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    Public Debate at LSE: How should journalists cover President Trump?

Public Debate at LSE: How should journalists cover President Trump?

My think-tank Polis is hosting a public debate at the LSE on Wednesday January 25th at 6.30pm with the London Press Club on how the news media should respond to a Trump Presidency. In the wake of Brexit there are all sorts of issues being raised about the new ‘populism’ and the wider context of ‘fake news’, propaganda, hacking, […]

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January 14th, 2017|Events, Featured|2 Comments|

How Can We Clean Up Media and Democracy in 2017?

After everything that happened in politics in 2016 is there anyone left in the world who doesn’t think that journalism matters to democracy? As you watched Britain vote to leave the European Union, or Donald Trump win the US presidency, did you ever use the phrase “I blame the media” or “It’s all Facebook/Twitter’s fault”?
Any student of politics now […]

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2017: Media will get messier, journalism must show courage

One of the most common fallacies of media trend prediction is the idea of a ‘tipping point’. 2016 is no different. It might feel like the 12 months when media and democracy crash-landed. It will be labelled as the year that confirmed Facebook’s (not entirely welcome) dominance. Perhaps also the year when Twitter went bad and newspaper advertising fell off a […]

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  • All change for newsrooms  in a decade of disruption
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    A decade of disruption brings digital downsides and the hope of more honest journalism

A decade of disruption brings digital downsides and the hope of more honest journalism

It’s that time when we look back over the last year, but in this article by the veteran Swedish Journalist Ove Joanson, (who has edited newspapers and run the Swedish public service broadcaster, and was a former chair of the European Journalism Centre) looks back at a decade of journalism change.

The digital shift and the challenges it poses constitute a […]

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December 15th, 2016|Featured, Journalism|0 Comments|
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    How do you report on something that isn’t true? Dealing with Trump’s tweets and other fake news

How do you report on something that isn’t true? Dealing with Trump’s tweets and other fake news

My exchange with a journalist at USA Today illustrates what a struggle it is going to be to get this distinction established in news coverage after the 2016 election.

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