The Backstory: A media freedom podcast
About This Show
Issues facing journalists and media organisations throughout the world, from safety & security, to changing business models, censorship, etc. New episodes out each month. For journalists, editors & anyone interested in the backstory of how news is reported, presented & published. #Press freedom #Media freedom #Protect journalists.
Most Recent Episode
Social media and journalism: The good, the bad and the ugly (The Backstory S1E3)
Social media has opened new channels for journalists to connect with their audiences, but with mixed results. With the rise of trolling, online harassment and the manipulation of social media, how do journalists and editors see the role of social media today? How are journalists adapting? How can they move forward in these seemingly chaotic times?
WAN-IFRA Press Freedom Director, Andrew Heslop, speaks with:
- Karabo Rajuili, advocacy coordinator for the AmaBhungane center for Investigative Journalism (http://amabhungane.co.za) and chair of the South Africa WAN-IFRA Media Freedom Committee
- Julie Posetti, Senior Research Fellow with the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, leading the new Journalism Innovation Project (https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/risj-review/new-journalism-innovation-project)
- Marcelo Rech, editorial Vice-President of the RBS group, Brazil (http://www.gruporbs.com.br) and former president of the World Editors Forum
The Backstory production team includes Mariona Sanz, Colette Davidson and Sarah Elzas, who edited and mixed the episode.
Music in this episode by Chris Zabriskie (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/Vendaface/04_-_The_Life_and_Death_of_a_Certain_K_Zabriskie_Patriarch)