Western aid has resulted in an Anglo-American culture of journalism education which has proved impractical to implement in African countries with illiberal political regimes.
An American media scholar studying in Australia looks at the protections offered by the two countries for investigative reporting, raising crucial questions about journalism's role in democracy.
A new form of journalism, dubbed "access journalism" is creeping into the media, and its reliance on allegations and lack of evidence poses a serious threat.
A recent survey found that Americans trust local media outlets far more than national ones.
A new book celebrates the long and rich history of investigative reporting in southern Africa, and highlights some hidden and forgotten gems.
South Africans have a right to know why the lapses at Sunday Times occurred and why those that spoke up against them were silenced.
Nhlanhla Nene was highly regarded for refusing to fund former President Zuma's ludicrous rent-seeking projects.
Instead of taking pride in how quickly they cover the same stories as everyone else, these organizations make public service journalism their top priority.
Spotlight’s Walter V. Robinson and the Newcastle Herald’s Chad Watson on covering clergy abuse - and the threats that followed.
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In this episode, we hear from Walter V. Robinson on how the Boston Globe Spotlight investigation into clergy abuse began, and from the Newcastle Herald's Chad Watson on how his paper covered abuse.
Fairfax Media has a long and highly successful history in investigative journalism, which may be at risk if the company merges with the Nine Network.
Without credible news and information, a healthy democracy is not possible.
The sustainability of the news media is a precondition for good journalism in the public interest. Thus, economic questions should form part of discussions of press freedom.
South African investigative journalists and civil society played a crucial role in bringing a country in the clutches of patronage networks back from the brink.
Established media organisations are collaborating across borders and with new media to break big stories such as global tax avoidance by the rich and powerful.
A good news story about the news? It's true. In British Columbia, a digital news ecology is flowering through ‘coopetition’ – as Media Democracy Day will soon showcase.
South Africa's perilous decline under Jacob Zuma's presidency is set out in two non-fiction books that provide unsettling, but essential reading.
Canadian newspapers are in trouble, and there are no philanthropic efforts afoot to rescue them. The National Student Investigative Reporting Network, or NSIRN, is aiming to make a difference.
Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has been killed in Malta – but we must accept that corruption is a problem for all of Europe.
There are reasons to channel Harvey aid through the nonprofit despite evidence that it wasted money following Haiti's earthquake and fumbled Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.
Imagine, for a moment, if there were no independent journalists left to decipher PR spin.