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    The Philosopher King of Networked Journalism Stands Down, The Legacy Lives

The Philosopher King of Networked Journalism Stands Down, The Legacy Lives

Like his newspaper, Alan Rusbridger is a man of contradictions. A privately-educated, Oxbridge radical. A powerful voice for open, accountability journalism who mumbles his way through public events. A passionate democrat who ruled his editorial fiefdom like an hereditary monarch.

I also remember him as the chap with the funny furry dogs that used to do quite well at the […]

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    Should broadcasters credit newspapers when they follow up on their scoops?

Should broadcasters credit newspapers when they follow up on their scoops?

The Times had this ‘world exclusive’ today. It’s a cracking story. It seems the British Museum think it’s ok to loan the Parthenon Marbles to Putin’s Russia, but won’t consider letting the Greeks have them back.

Very sensibly the BBC followed up on the story. In fact they led with it on their flagship morning radio news show, the Today […]

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Tech v Hacks: time for a truce?

The formation of two tribes around the future of journalism was understandable back in the day of ‘bloggers v newspapers’ but why are we still waiting for the battle lines to be redrawn between technologists and journalists?

I was at first surprised when Emily Bell, the former Guardian digital boss and now Tow Digital Centre Director at Columbia University appeared to be […]

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    Ed Miliband’s problem with the Sun (and the working classes in general)

Ed Miliband’s problem with the Sun (and the working classes in general)

Remember Brave Ed standing up to Rupert Murdoch after the phone-hacking scandal burst into the open? He quite rightly earned credit back in 2011 for cutting the cord that had previously bound UK politicians, including Labour leaders (like his own former bosses Tony Blair and Gordon Brown) to Britain’s most politically-interfering proprietor.

 

Surely, the shadow cast by Sun must be […]

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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|