The Future of Humanitarian Reporting

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In March 2013, Fieldcraft Studios presented at a conference organised by City University’s Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism, in partnership with the Red Cross, debated these issues.

The conference looked at the latest developments in the use of user-generated content (UGC) by the mainstream media and aid agencies, the relationship between journalists and aid workers now that social media is a factor, and how, in the Twitter age, we should think about reporting emotion and trauma.

This collection of working papers examines these ideas in detail.

Glenda Cooper – organised the conference and the papers Glenda is a PhD researcher at the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism at City University and national journalist.

Liz Scarff – Fieldcraft Studios

Claire Wardle – Storyful

Russell Watkins – DFID

Brendan Gormley former CEO Disasters Emergency Committee

Einar Thorsen Head of the Journalism Research Group at the Media School, Bournemouth University.

Sallyanne Duncan and Jackie Newton University of Strathclyde, Glasgow & Liverpool John Moores University

 

→DOWNLOAD the working papers