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Philanthropy and journalism in the Global South (Video)

Mel Bunce

July 6, 2020

Blog

This video of an ICA by Dr Mel Bunce presentation is based on our article ‘Foundation Funding and the Boundaries of Journalism’.

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Journalism and philanthropy during Covid-19 (Q&A)

Martin Scott

June 16, 2020

Blog

Journalism's economic crisis is now compounded by COVID-19, at a time when we need it even more.

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Why did Epstein fund non-profit news? (Blog)

Kate Wright

August 23, 2019

Blog

As more researchers resign from MIT Media Lab, we ask, 'when should journalists cut ties with a donor'?

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Overview of philanthro-journalism research

Martin Scott

April 2, 2019

Blog

An overview of the state of research into foundation-funded journalism highlighting best practice.

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What’s Wrong with Philanthro-Journalism?

Martin Scott

February 8, 2019

Blog

We discuss the unintended consequences of foundation funding of international news.

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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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Foundation support for international news

Martin Scott

September 5, 2018

Blog

The key features of private foundation support for international non-profit journalism.

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

We investigate how a private donor's motivation to 'look good' shapes journalists' ability to 'do good'.

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Who are the intermediaries for international news? (Blog)

Martin Scott

March 2, 2018

Blog

This explainer answers five key questions about the role of intermediaries for international journalism.

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Journalism, philanthropy and tainted donors (Article)

Kate Wright

January 9, 2018

Publication

The ethical dilemmas for journalists when donors are alleged to have been involved in unethical activities.

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