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2015: a year of crisis journalism that is reshaping news

News seems to be bifurcating, like so much of the Internet. When we look at the digital infrastructure we have search dominated by Google with Facebook sprawled across social. Much further down the long tail there are a billion minor players carving out digital niches. So it is with news. On the one hand we have the one-off, live, scaled, viral event and […]

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Merry Christmas from a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon

Joelle Eid is a MSc Media and Communications student at LSE.  Prior to that, she acted as spokesperson for the World food Programme and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Lebanon and Jordan, covering the Syria crisis. She’s in Lebanon making a documentary for Polis about the coverage of the refugee crisis. Here is her very personal […]

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December 25th, 2015|Research, Student blogs|0 Comments|
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    Are we losing the art of listening? (And how journalism can help get it back)

Are we losing the art of listening? (And how journalism can help get it back)

In a world where everyone has a voice what happens to the art of listening?
We now ‘hear’ more than ever before. But how does the advent of ubiquitous, contiguous, continuous media effect our capacity to listen and understand? What happens to the quality of our engagement?
Media producers — and that is just about all of us now — think a lot about getting […]

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Tonight We Mourn

By LSE Student Joelle Eid @joelleeid

 

On my first day in London, at my LSE student hall in east London, I met Clémence. The second she knew I was Lebanese, her face lit up with excitement and she reminded me why home was so special. She had just come back from a four-month internship in Beirut and she had fallen […]

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November 14th, 2015|Featured, Student blogs|1 Comment|
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    Journalism is a childish practice: the future of news is Hot Tub Time Machine Part Two

Journalism is a childish practice: the future of news is Hot Tub Time Machine Part Two

Journalism is essentially an immature craft. The output is inevitably provisional, incomplete and less accurate, complex and objective than the reality it seeks to portray. It must always resort to simplification and formula. Like a child it demands attention and revels in its own power, even if that is mainly the ability to entertain. Of course, some journalists are more […]

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