This will be a critical year for the relationship between publishers and platforms, as companies like Google and Facebook fight a rising tide of criticism about their impact on society – and on journalism. In this report Nic Newman looks ahead at the trends that will shape the news industry in 2018.
The GFMD secretariat led a campaign with 23 of its member organisations to draft a joint letter urging the EU to to ensure stable funding for human rights and democracy globally as well as for journalism and media pluralism in Europe.
emale journalists and bloggers throughout the globe are being inundated with threats of murder, rape, physical violence and graphic imagery via email, commenting sections and across all social media platforms. This publication hopes to clarify the complexity of online abuse of female journalists.
IWMF’s Violence and Harassment Against Women in the News Media report offers the first comprehensive picture of the dangers faced by many women working in news media around the world.
FOIAnet has updated their map of Right to Know Day activities happening around the world to mark International Right to Know Day. FOIAnet’s RTK Day activities are meant to help journalists, activists, citizens, and others become better equipped to hold governments accountable, uncover corruption, and strengthen societies.
To assist both practitioners and supporters of investigative journalism, the authors examine a wide variety of views on how to measure the impact of investigative journalism quantitatively. They report that “the metrics available aren’t as straightforward as measuring audience or tracking website traffic”.
In the recent webinar hosted by GFMD, panellists have shared their insights on how audience data can be used for project design, informing project implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, and how it can be used by local news media. This exercise aimed to showcase current developments in the field of digital audience analytics.
On 27 March the EU Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs adopted the Report on media pluralism and media freedom in the EU. The report includes a motion for a European Parliament Resolution, which focuses on the relationship between media pluralism, freedom of expression and democracy in the digital age.
“After years in the doldrums, support to independent media shows signs of being revitalised. Many donors are recognising that prospects for human progress in the 21st century are increasingly tied to how people are informed or misinformed”, writes James Deane in a blog originally published on www.bbc.co.uk.
Funders Confidential panel in International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy in early April attempted to expose the often-mysterious process that is how funders and foundations choose which projects they are willing to support.
At the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, the Dart Center hosted panels on dealing with gendered threats, and on interviewing people with a history of violence.
“Tracking donor efforts to support media development is fundamental to assessing whether enough resources are being directed at these efforts, and whether those resources are being channeled to the areas of most pressing need”, writes Daniel O’Maley on www.cima.ned.org.
In a new report, “The Case for Philanthropic Support for Local Journalism in a Time of Market Upheaval”, Tony Proscio, of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, explores the current landscape of local journalism, with a particular focus on the role that philanthropy could play in revitalising the field.
The Global Council to Build Trust in Media and Fight Misinformation was announced on 12 April 2018 at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy. The Council will come together around the core issues of information sharing, innovation, collaboration and co-ordination of initiatives.
Four winners of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Prototype Fund Challenge presented tools and strategies to fight disinformation and increase trust in the media during a panel at the International Symposium on Online Journalism in Austin, Texas.
The call is directed at the European Commission suggesting that in addition to condemning the recent killings of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and Daphne Caruana Galizia and calling upon authorities to address them on the national level the Commission should come up with better ways to protect journalists and journalism on the EU level.
To respond to interest of funders about the role they can play in supporting news and community information, Media Impact Funders network has produced an updated version of Journalism and Media Grantmaking: Five Things You Need to Know and Five Ways to Get Started .
2017 was marked by a number of relevant new as well as ongoing developments to the global media landscape. From fake news and content policy, to the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) and the growth of cryptocurrencies, new issues are constantly emerging that challenge existing thought and practice.
The News Integrity Initiative at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is pleased to announce $2.5 million in grants to Internews and the European Journalism Centre to support community-focused journalism around the globe. NII is building an alliance of partners from different sectors devoted to a vision of journalism that serves as a force for building trust.
“Defending Journalism”, a new global study by International Media Support (IMS), analyses the efforts to safeguard journalists in seven countries where environments of conflict and instability challenges the ability of journalists to produce good, in-depth journalism.