Kristinn Hrafnsson, editor in chief of WikiLeaks, and barrister Jennifer Robinson talk to the media after Julian Assange’s arrest in London.
It's dangerous for the press to take up Julian Assange's cause, two journalism scholars write. Assange is no journalist, they say, and making him out to be one is likely to damage press freedoms.
‘Laugh so you don’t cry’: Venezuelan students crack up as they stand near a damaged mural of Venezuelan independence hero Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. 7, 2019.
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The rise of black comedy to explain Venezuela's chaos recalls an old saying in the crisis-stricken South American country: 'Laugh so you don't cry.'
A supporter of Brazilian right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro shouts at journalists gathered in front of the Brazilian National Conference of Bishops in Brasilia, where the presidential candidate for the Workers’ Party (PT), Fernando Haddad, is holding a meeting with Catholic leaders, on October 11, 2018.
In a context of defiance against media, how can journalists recover the public's trust and their image of "truth tellers"? Brazil provides a few examples.
Mourners carry the body of a victim of the New Zealand mosque shootings for a burial in Christchurch on March 20, 2019.
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As the news of the shootings in New Zealand quickly unfolded, a researcher took note of the way the event was covered in news media and how the coverage was being discussed on social media.
Does the news business need a better definition of transparency?
Trust in the news media is low. One way to regain that trust is better transparency, media experts say. But what does transparency mean? The field of organizational management may provide an answer.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau being interviewed after delivering a budget that promised financial aid for journalism.
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The newspaper industry has been asking the federal government for financial assistance for years. Now that Ottawa has revealed its plan, what purpose will it serve to sustain news organizations?
Finance Minister Bill Morneau participates in TV interviews after tabling his budget, which included a $595 million financial package for news organizations.
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The federal budget has offered several initiatives to help Canada's ailing news industry. Does that mean journalists will be compromised by government handouts? New research suggests they won't.
The journalist in the XY case covered traumatic cases such as that of Arthur Freeman, who threw his daughter Darcey off West Gate Bridge.
In a landmark ruling by a Victorian court, a former Age journalist has successfully sued for damages after consistently covering traumatic cases in her job.
Our decision-making and conduct is influenced by what we read, see or hear.
Science is a part of everyday life. Science journalists can do more to connect science to the public.
A new report concludes companies like Facebook – headed up by Mark Zuckerberg – should not be allowed to consider themselves ahead of and beyond the law.
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Are you annoyed at Facebook? You're not alone – and momentum is growing across the world to use regulation and the law to rein in the behaviours of this and other digital platforms.
Sarah Isgur Flores, Justice Department spokeswoman, being interviewed by CNN’s Chris Cuomo in 2018.
CNN has just announced it has hired a former Trump administration official to help direct political coverage. A storm of criticism ensued. But political hacks have long found a home in journalism.
Is it ethical for a journalist to report on someone else’s conversation?
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ITV was justified in reporting Olly Robbins' private conversation about Brexit as the public has a right to know the government's plans.
Local newspapers keep readers’ interest on local politics.
American politics has gotten more partisan in the last 50 years. One of the reasons: the closing of local newspapers.
Is connecting with their audience key to journalism’s future?
Journalism's crisis – loss of readers, revenue and respect – has led many to conclude that if the news business is to survive, it has to do a better job of connecting with its audience. How can it be done?
Journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a 2014 press conference in Bahrain.
Jamal Khashoggi's brutal murder happened at a consulate, a space not subject to the laws of the host country, Turkey. That means the alleged murderers did not fear interference by local authorities.
Journalism needs champions more than ever.
Strong public interest journalism needs champions like never before. The Conversation's editor Misha Ketchell explains why.
As U.S. President Donald Trump continues to cry ‘fake news’ and stir up distrust of the media, it’s time to embrace ‘solutions journalism’ that focuses on how to solve problems.
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"Solutions journalism" aims to give more prominence to solution-oriented narratives. It reports on responses to social problems by moving the solutions out of the footnotes.
More money but not for all.
Memberships, subscriptions and small donations are reducing reliance on big grants, but mainly for the outlets that were already flourishing.
Women in totalitarian states are among those particularly at risk by government’s use of Big Data to spy on its citizens.
If left unchecked, invasions of privacy enabled by technology could put every human right at risk, and on a scale that would be truly terrifying.
Documentary filmmaker Janet Jarman works on her film about midwives in Mexico.
Gone are the support, preparation and security typically granted to staff correspondents.