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Richard Sambrook

Richard Sambrook is Director of the Centre for Journalism and Professor at Cardiff University. He spent thirty years as a journalist in BBC News, including ten years on the board of management as Director of Sport, Director of News and Director of Global News. He was also Global Vice Chairman of Edelman - where he was a consultant on media to numerous global organisations.


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24 Mar 2017

Channel 4 News has learned a hard lesson in the wake of the Westminster terror attack. It had to apologise – and pull a repeat of its news programme – after wrongly naming a man still in prison as the terrorist. It wasn’t alone – a handful of other international news organisations jumped to the...

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11 Nov 2016

In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election, the US media has embarked on a flurry of self-recrimination. Much of what they discuss applies equally to the UK media and the problems with news coverage of the EU referendum.

There is no doubt the two big political campaigns of 2016 have...

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07 Apr 2016

Traditional television viewing is falling, and the rapid rise of online video viewing continues. If television news providers fail to respond to these profound shifts in how people use media, they risk eventually becoming irrelevant, a new report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of...

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04 Apr 2016

The reporting of the Panama Papers – which has been based on a massive global analysis of documents leaked from law firm, Mossack Fonseca, outlining how the world’s elite use tax havens,  is a remarkable feat of collaboration which builds on several trends in investigative journalism.

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