The Humanitarian Journalism project is seeking to better understand how the news media report on humanitarian crises and what shapes their coverage.

The politics of humanitarian journalism (Book chapter)

Martin Scott

September 14, 2017


In this chapter, we draw attention to the considerable gaps in our knowledge about humanitarian journalism.

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Foundation funding of international news: The drive for solutions and impact (Article)

This paper examines the private foundations stepping in to finance journalism and questions their growing influence.

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