The Global Risk Journalism Hub (GRJH) brings together researchers, educators and practitioners from around the world to investigate the news reporting of globalized crises issues.
Journalists across the world are equally challenged when addressing globalized ‘risks’, such as health pandemics, environmental crises and humanitarian conflicts. In this sense, ‘risk journalism’ emphasizes the way journalists of different world regions engage in these globalized issues. As we face a world in which journalists are challenged by big data, new actors and disinformation, it is essential to examine current journalistic practice to lay the grounds for the development of new models of transnational global crisis reporting.
Our aim is to inspire collaborative projects transcending national boundaries, opening up new spaces for dialogue and debate regarding how best to improve the quality of journalism in the public interest within today’s dimensions of globalized digital data ecoystems.
The Global Risk Journalism Hub (GRJH) includes 65 researchers from 30 countries of the Global North and Global South. ‘Risk’ journalism anywhere in the world is today embedded in global digital data spaces. However, we require knowledge of how journalists across continents engage with digital spheres in times of crisis, what the challenges and opportunities are.
We work at the intersection of journalistic practice and research to examine questions such as:
How do the pressures of digital technologies influence dynamic global news ecosystems?
How do journalists navigate through global digital data and through content providing information, misinformation or disinformation?
How are journalists challenged by new data actors, civic actors and civic tech?
And: How are national or transnational policy frameworks protecting journalists in different world regions during times of crises?
As a uniquely international group of researchers from all world regions, we are best equipped to discover and analyze common issues, similarities and differences in information production and dissemination during times of crises across countries and continents.