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Alexandra Borchardt

Borchardt is Director of Strategic Development at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

The necessity of diversity in the digital newsroom

Published On: July 1, 2020 08:00 AM NPT By: Alexandra Borchardt

MUNICH – When a local radio station in Charlotte, North Carolina started a podcasting competition in its community, it was prepared for many contingencies, except one: that the response would overwhelm the station’s server. The initiative was aimed at increasing on-air diversity, and tens of thousands of people wanted in. Groups and individuals from all walks of life submitted more than 370 ideas for podcasts, and 33,000 listeners logged on to vote for them. What started as a one-time experiment will now be a regular feature.

Restoring trust in media

Published On: July 7, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Alexandra Borchardt

In an age of unprecedented access to information people of all ages must improve their media literacy

Risky tech attraction

Published On: March 18, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Alexandra Borchardt

Technology alone cannot encourage democracy. To some extent, high-quality, responsible journalism can

Assault on news media

Published On: December 5, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Alexandra Borchardt

Although confidence in news media has been rising, constant vilification of journalists’ integrity and intelligence threatens to erode the profession

Journalism’s comeback

Published On: September 10, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Alexandra Borchardt

In the US, Trump’s attacks on so-called “fake news media” have pushed more people to support independent journalism than ever before

Crisis playbook for big tech

Published On: May 2, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Alexandra Borchardt

Just like perilous financial products, the only way to mitigate the risks of new technologies is to be fully educated about what could go wrong

Free speech in filter age

Published On: February 22, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Alexandra Borchardt

Speech has always been filtered. In democratic societies, everyone has the right to express themselves but no one has ever been guaranteed an audience.