This research project analyses humanitarian journalism at this important juncture. It draws on more than 150 interviews with humanitarian journalists, newsroom observations, extensive analysis of news content, and surveys of audiences. Using this data, we aim to paint a picture of the daily lives of humanitarian journalists and the political, economic and cultural forces that shape their work.
This project is primarily a collaboration between Dr Mel Bunce (City, University of London), Dr Martin Scott (University of East Anglia) and Dr Kate Wright (Edinburgh University). All three researchers have published numerous academic and non-academic outputs about journalism and international affairs. More details about each researcher can be found below.
As part of the Humanitarian Journalism research project we have been investigating the significance of foundation funding for international journalism and the ethical and political issues associated with it.
The Humanitarian Journalism research project is investigating how the news media report on humanitarian crises, what shapes their coverage and what influence it has.