Digesting the World News Media Congress at Zaragoza with WAN-IFRA

In many countries around the world, journalists are labelled tax evaders, money launderers, traders in fake information – to discredit them – leading to further intimidation and aggressive trolling.

So how can journalists around the world unite to stand with their sisters and brothers against this? We shouldn’t turn a blind eye to this in the UK. For, while we may not witness this form of intimidation, we know every day our journalists are intimidated and threatened. It is just a matter of degree.

What are we going to do with the problem of news avoidance?

News fatigue is becoming as familiar a phrase as fake news is to beat the news industry around the head with. Even journalists, it seems, are finding themselves becoming fatigued about the news narrative. Alan Hunter (ex-Times and co-founder of HMB Advisory) this week recirculated a post from Washington Post columnist Amanda Ripley, who confessedContinue reading “What are we going to do with the problem of news avoidance?”

What are we learning from the inquiry to find a solution for the sustainability of local journalism?

What conclusions can we draw from this week’s select committee inquiry into the sustainability of local journalism? The  two sessions held in Cardiff heard initially from the largest publisher in the UK, Reach plc, as well as one of the smallest, Bedford Independent, with the panel also shared by the Media Reform Coalition. The afternoonContinue reading “What are we learning from the inquiry to find a solution for the sustainability of local journalism?”

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