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    Why can’t you take smartphone photos in a theatre? (guest blog)

Why can’t you take smartphone photos in a theatre? (guest blog)

This article by LSE student Vaios Papanagnou

Actor David Cromer walks into the stalls of the Almeida theatre with one hand raised way above his head, holding a mobile phone. He comes in from the audience entrance and looks like he could too be sitting next to us, a man in his late 40s, casually dressed. He stands right in […]

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November 7th, 2014|Featured, Student blogs|1 Comment|
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    Bland or bias? Election watching across the Atlantic: US, UK and Scotland (guest blog)

Bland or bias? Election watching across the Atlantic: US, UK and Scotland (guest blog)

American Polis intern Alex Steven Forbess reports on the US midterm elections as seen from London and reflects on how national media cover other countries polls.

If anyone wants to understand how the United States seems to act chaotic while maintaining a smiling face, my advice is to stay alert whenever a major election occurs.

By the time I have published […]

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    “How do you feel?”: the role of emotion in journalism – new research project

“How do you feel?”: the role of emotion in journalism – new research project

How much should journalists use emotion to tell a story? How important is emotion in the way we select and respond to news? What difference do new media technologies, platforms and networks make in the way that emotion connects us to each other and journalism? These are the kinds of questions that I am going to try to tackle […]

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Leadership? You’re having a laugh

As that bloke Zimmerman once said, ‘don’t follow leaders, watch the parking meters’. At the moment no-one seems to be able to admit they think someone is a good leader, but what about a good communicator?

After a Polis lecture about the role of leadership in modern business, religion, and politics I asked the audience of (mainly) twenty-something global intellectuals […]

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    Source protection for journalists – a new Polis research project (guest blog)

Source protection for journalists – a new Polis research project (guest blog)

My name is Carl Fridh Kleberg and I’m the latest Journalistfonden Fellow at Polis, where during November I’ll be writing a report on digital source protection and data security for journalists. In Sweden I’m a foreign correspondent with the news agency TT, and I do a bit of data security training for news media. If you think it sounds like […]

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Media and murderers – a case of confusion? (guest blog)

Generally, the British press takes a tough line on ‘law and order’ and sentencing. This is often criticised by liberals as prejudicial to fair legal process. But in this article, LSE student Ross Longton argues that the media has too much power overall in influencing public attitudes to criminals, a power that can even be to the detriment of those who […]

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October 28th, 2014|Student blogs|0 Comments|

Pommy media causing a stir in Australia

 

The Australian media landscape is becoming a little heated as recent British entrants continue to carve out new digital territory in the Land Down Under. Colleen Murrell reports on the increasing levels of distrust both between the players – The Australian versions of The Guardian, the Daily Mail and the BBC – and between those players and the tough […]

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    The Guardian as an open, digital and global newspaper (guest blog)

The Guardian as an open, digital and global newspaper (guest blog)

Polis Intern John Ray reports on the latest Polis Media Agenda Talk featuring Andrew Miller, CEO of the Guardian Media Group. Read the full text here

Andrew Miller’s technological panacea is “open”, the Swiss Army knife of new media solutions. He uses the term as a core value, a type of dialogue, a form of journalism, a content creation strategy, […]

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    “Global News Media: The Next Horizon” speech by Guardian CEO Andrew Miller – text now available

“Global News Media: The Next Horizon” speech by Guardian CEO Andrew Miller – text now available

The Guardian’s CEO Andrew Miller has given a lecture at Polis LSE – you can read a full text of speech here

Media coverage of the event:

Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/guardian-media-group-ceo-andrew-miller-lse-polis-lecture-2014-10

The Drum: http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/10/23/guardian-ceo-andrew-miller-calls-tech-juggernauts-twitter-and-google-take-editorial

http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/10/24/bbc-rebuts-guardian-chief-s-claim-it-monopolises-digital-expense-commercial-news

The Times: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/medianews/article4246017.ece

Newspaper chief attacks BBC’s global ambition The Times, 24/10/2014, p.29, Alex Spence do not enjoy its public funding. “In our fast-changing industry, the time has come to address […]

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    Where next for the (broadcast) political interview? David Dimbleby looks back and forward

Where next for the (broadcast) political interview? David Dimbleby looks back and forward

It all went wrong with the introduction of the sofa. Once politicians had the option of a cozy chat with comfy pillows, then the gladiatorial combat of the traditional broadcast interview was dead.

That is the core message from David Dimbleby’s thoughtful lecture on the art of the political interview, given to celebrate the 90th birthday of the psephology legend […]

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