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Reporting Global While Being Local—Commentary for Special Issue of Journalism Studies: It is Time to Recognise the Work of Fixers.

Jukes, S., 2019. Reporting Global While Being Local—Commentary for Special Issue of Journalism Studies: It is Time to Recognise the Work of Fixers. Journalism Studies, 20 (12), 1798-1802.

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DOI: 10.1080/1461670X.2019.1636706

Abstract

In the year 2000, Kurt Schork, a freelance journalist working for Reuters, was killed while on assignment in Sierra Leone. His death, along with that of Associated Press cameraman Miguel Gil Moreno de Mora, sent shockwaves through the news industry. But since the turn of the century, the death of journalists has become an all too familiar occurrence and while the targeting of high profile international correspondents such as Marie Colvin has rightly caused international outrage, the overwhelming majority of those killed have been local journalists and fixers whose work often goes unheralded. Since the deaths in 2000, a number of trusts and foundations have been set up to support local journalists and fixers, while academic scholarship has started to focus on their work. But this commentary argues that much more needs to be done to recognise the invaluable role they play in today’s newsgathering environment.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1461-670X
Uncontrolled Keywords:Freelance, fixer, local journalism, conflict reporting, press freedom
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:32693
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:02 Sep 2019 10:10
Last Modified:02 Sep 2019 10:10

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