The experience of an Arizona student journalist highlights the growing threat that online harassment poses to journalists, especially those just starting out.
On the Media
Dozens of journalists have been killed across the region, despite protections designed to keep them safe.
The disruption of the media ecosystem and unfair competition driven in part by the move to a digital, mobile, and platform-dominated media environment jeopardizes the sustainability of journalism, which represents a major democratic danger.
Policymakers, investors, and funders have often had warm words to say about the value of independent journalism, [but] when it comes to cold, hard cash or meaningful policies, in a world of growing crises, other priorities tend to take precedence.
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Reforming the media sector is central to ensuring the success of a democratization effort. Yet reform efforts can easily stall as [it] contends with entrenched political and business interests vying for control of the information space.
On the fourth anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, we should demand accountability from Saudi Arabia, louder than ever. But we should also denounce, as Khashoggi would have, the assaults against press freedom in so many other countries that continue unabated — and often go unremarked.
Journalists are either in jail or in exile, as Daniel Ortega sets about destroying the country’s independent media. And the rest of Central America is following in line.
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Language [and images are] part of a cycle that retains and reinforces historically rooted unequal power relations, which are often expressed and reinforced in colonialist, racist, sexist and other forms of oppressive practices.
The remaining female journalists in Afghanistan have one thing in common: They love their work, and feel it is more vital than ever.
Journalism is necessary for civic life because it’s a vital part of the networks that connect us.
Storytelling is the basic way that all communities are created, whether they be neighborhoods or nations. When storytellers create a conversation about the neighborhood — its problems, opportunities, and events — people are able to create the sense and reality of belonging to a community.
“People who don’t watch the news watch me. People who watch the news don’t watch me.”
Callaghan believes that independent creators like him will gradually replace the traditional pillars of journalism, “just because there’s so much distrust in media as it is … left and right.” Until then, Callaghan, Mosher, and Gilbert-Katz will have the opportunity to further shape the coming generations of journalists and social media reportage.
“I pretty much create news content for the disengaged,” he said. “That’s the achievement.”
“When [news] organizations spend valuable resources uncovering corruption, abuse, or neglect, they want to see the problem addressed. Cross-field collaborations between media and civil society organizations are one way to achieve that goal” Adrià Fruitos