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How 2021 changed journalism
In this episode of our Future of Journalism podcast we look at how events of 2021 and other trends in society and politics have affected how journalism is practised and consumed and how newsrooms are addressing these challenges. In many ways 2021 saw a continuation of the world-changing events that took place in 2020. Far from emerging from COVID-19, deadly waves of the pandemic continued to have a marked impact on livelihoods, economies and health systems worldwide. We also saw an acute focus on the climate crisis, through extreme weather events and the landmark COP26 summit.
Why are women experts missing from the news media in Ghana?
In this episode of our podcast, we explore how well women's voices are represented in the Ghanaian news media compared to those of men, based on a research project led by a prominent broadcaster and former Journalist Fellow at the Reuters Institute. We look at the reasons behind the unequal representation and treatment of female and male experts and what could be done to address these discrepancies.
Nana Ama Agyemang Asante is the leader of the Ghana Expert Women Project, a new initiative to count the number of women interviewed as experts and authority figures in this African country. She is the former co-host of one of the most popular morning radio shows in Ghana and is also a former Journalist Fellow at the Reuters Institute.
Host Eduardo Suárez is Head of Editorial at the Reuters Institute where he designs and executes a comprehensive editorial strategy to serve the needs of the Institute’s most important stakeholders. He is also a senior journalist with experience in Europe and the United States.
How synergies can build a better culture across news organisations
In this episode of our podcast we look at what makes a successful collaboration across international organisations and teams. Speakers:
Joshua Ogawa is General Manager, Nikkei-FT Partnership at Nikkei Europe. He is in charge of day-to-day collaboration between Nikkei and the Financial Times, which the Japanese news organisation acquired in 2015. He ensures that the global media alliance is achieving its strategic goals and that there is open communication between London and Tokyo, liaising with editorial and commercial stakeholders on both sides. Joshua was a Visiting Fellow at the Reuters Institute
Our host Federica Cherubini is Head of Leadership Development at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. She is an expert in newsroom operations and organisational change, with ten years' experience spanning major publishers, research institutes and editorial networks around the world.
Keywords: journalism, media, financial times, nikkei, collaboration, partnership
What's the point of opinion journalism in the digital age?
What's the role of opinion writing within journalism, including the place of opinion journalism, specifically in the news media, in a world where many of us have many ways of expressing our opinions and reading other’s opinions, including on social media? Host: Rasmus Nielsen https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/people/prof-rasmus-kleis-nielsen is co-author of the Digital News Report and Director of the Reuters Institute and Professor of Political Communication at the University of Oxford. His work focuses on changes in the news media, political communication, and the role of digital technologies in both.
Guest: Karen Attiah https://twitter.com/KarenAttiah is an award-winning Washington Post columnist, writing on international affairs, culture, and human rights issues. She worked previously at the Associated Press before joining The Post in 2014, first as a Digital Producer and later as Global Opinions Editor.
How journalists can better cover the climate crisis
In this episode of our Future of Journalism podcast, we look at the news media's role in covering the climate crisis. We look at how newsrooms could be better structured to allow climate reporting to flourish, how to ensure climate reporting is not siloed, and the external challenges that climate reporters and journalism face in the form of disinformation and trolling.
Speaker: Wolfgang Blau was the President, International and Chief Operating Officer at Condé Nast, overseeing companies in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Prior to that he was Executive Director of Digital Strategy at The Guardian and he was also Editor-in-chief of Zeit Online. As a Visiting Fellow at the Reuters Institute Wolfgang has been exploring ways to increase journalism's capacity to cover climate change worldwide.
Host: Meera Selva is the Deputy Director of the Institute and Director of our Fellowship Programmes. She is an accomplished senior journalist with experience in Europe, Asia and Africa. She is the Deputy Director of the Reuters Institute and the Director of our Journalist Fellowship Programme.
Digital News Report 2021. Episode 6. Impartiality unpacked: a study of four countries
This episode looks at impartiality and news and whether news audiences value journalism that takes particular perspectives on certain issues or news which presents a range of views leaving it up to the public to decide between them. Host: Federica Cherubini is Head of Leadership Development at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. She is an expert in newsroom operations and organisational change, with ten years' experience spanning major publishers, research institutes and editorial networks around the world.
Guest: Craig T. Robertson is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. His research focuses on news trust and credibility, fact-checking and verification, and how both partisan attitudes and epistemic beliefs factor into these domains.
Find the report at: www.digitalnewsreport.org/2021