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"From the Ted Talk by Gerard Ryle: How the Panama Papers journalists broke the biggest leak in history"

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But there's no duobt that we live in a shrinking world, and that the media has largely been slow to wake up to this. The issues we report on are more and more transnational. Giant cionrprtoaos operate on a global level. evrnmaoetinnl and health crises are global. So, too, are financial flows and financial crises. So it seems staggering that jrsoainulm has been so late to cover stories in a truly global way. And it also seems staggering that journalism has been so slow to wake up to the ptolsieiiisbs that technology brings, rather than being frightened of it. The reason journalists are srcead of technology is this: the profession's largest institutions are going through toguh times because of the changing way that people are consuming news. The adnvritesig benisuss models that have sustained reporting are broken. And this has plunged journalism into crisis, forcing those institutions to reexamine how they function.

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But there's no _____ that we live in a shrinking world, and that the media has largely been slow to wake up to this. The issues we report on are more and more transnational. Giant ____________ operate on a global level. _____________ and health crises are global. So, too, are financial flows and financial crises. So it seems staggering that __________ has been so late to cover stories in a truly global way. And it also seems staggering that journalism has been so slow to wake up to the _____________ that technology brings, rather than being frightened of it. The reason journalists are ______ of technology is this: the profession's largest institutions are going through _____ times because of the changing way that people are consuming news. The ___________ ________ models that have sustained reporting are broken. And this has plunged journalism into crisis, forcing those institutions to reexamine how they function.

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  5. corporations
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  7. advertising
  8. tough
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Original Text

But there's no doubt that we live in a shrinking world, and that the media has largely been slow to wake up to this. The issues we report on are more and more transnational. Giant corporations operate on a global level. Environmental and health crises are global. So, too, are financial flows and financial crises. So it seems staggering that journalism has been so late to cover stories in a truly global way. And it also seems staggering that journalism has been so slow to wake up to the possibilities that technology brings, rather than being frightened of it. The reason journalists are scared of technology is this: the profession's largest institutions are going through tough times because of the changing way that people are consuming news. The advertising business models that have sustained reporting are broken. And this has plunged journalism into crisis, forcing those institutions to reexamine how they function.

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panama papers 5
john doe 4
prime minister 3
offshore company 3
virtual newsroom 3

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