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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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Nick Davies and journalism’s bullying culture

Polis Intern Alex Forbess reports on the latest Polis Media Agenda Talk featuring The Guardian’s Nick Davies.

It seems simple:  if you see a child picking on one of his classmates, a parent, teacher, or even a police officer, would intervene and tell him to stop. But investigative journalist Nick Davies says there was no such protective reaction to the raw, […]

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Do the media control our minds?

This graph, from the publishers of Owen Jones’ book about the Establishment very clearly illustrates how biased British newspapers have brainwashed Britons into adopting right-wing beliefs that don’t match reality. Or does it?

Jones makes an argument that is shared across much of the political spectrum. There are even conservatives, who supposedly benefit from this, who make the same claim. But […]

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    Hong Kong Rising: Does the beauty of crowds distract from the politics?

Hong Kong Rising: Does the beauty of crowds distract from the politics?

Once again a generation of well-educated, aspirational young people who want democracy with their economic growth have taken to the streets to demand a political system that gives them representation that reflects their views.

Hong Kong’s streets now resemble Cairo’s Tahrir Square, Istanbuil’s Taksim Square and Kiev’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti- though, so far, without the extreme violence that left so much […]

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    The Generation Game: signs of hope as news media industry change matures?

The Generation Game: signs of hope as news media industry change matures?

New media is now old. This year, the internet celebrates its 45th birthday, while online news in the UK has reached adulthood. Any publishing strategy needs to understand that we are now in a ‘three generations in one’ news industry. There
are still the legacy products like ‘dead tree’ newspapers and analogue broadcast but there is also the content re-versioned […]

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    What can we learn about getting people involved in politics from the Scottish referendum? (Video)

What can we learn about getting people involved in politics from the Scottish referendum? (Video)

I have been on Sky News talking about what we can learn from the Scottish referendum about getting people interested in politics.

You can watch the video by clicking on the photo below.

I was in debate with James Bloodworth from LeftFootForward blog.

Top lines from me?

Social media is a great tool but you need to give people a clear decision on […]

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