March 22, 2018 •
Business Models, Media Economics, Recent •
by Manuela Preoteasa and Andrei Schwartz
Back in the 2000s, Romania, like other Central and Eastern European countries, had a complicated media landscape. Media tycoons were funnelling unrealistic amounts of money into a constrained commercial press that had no way of providing a...
March 2, 2018 •
Media and Politics, Press Freedom, Recent •
by Martina Topinkova
The Czech media landscape has significantly changed over the last five years. A wealth of new and independent journalistic projects – fact checkers, independent outlets and charities – has shot up, adding to the existing media...
November 10, 2017 •
Recent, Research, Specialist Journalism •
by Oleksandr Yaroshchuk
Fact-checking organisations approach their work differently, depending upon their location. A recent comparison between American and Ukrainian fact-checking projects has highlighted key differences. The American sites focus on a very broad...
October 24, 2017 •
Comment, Media and Politics •
by Abdelkrim Hizaoui
After the 2011 Arab Spring protests, which ended Tunisia’s authoritarian regime, reforming the country’s media became a priority for the West. Representatives of European governments and international organisations hurried to...
June 8, 2017 •
Ethics and Quality, Media Economics, Short stories •
by Michael Getler
The recent news that The New York Times is eliminating the position of Public Editor—sometimes called an ombudsman, or reader’s representative—is sad but not at all surprising. Not too long ago, back in the 1980s, there were more...
February 9, 2017 •
Ethics and Quality, Latest stories, Media and Politics •
by Raluca Radu
The extraordinary demonstrations in support of democracy and the rule of law in Romania, with hundreds of thousands of people taking to the streets across the country and abroad, are the result of excellent journalism. Reporters have...