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REPORT: Charitable funding may interfere with editorial independence

Funding journalism through charitable donations in the Global South may allow funders to exert influence over newsrooms, Anya Schiffrin of Columbia University writes in a report published by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA). The report is based on a survey and interviews with 49 funders, intermediaries, and grantees. All parties expressed satisfaction with … Continued

ARTICLE: Donor power and journalism

Martin Scott, of University of East Anglia, Mel Bunce, City University of London, and Kate Wright, of Edinburgh University, explore how foundation funding influence on international public service journalism and journalistic practices. The article reports on the findings of a research project about humanitarian news organisation Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) as it transitioned from being funded … Continued


CFP | 31.03. | Media management and education in time of disruption

An IMMAA (International Media Management Academic Association) conference is calling for paper and panel proposals. The event is entitled “Media Sustainability, Value Creation and Public Policies” and it will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on the 11th and 12th of September 2017. The conference accepts various contributions, but its focus is on media management … Continued


CFP: How will future media be produced and regulated?

A workshop entitled “The Future of Media Content: Interventions and Industries in the Internet Era” is looking for paper proposals. The workshop is arranged by two ECREA sections, “Communication Law and Policy” and “Media Industries and Cultural Production”. The event will take place in Norwich, United Kingdom, on the 15th and 16th of September 2017. … Continued

Hanna Nikkanen JRN video interview

VIDEO: Covering complex global issues and discussing new forms of publishing

Hanna Nikkanen, a Visiting Professor at the University of Tampere, talked with us about her plans for teaching and current interests. We went through various interesting topics such as the future of journalism and skills required from future journalists. She also talked about the difficulty of covering global issues, such as climate change. In the … Continued

REPORT: Legacy media struggles to move online

Large legacy news organisations are investing heavily in their online expansion, a new Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) report reveals. It is authored by Alessio Cornia, Annika Sehl, and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, all of University of Oxford. The authors interviewed editors and managers from 25 private legacy new organisations based in Finland, … Continued

CFP: Value Creation in Media Markets

The European Media Management Association (emma) is looking for paper proposals for its 2017 annual conference. The event will be held in Ghent, Belgium, on the 11th and 12th of May next spring. The conference is entitled “Value Creation in Media Markets: Business Models, Clusters and Ecosystems”. The organizers suggest topics such as “Entrepreneurship in … Continued

ARTICLE: Mapping digital journalism

With the rise of the Internet, the technological possibilities for journalists to create transparency in news reporting have increased, write Edda Humprecht and Frank Esser, both of University of Zürich. Online journalism is also able to increase understanding by providing background information, and add participation by providing a platform for interactive exchange. The study explores to what … Continued