Medea Talks | Who’s Reporting Africa Now?
April 12 @ 13:15 – 15:00
Medea Talks on April 12 with Kate Wright, author of Who’s Reporting Africa Now? (Peter Lang, 2018) and Chancellor’s Fellow in the Cultural and Creative Industries at the University of Edinburgh.
In this lecture, Wright will talk about the relationship between NGOs and traditional news media. Which stories are told about Africa, and by whom?
Place: The K3 studio on floor 5, Niagara, Malmö University
ABSTRACT | As Western news organisations cut correspondent posts and foreign bureaux, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have begun to expand into news reporting. But why and how do journalists use the photographs, video and audio that NGOs produce? How has the shift of NGO-workers into news production changed NGOs and news organisations? And what effects have these changes had on the kinds of mediated stories which are told about Africa?
In this talk, Kate Wright will discuss her research in this area, which culminated in the recent publication of her new monograph, Who’s Reporting Africa Now? In this book, she uses five strongly contrasting case studies to examine the nature and consequences of NGOs’ media production, in relation to humanitarian, human rights, international development and disability campaigning.
Dr Kate Wright is a Chancellor’s Fellow in the Cultural and Creative Industries at the University of Edinburgh. Dr Wright has published extensively on the media representation of Africa, international news and mediated advocacy. She is currently a Co-Investigator on the global Humanitarian Journalism project, funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council.
The discussant in this Medea Talk is Tobias Denskus, senior lecturer in Communication for Development at Malmö University.