Lezing 'The State of Humanitarian Journalism: A Guest Lecture on International News Coverage about Humanitarian Crises'

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Studenten, Medewerkers, Alumni, Journalisten
30-10-2019 van 10:00 tot 12:45
Academieraadzaal, Voldersstraat 9, 9000 Gent
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In this guest lecture, Dr. Kate Wright discusses, from multiple perspectives, international humanitarian journalism with a focus on Africa.

Humanitarian journalism plays a crucial role in how citizens, aid workers and international organizations around the world respond to emergencies and human suffering. Research on this journalism has tended to focus on establishing which topics and crises receive the most and least coverage. But researchers have not explored other important questions such as: how do different funding models for humanitarian journalism change the news that is produced? How do governments influence the international reporting of humanitarian issues? What news do citizens and aid workers want to see more of? In this guest lecture, Kate Wright starts to answer these questions with data from a large scale, four-year multi-country study of humanitarian journalists, the news they produce, and the audiences who consume it.

The lecture is open for the public and will be held on Wednesday 30 October from 10:00 until 12:45 in Academieraadzaal (Aula), Volderstraat 9, 9000 Ghent.