What is humanitarian journalism? (Book chapter)

Mel Bunce

March 27, 2019

Publication

In this chapter, we define humanitarian journalism and give an overview of previous research on this subject.

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Foundation funding and the boundaries of journalism (Article)

We show that foundation funding has a significant effect on how journalists understand, value and practice their work.

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REPORT: The state of humanitarian journalism

By Martin Scott, Kate Wright and Mel Bunce. In this report we present some of the findings of our four year, global research project into the state of humanitarian journalism around the world. We ask, Which news organisations regularly report on humanitarian affairs? How are they funded, and what ethical problems or professional dilemmas does […]

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Who’s reporting Africa now? NGOs, journalism and multimedia (Book)

What effects has NGOs' shift into news production had on journalism and NGO-work?

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‘Doing good’ and ‘looking good’ in global humanitarian reporting (Book chapter)

This chapter investigates how a private donor's motivation to 'look good' interacts with a news outlet's ability to 'do good'.

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Slack, virtual newsrooms and journalistic practice (Article)

Mel Bunce

January 10, 2018

Publication

This article discusses a year-long study of a digital news outlet, whose journalists collaborate, almost exclusively, via Slack.

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Foundation-funded Journalism, Philanthro-capitalism and Tainted Donors (Article)

Kate Wright

January 9, 2018

Publication

This article considers the ethical dilemmas for journalists when their donors are alleged to have been involved in unethical activities.

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The influence of foundation funding on international journalism (Article)

Martin Scott

September 18, 2017

Publication

How does donor funding affect the independence, role perceptions, and ideology of the journalism it supports?

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NGOs as News Organisations (Book Chapter)

Kate Wright

September 14, 2017

Publication

By Kate Wright (@newsprof1) What does it mean to talk about NGOs as news organisations? Non-Governmental Organisations have long sought to shape news by providing research briefings, constructing newsworthy events or enabling journalists to access case studies. But in the past decade, scholars have highlighted the ways in which NGOs are changing organisationally to become […]

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The politics of humanitarian journalism (Book chapter)

Martin Scott

September 14, 2017

Publication

By Martin Scott (@martinscott2010). In this chapter, we draw attention to the considerable gaps in our knowledge about humanitarian journalism. While there has been comprehensive research on the content of humanitarian news, an especially on the question of which crises receive coverage, there is limited scholarship on the production or reception of this journalism. In […]

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