The common ground of both these reports, Cairncross and Knight, is that local media serve local democracy. They then depart company on how it is to be supported and encouraged, the former looking to public finance, the latter to philanthropy and citizenship. On balance, we need to find ways in which local journalism can re-discover its old craft and creativity for its own ends.
Former journalist and LSE MSc student Behailu Shiferaw Mihirete argues that the new Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed should have more global recognition for his reforms that have transformed the freedom of the press. @behailus
TIME magazine could not have picked a more appropriate year than 2018 to honor journalists and the press as its Person of the Year […]
LSE student Helena Smolak speaks to Lindsey Hilsum about life as an international correspondent, the risk of covering war, how to cope with trauma and the question of objectivity in journalism. This article was first published in The London Globalist.
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We are sitting in her living room decorated by all the souvenirs from different countries. A […]
In his latest blog on the new ethics of journalism, George Pitcher asks what is behind the trend for broadcast journalists to shout questions at politicians when there’s no chance of getting an answer.
Why do UK political broadcast reporters shout questions at senior politicians as they arrive at public buildings such as Number 10, leave their homes in the […]