The politics of humanitarian journalism

Scott, Martin ORCID:, Wright, Kate and Bunce, Melanie (2021) The politics of humanitarian journalism. In: Routledge Handbook of Humanitarian Communication. Routledge. ISBN 11382-3057X

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In this chapter, we examine what we know, and do not know, about humanitarian news and identify the major challenges such journalism currently faces. In doing so, we hope to help producers, researchers and audiences of humanitarian news to reflect critically on the increasingly complex ethical and political dilemmas inherent in this field. We argue that the most pressing issue is the relationship between humanitarian journalism, the field of politics and the operation of power in global governance more generally. We distinguish three key areas of research on humanitarian journalism - content, production and reception – and show that politics and power are under-examined in all of them.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > The State, Governance and Conflict
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Cultural Politics, Communications & Media
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Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2021 02:07
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 23:55

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