September 11, 2018 •
Comment, Newsroom Management, Recent, Specialist Journalism, Technology •
by Alexandra Borchardt
Artificial Intelligence can do a lot to improve life in the newsroom, but journalism is exactly about the type of choices computers are unable to make, argues Alexandra Borchardt....
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...
May 26, 2016 •
Latest stories, Media and Politics •
by Abdelkrim Hizaoui
In the aftermath of the ‘Arab Spring’, two Maghreb countries are developing different styles of press regulation. In Tunisia, the outcome is likely to be a self-regulated Press Council, whilst in Morocco the project is implemented by...
February 29, 2016 •
Media and Politics, Recent, Research •
by Susanne Fengler Marcus Kreutler Tina Bettels Schwabbauer
Important pan-European news stories, such as the Ukraine crisis, are often overlooked by Europe’s media – including the quality press – according to new research. A comparative analysis of the conflict in Ukraine, conducted...
December 8, 2015 •
Media and Politics, Recent •
by Halyna Budivska
Media in Ukraine has become a pawn in the game between different political forces, a new study concludes. And audiences have noticed: recent months have witnessed a sharp decline of public trust in the media. This crisis is only likely...
July 14, 2015 •
Media and Politics, Short stories •
by Miruna Munteanu
Please, beware of headlines promising to explain the Greek crisis in a nutshell. There is no fast and simple explanation to the problem. Only the minds of those trying to sum it up in a few clichés are simple. And there are many. And it...
June 24, 2015 •
Media and Politics, Press Freedom, Recent •
by Dariya Orlova and Victoria Sydorenko
Recent political developments in Ukraine, following the EuroMaidan Revolution, have seen increased democratization of the country. Yet press freedom remains highly vulnerable, as media-owning oligarchs continue to exert editorial pressure...
June 23, 2015 •
Ethics and Quality, Recent •
by Thomas Kent
The Online News Association (ONA) will soon launch its “Build Your Own Ethics Code” project, designed to help news organisations, startups and individual journalists create codes of ethics that reflect their own journalistic...
March 6, 2015 •
Media and Politics, Media Economics •
by Thomas Schmidt
In contrast to many European countries the United States imposes few public interest regulations on its media. In his new book, America’s Battle for Media Democracy: The Triumph of Corporate Libertarianism and the Future of Media Reform,...