Panos Initiative Connects Journalists and Research
Panos Initiative Connects Journalists With Research
LONDON ( MediaMentor/Panos/Pacific Media Watch): A
new initiative from the U.K.-based Panos Institute aims to
bridge the gap between journalists in developing countries
research that could better inform their reporting.
The goal of the Relay initiative is to help
important research find a
wider audience. Panos says it will do this by providing editors and
producers with free print and broadcast material, and also by
awarding fellowships to increase journalists’ skills and knowledge.
The dual approach is intended to popularize
academic knowledge while
assisting developing media outlets that are often poor and
"Important research is often ignored by
the media, particularly in
developing countries, who find it inaccessible as a source of news,"
Relay coordinator Joanne Carpenter said in a Panos news release.
"In turn, academics are often wary of their work
by the media, or don’t know what journalists need in order to turn
their research into engaging articles and programs," she said.
* The Panos
Institute in London is part of the global Panos network of
media assistance groups.