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Compassion Fatigue, the 'CNN Effect' and the Need for Better Media-Humanitarian Theory

Wednesday 21 January 2015, 5.30PM

The next seminar in the Journalism and Media Studies stream of Finding Africa will be presented by Richard Stupart (Universität Erfurt, Germany).

Richard Stupart is a freelance photojournalist, researcher, writer and videographer with a particular focus on the intersection between narratives of Africa and development assistance. He previously completed an MA analysing the understandings present in coverage of the 2011/12 Somalia famine, and is currently studying towards a second Masters in Public Policy and conflict at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at Universität Erfurt.

Stupart’s current academic interests include the intersection of media and development, data gathering/processing in conflict areas, and the effects of violence and representation on legitimacy. Stupart also writes at his own blog, and has contributed work to CNNGo, Matador Network, Timeline, Good Men Project, City Press (South Africa) and other assorted publications on topics ranging from  travel to aid, voluntourism and race.

An abstract of his paper is available on the Finding Africa website.


Location: Jane Moody Boardroom (BS/007), Humanities Research Centre, Berrick Saul Building, Heslington West Campus