Author Archives: EJC

The Trials Of Being A Journalist In Aleppo

May 19th, 2014 | by EJC

Journalism is one of the hardest jobs around: it is the search for the truth, and its difficulties and dangers are multiplied during times of armed conflict, as is the case in Syria


Oakland Police Apply Data-Driven Journalism In California

May 12th, 2014 | by EJC

Oakland Police Beat is a new data journalism resource aimed at shining light on the practices of Oakland’s law enforcement officers. Their first story out of the gate is pulled no punches, finding that Oakland’s most decorated officers were responsible for a high number of brutality lawsuits and shootings. Alexander Howard interviews the Beat's co-founder Abraham Hyatt


Hard Evidence: How Does False Information Spread Online?

April 29th, 2014 | by EJC

At the recent World Economic Forum, members raised concerns over the spread of misinformation online. Farida Vis, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Media, looks at online communication channels and explains how false information propagates


Central Africa’s Crisis Is Testing Local, Independent Media

April 14th, 2014 | by EJC

Locally sustained media outlets have taken root across Africa following bitter conflicts. But when political tensions tip into spiraling violence, as they have in South Sudan and Central African Republic (CAR), these news organizations have emerged as a bastion for lifesaving information


Trauma In Journalism: What Every Freelancer At Risk Needs to Know

March 18th, 2014 | by EJC

Freelancers have particular vulnerabilities when reporting in fragile situations - isolation, lack of support and limited access to appropriate training. Gavin Rees, from the Dart Centre Europe, provides information on self-care and trauma craft reporting issues for freelance journalists



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