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    Scotland’s second referendum: another test for the media as well as democracy

Scotland’s second referendum: another test for the media as well as democracy

Another referendum means another bout of media self examination. I suspect it will see journalists in the firing line from public and politicians as well. Can the news media get it right this time?

The BBC will need to think yet again about how it avoids the charge of ‘London bias’ from nationalists after the 2014 poll. It will also […]

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    ‘Fake news’: the best thing that’s happened to journalism

‘Fake news’: the best thing that’s happened to journalism

Fake News has upset a lot of people and caused real damage but it’s been good news for journalism analysts like me. I’ve never had more interest in a media issue than this. I’ve never been busier talking and researching a topic and its consequences.

(This article by Charlie Beckett, Polis, LSE @CharlieBeckett)

You may be sick of hearing the phrase but that […]

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Bursting the bubble and fixing fake news in France

How can mainstream media get out of its bubble and report on what voters are really thinking? LSE student Marie Reverchon reports on French newsrooms efforts to re-connect to citizens across the country in the build-up to the vital national elections next month.

Le Monde’s #FrançaisesFrançais is a special reporting project that aims to tap into the real lives of French people. […]

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    Filtering out French fake news: LSE students join verification project

Filtering out French fake news: LSE students join verification project

I am one of four French postgraduate students in the LSE Media and Communications involved in CrossCheck, an exciting journalistic collaborative verification project that helps French voters for the Presidential Election to make sense of what and who to trust online.

This article by LSE MSc student Margaux Gatty.

This project, partnered with First Draft in the lead up to French elections, is supported […]

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Should tech companies subsidise journalism?

Journalism as an industry is in deep trouble economically and yet the social networks that increasingly carry its content are booming. Surely, these digital buddies could spare a dime (or a billion) to sustain public service news?

Emily Bell, formerly of the Guardian and now leader of the Tow Center at Columbia University thinks that it is in the interest […]

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