[2 Mar 2017] "We chose to identify ourselves as investigative journalists to denote the type of agenda-setting, quality journalism that our members strive for. It was important to us to establish ourselves as a network as our organisation is fundamentally about connecting journalists who share common goals and ideals." - declared chairperson of the MIJN board, Alexandra Lembke.
[12 Jan 2017] In August 2016, the one-year international Master's Programme in Investigative Journalism, was started for the first time by the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG) at the University of Gothenburg. The first group of students is now midway through their course and about to start their thesis and project work on issues that behoves to be investigated as part of public service journalism. As part of the programme the students have already identified and filed stories involving investigative journalism, and managed to produce compellingly watchable news features and analytical reports.
[20 Dec 2016] Niklas Håkansson, JMG, was interviewed by Le Nouvel Observateur about the Swedish party leader debates, an exotic program format that might be imported to France...
[30 Nov 2016] The European Union (EU) is a bloc of 28 countries (UK: Breixted), and continues to show the potential to increase its numbers, boost trade and movement of goods and people within the continent, and bolster its role in the global arena. EU is a web of institutions tasked with a specific role manned by directly and indirectly elected representatives. The students of Master¿s in Investigative Journalism (MIJ) programme (2016-2017) had the opportunity to listen from the experts who work for EU and also from the journalist, Teresa Küchler the EU-correspondent of SVD.
[16 Nov 2016] In the latest edition of Open Lectures organized at University of Gothenburg's JMG, the lecture was on "the Safety of Journalists in War and Conflict Zones" participated by Jonathan Lindqvist from Reporters Without Borders, Bert Sundström from SVT, and Magnus Falkehed from Expressen. In two hours, they shared their views and experiences on journalism's pivotal aspects: censorship, reporting from conflict zones (riot-hit areas at home and abroad), precautions the reporters should take while posted in war zones among others.
[8 Nov 2016] Right-wing populism is on the rise in many European countries. Research has investigated the performative styles of political populism and argued that its rise would hardly been possible without a media-savvy rhetoric and a significant media impact. However, we have limited knowledge about the reporting on right-wing populism in different news media and political contexts.
[7 Nov 2016] On 2nd November the first batch of students studying Master's in Investigative Journalism (2016-2017) had a lecture and Q & A session with Afrah Nasser, Yemeni blogger, journalist and activist.
[30 Sep 2016] In the beginning of October international students at the University of Gothenburg will receive an invitation by email to complete the survey online. The survey, that takes 10-20 minutes to complete, is a golden opportunity to tell us what matters most to you and your impression so far about arriving, living, learning, and other support at the University of Gothenburg. Your feedback is invaluable for us. Your answers are confidential and none of them will ever be attributed back to you.
[27 Sep 2016] When Swedish journalist Martin Schibbye was released in 2012 after 438 days in an Ethiopian jail, his fellow inmates begged: "Please tell the world what you have seen." Four years and a best selling book later, Schibbye is testing the market for in-depth foreign reporting with the Blank Spot Project, a crowd-funded start-up that is entering its second year.
[8 Sep 2016] The doctoral studentship is part of the research project -Role of European Mobility and its Impacts in Narratives, Debates, and EU Reforms-, funded by Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The work package within that research project that the doctoral studentship is part of seeks to investigate public perceptions of migration and how these are influenced by specific types of media content and narratives. The research project will build upon panel surveys and survey experiments in seven European countries. It will be carried out in cooperation with the University of Vienna, Austria and the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.
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