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Alexandra Borchardt

Alexandra Borchardt

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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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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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    How Europe Can Get the Green Deal Done

    Simone Tagliapietra proposes EU-level measures that would help offset the negative distributional effects of climate policy.
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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.

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