Journalism Breakthroughs

Call for Interest: Workshop on Organizing in the Media Field

September 7, 2022

The Journalism Breakthroughs Project led by the Democracy Institute’s Center for Media, Data and Society is organizing a one-and-a-half-day event in which members of media organizations, labor activists, students, researchers and members of civil society organizations are invited to debate and discuss the use of organizing into unions, networks, associations and communities to push forward the rights of journalists and to protect the freedom of the media. 

CMDS Medium Blog on Journalism’s “30 Publications to Follow” List has included our blog on its list of 30 Medium publications about journalism to follow.

Building Local Networks: Lessons from a Syrian Information Centre

In his second article on the work of the Rojava Information Center, Matt Broomfield discusses tactics used to build local networks and thus assure objective reporting in times of war and peace.

Building Bridges with the Global Media: Lessons from a Syrian Information Center

Matt Broomfield, co-founder of the Rojava Information Center (RIC), an independent, volunteer-staffed organization based in North East Syria discusses on a new CMDS blog entry the importance of a local perspective in war reporting.

Understanding and Implementing Innovation in News Media and Journalism

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a media company in possession of a good fortune (an audience, brand recognition and decent revenues), must (still) be in want of innovation.", writes Damian Radcliffe in a report on innovation and news media, published  under CMDS' Journalism Breakthroughs project.