Browsing the "Public Interest" Tag

Challenges For Media Development In Liberia

August 21st, 2015 | by EJC

Ken Harper, director of the Newhouse Center for Global Engagement at Syracuse University in the United States, has spent seven years working on media development in Liberia. In this audio interview, he explains his personal journey from the United States to Liberia, where he learnt about its culture, resilience and drive to rebuild a fairer society after the civil war partly through better, more powerful journalism


Framing The Ebola Epidemic

October 16th, 2014 | by EJC

Why do news outlets typically choose to emphasize the sensational worst-case scenario? Owen Schaefer examines the construction of headlines reporting on the Ebola epidemic.


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


Public Interest Vs Private Lives: When Is It Okay To Disclose Victim Information?

November 15th, 2013 | by EJC

All journalists are faced with legal and ethical privacy concerns. When reporting in a crisis zone, these considerations are heightened and reporters are forced to ask; when is it appropriate to publish images of victims’, is it in the public interest to do so, and what privacy considerations must be taken into account? Madoyn Smith investigates.



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