Why do we need journalism?

Why do we need journalism?

By Mel Bunce Journalism is facing a profound financial crisis. Around the world, news outlets are closing, and journalists are losing their jobs. Should we be worried? Journalism is often referred to as the ‘fourth estate’ – an institution that is necessary for...
Q+A: Are we living in a climate of ignorance?

Q+A: Are we living in a climate of ignorance?

After a prominent New Zealand radio host claimed that the science of man-made climate change was not yet settled – and used dodgy sources to do so – Joel Rindelaub, research fellow at the University of Auckland issued a rebuttal titled ‘Why Sources Matter in a Climate...
Dodgy deals: Does scandalising corruption backfire?

Dodgy deals: Does scandalising corruption backfire?

By Helen Jiang The Global Anticorruption Blog’s Helen Jiang explores whether scandalising political corruption in the news media can backfire. High profile corruption scandals are making headlines almost every day: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is...