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

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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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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Humanitarian journalism research in the news

Martin Scott

February 20, 2019

Blog

A summary of recent news coverage of our humanitarian journalism research.

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Why are humanitarian crises under-reported? (Blog)

Martin Scott

February 11, 2019

Blog

Article original published by Inter Press Service.

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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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REPORT: The state of humanitarian journalism

Martin Scott

October 16, 2018

Blog

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In this report we present some of the findings of our four year research project into the state of humanitarian news.

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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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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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Global international assistance to media is less than 0.3% of total ODA. #COVID19 shows why increased commitment and long-term investment in media as part of international development funding is needed. @Poynter @Rieneke4D #mediadev #ODA
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Media decline is damaging deeply divided societies - can we 'build back better' after Covid 19?

Today we publish material from our international media conference drawing lessons on this question, including from Northern Ireland where the event took place: http://bit.ly/SCIMedia

FFS. Tom Meighan from Kasabian assaulted his girlfriend in a "sustained attack", dragged her back into the house by her ankles and a terrified kid dialled 999 - and he gets community service. What sort of message does that send out about domestic abuse and women's safety?