To mark World Radio Day 2016 the Ethical Journalism Network has partnered with UNESCO to create a podcast to discuss the ethical issues that radio journalists face when covering conflicts, natural disasters and humanitarian crises.
Our director, Aidan White, speaks to international correspondents and local radio journalists about their experiences covering earthquakes, typhoons, civil wars, genocide, elections and independence movements with a special focus on female journalists and the importance of women getting access to accurate information.
The podcast also discusses the Ethical Journalism Network’s five point test for hate-speech, which was launched as part of our campaign “Turning the page of hate” in Kigali in 2014 to mark two decades since the Rwandan genocide.
Radio stations around the world are being encourage to download and broadcast the Ethical Journalism Network podcast on and before World Radio Day on 13 February 2016.
The refugee crisis represents a challenge to journalism across Europe. It has forced newsrooms to question how they report such a complex phenomenon in a balanced way, without reinforcing easy stereotypes and without appearing to dehumanise refugees.
Trinity Mirror is trying its hand at aggregating third-party publisher news in its latest mobile app, Perspecs. The publisher has 30 digital editions on tablets and 14 mobile apps across its national and regional titles. This is its first foray into aggregation in which it will be actively encouraging readers to click through to the original source. The plan is to build an audience before it starts to monetize the app, but it sees potential for introducing a revenue-share model, native advertising or in-app subscriptions, according to head of product Darren Sher.
A grant of $12,500 will be awarded to support the work of a promising early-career nonfiction writer on a story that uncovers truths about the human condition. Offered for the first time in 2015, the Award has been endowed by individuals and organizations touched by the life and work of Matthew Power, a wide-roving and award-winning journalist who sought to live and share the experience of the individuals and places on which he was reporting. Winners will have access to NYU’s libraries and the Institute’s facilities, including work space (as available).
The Reporting Award supports a work of journalism in any medium on significant underreported subjects in the public interest. The Institute will select up to two winners of the Reporting Award. Each winner may receive a different amount of money, at the discretion of the Committee. The maximum award is $12,500. Winners will have access to NYU’s libraries and the Institute’s facilities, including work space (as available).