The three main researchers have published numerous academic and non-academic outputs about journalism and international affairs. Below is a list of their most relevant publications.

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Bunce, M. Franks, S. and C. Paterson. (eds.). (2016) Africa’s Media Image in the Twenty-first Century: from the ‘Heart of Darkness’ to ‘Africa Rising’. London: Routledge.

Scott, M. (2014) Media and Development. Zed Books.

Wright, K. (2017) Who’s Reporting Africa Now? Journalists, Non-Governmental Organisations and Multimedia. Peter Lang.

Academic journal articles

Bunce, Mel (2016) Beyond clickbait and commerce: The ethics, possibilities and challenges of not-for-profit media A Special Issue of Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics Vol.13 No.2/3 Edited by Denis Muller Judith Townend.

Bunce, Mel (2016) “Africa in the Click Stream: Readership data and the production of international news stories” African Journalism Studies 36:4.

Bunce, Mel (2011) “The new foreign correspondent at work: Local-national ‘stringers’ and the global news coverage of Darfur” Reuters Reports, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University. *Article won the Ngo Future of Work Prize, Oxford University.

Bunce, Mel (2010) “ ‘This Place Used to be a White British Boys’ Club’: Reporting Dynamics and Cultural Clash at an International News Bureau in Nairobi” The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs Vol. 99: Issue. 410, pp. 515 – 528.

Scott, M. Bunce, M. and Wright, K. (In review) Donor power in the news: The influence of foundation funding on international public service journalism. Journal of Press/Politics.

Scott, M. (2015) The Myth of Representations of Africa: A Comprehensive Scoping Review of the Literature. Journalism Studies. Online First.

Scott, M. (2015) Distant Suffering Online: The Unfortunate Irony of Cyber-Utopian Narratives. The International Communication Gazette. Online First.

Scott, M (2014) The Role of Celebrities in Mediating Distant Others. International Journal of Cultural Studies. Online First.

Scott, M. (2014) The Mediation of Distant Suffering: An Empirical Contribution Beyond Television News Texts. Media, Culture and Society. 36:1, 3-19.

Scott, M. (2009) Marginalised, Negative or Trivial? Coverage of Africa in the UK Press. Media, Culture and Society, 31:4. 533–557.

Wright, K. (In Print.) "Helping our beneficiaries tell their own stories?" International aid agencies and the politics of voice within news production. Global Media and Communication

Wright, K. (2016). Moral Economies: Interrogating the Interactions of NGOs, Journalists and Freelancers. International Journal of Communication, 10, p.20.

Wright, K. (2015) ‘These grey areas’: freelancers and the ‘blurring’ of INGOs and news organisations’. Journalism Studies.

Wright, K. (2014) ‘Should journalists be ‘virtuous?’ Mainstream news production, complex media organisations and the work of Nick Couldry’, Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism 15 (3) pp.364-381.

Wright, K. (2012) ‘Listening to suffering: what does ‘proper distance’ have to do with radio news?’ Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism 13 (3) pp.284-302.

Wright, K. (2011) Reality without scare quotes: Developing the case for critical realism in journalism research." Journalism Studies 12, (2) pp.156-171.

Book chapters

Bunce, Mel (2016, forthcoming) “Africa Rising” in M. Bunce, S. Franks, & C. Paterson (eds.) Africa’s Media image in the 21st Century: From the ‘Heart of Darkness’ to ‘Africa Rising’ Routledge: London.

Bunce, Mel (2015) “Africa’s media image: new storytellers, new narratives?” in Julie Gallagher (ed.) Images of Africa: creation, negotiation and subversion. Manchester University Press: Manchester.

Scott, M. (2016) How not to write about writing about Africa. In M. Bunce, S. Franks and C. Paterson (eds.) Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century.

Scott, M. (2014) Encountering Distant Others? Reconsidering the Appearance of International Coverage for the Study of Mediated Cosmopolitanism. In Y. Aybige and R. Trandafoiu (eds.) Media and Cosmopolitanism. Peter Lang.

Scott, M. (2013) More News is Bad News: Expanding the Scope of Studies of ‘the Public Faces of Development’ and ‘Media and Morality’. In D. Lewis, D. Rodgers & M. Woolcock (eds.) Popular Representations of Development: Insights from Novels, Films, Television and Social Media. Routledge.

Wright, K. (In print). 'Public-Commercial Hybridity at BBC News Online: Covering Non-Governmental Organisations in Africa'. (Ed.) A. Davis. The Death of Public Knowledge?  London: Goldsmiths/MIT Press

Wright, K. (2016) ’It was a ‘simple’, ‘positive’ story of African self-help (manufactured by a Kenyan NGO by advertising multinationals’. (Eds.). M. Bunce, S. Franks, C. Paterson. Africa’s Media Image in the Twenty-first Century: from the ‘Heart of Darkness’ to ‘Africa Rising’. London: Routledge.

Reports / Other publications

Bunce, Mel & Chatterjee, Elizabeth (2010) “Narrating Democracy in the Commonwealth: An Overview” Commissioned report for: Democracy and the Commonwealth: a Round Table Centenary Celebration.

Magee, H. and Scott, M. (2016) Small Screen, Big World: How UK Television portrated the wider world in January 2016. IBT

Magee, H. and Scott, M. (2015) Reflecting a Changing World? How UK Television portrayed the wider world in 2014-15. IBT

Scott, M. (2011) Outside the Box: UK Television Coverage of Developing Countries, ‘Impact’ and Social and Online Media. IBT.

Scott, M. (2009) Guidelines for Broadcasters on Encouraging Media and Information Literacy and User-Generated Content. UNESCO / CBA.

Scott, M. (2009) The World in Focus: How UK Audiences Connect with the Wider World and the International Content of News in 2009 CBA / IBT.

Scott, M. (2008) Media Literacy from the Perspective of Broadcasters and User-Generated Content Producers Around the World. UNESCO / CBA.

Scott, M. (2008) Screening the World: How the UK Portrayed the Wider World in 2007-8. IBT, DFID.

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