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    The rise of constructive journalism: a sign that social scientists should update their analytical frameworks?

The rise of constructive journalism: a sign that social scientists should update their analytical frameworks?

Constructive journalism is embraced by a growing number of specialised media outlets and the number of dedicated sections within major mainstream news websites keeps rising. And while the ideas behind constructive journalism are not entirely new, with parallels, for example, in slow journalism, it appears that it is riding a wave of growing hunger for constructive discourses.

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    Dear journalists, we want to be more honest with you. For starters, don’t call us charities (guest blog)

Dear journalists, we want to be more honest with you. For starters, don’t call us charities (guest blog)

Simon O’Connell, Executive Director of Mercy Corps makes the case for a new relationship between NGOs and the media, one which starts by acknowledging the complexity of their work. 

Yumbe is about as far north and west in Uganda as it is possible to go. A dozen years ago I worked in this part of Africa, and I went back there […]

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    The Bristol Cable- a model for sustainable local journalism?

The Bristol Cable- a model for sustainable local journalism?

The Bristol Cable has been cited by many as an example of a ‘best practice’ independent local news organisation.  MSc student and Silverstone Scholar Anthony Graham-Dillon spoke to Cable reporter Matty Edwards, about the Cable’s co-operative business model, drive for media diversity and literacy and the challenges of producing public-interest journalism.

Q: The Cable is clear about its commitment to the issues that matter in […]

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    What is quality journalism? The most important question for news organisations today, but do we know what it means?

What is quality journalism? The most important question for news organisations today, but do we know what it means?

Quality is the key word for journalism right now, but it can mean nothing.

At a recent Google Newsgeist conference in Lisbon of 150+ journalism and tech people it threaded its way through the conversations about how ‘good’ journalism can survive and thrive in an age of misinformation, competition and distraction. Here’s some thoughts sparked by that gathering.

Most of us […]

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    The Recipe for Cutting Edge Global News: LSE students visit Al Jazeera

The Recipe for Cutting Edge Global News: LSE students visit Al Jazeera

This article is by LSE MSc student Séverine Guex

“Giving a voice to the voiceless,” this is the well-known mission of the news channel Al Jazeera. Launched twenty-two years ago in Qatar, Al Jazeera Arabic was the first independent news channel in the Arab world. Aiming to provide comprehensive news and live debate, the channel now reaches more than 270 […]

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