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Ukraine overtakes the news

By Peter Bale


New Zealand and the U.K.


Two years into the pandemic, newsrooms around the world are dealing with another complex story of immense interest to their readers: the invasion of Ukraine and the implications of an historic shift in global security and economic risk. 

It’s a story that reaches from the towns and cities of Ukraine to the capitals of Europe and on to the rest of the world with its implications for NATO, China, and the world economy: from food and oil prices to fast-spreading disinformation and strange alliances between various sub-groups — the right wing aligning with Putin and the left wing with Zelensky. 

It’s time for the news media to think about how we serve readers and also help our colleagues in Ukraine and Russia to continue telling stories in difficult circumstances. 

The BBC has a new podcast called Ukrainecast.
The BBC has a new podcast called Ukrainecast.

Here’s a resource, compiled by me so open to additions, of what I think are relevant links and resources to stories, ideas, and lists of things about Ukraine and Russia:

Ukraine and its implications for media were a feature in yesterday’s Newsroom Initiative Master Class on creating high-value journalism. Natalia Antelava, co-founder of, discussed the Ukraine crisis and how media is responding.

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