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

Caring in Crisis? Humanitarianism, the Public and NGOs (Book review)

Martin Scott

January 24, 2018

Blog

This book makes an important and well-evidenced contribution

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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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The politics of humanitarian journalism (Book chapter)

Martin Scott

September 14, 2017

Publication

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

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Why Humanosphere’s hibernation matters (Blog)

Martin Scott

July 2, 2017

Blog

Humanosphere is one of a desperately small number of outlets regularly covering humanitarian affairs

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What makes news humanitarian?

Martin Scott

April 21, 2017

Blog

Answering such questions is important for disentangling some of the various dilemmas and tensions journalists face

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How do we decide which humanitarian crises are under-reported?

Martin Scott

February 17, 2017

Blog

According to the World Food Program, more than 20 million people risk dying from starvation within six months, in four separate famines. But as long as news attention is focussed elsewhere, these crises are unlikely to receive the support they need.

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