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Alexandra Borchardt

Alexandra Borchardt

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1 videos & podcasts

Alexandra Borchardt is a senior research associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.

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  1. The Necessity of Diversity in the Digital Newsroom
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    The Necessity of Diversity in the Digital Newsroom

    Jun 25, 2020 Alexandra Borchardt shows why overcoming demographic uniformity has become a bottom-line issue for news organizations.

  2. Only Democratic Literacy Can Save Democracy
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    Only Democratic Literacy Can Save Democracy

    Nov 28, 2019 Alexandra Borchardt argues that protecting key political institutions begins with understanding them and their importance.

  3. What’s Wrong with the News?
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    What’s Wrong with the News?

    Sep 11, 2019 Alexandra Borchardt says that data-driven journalism isn't giving audiences what they want.

  4. How – and How Not – to Restore Trust in Media
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    How – and How Not – to Restore Trust in Media

    Jul 3, 2019 Alexandra Borchardt considers the pitfalls of new schemes aimed at safeguarding quality journalism.

  5. Journalism’s Risky Tech Attraction
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    Journalism’s Risky Tech Attraction

    Mar 14, 2019 Alexandra Borchardt argues that when news organizations treat technology as an end in itself, they drive away staff and audiences.

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    Putin and Kim’s Cartoon Summit

    Nina L. Khrushcheva thinks that Russia's recent meeting with North Korea was intended primarily as a warning to the South.
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    Saudi Arabia’s New Nationalism

    Bernard Haykel explains the reasoning behind the Kingdom's ongoing domestic- and foreign-policy transformation.
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    The Green Growth Mindset

    Gernot Wagner sees doctrinaire debates about capitalism as irrelevant or even deleterious to the decarbonization effort.
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    Africa Is the Future of Multilateralism

    Mark Malloch-Brown explains why the continent should be at the forefront of efforts to bring about international reforms.
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    A Chinese Bubble Long in the Making

    Yi Fuxian

    The Chinese government is very good at covering up small problems, but these often pile up into much bigger ones that can no longer be ignored. The current real-estate bubble is a case in point, casting serious doubts not just on the wisdom of past policies but also on China's long-term economic future.

    traces the long roots of the country's mounting economic and financial problems.
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    Industrial Policy Is Back

    From semiconductors to electric vehicles, governments are identifying the strategic industries of the future and intervening to support them – abandoning decades of neoliberal orthodoxy in the process. Are industrial policies the key to tackling twenty-first-century economic challenges or a recipe for market distortions and lower efficiency?

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    Is AI a Master or Slave?

    Joschka Fischer wonders whether humanity can even hope to maintain control in an era of “mega-crisis.”
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    Laying Chicago Economics to Rest

    Antara Haldar

    From breakthroughs in behavioral economics to mounting evidence in the real world, there is good reason to think that the economic orthodoxy of the past 50 years now has one foot in the grave. The question is whether the mainstream economics profession has gotten the memo.

    looks back on 50 years of neoclassical economic orthodoxy and the damage it has wrought.
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    America’s Broken Civic Bargain

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that Republicans have abandoned one of the core principles that sustains a democracy over time.

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