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    The New Media Ethics: What the virtuous journalist (or politician) can learn from Aristotle

The New Media Ethics: What the virtuous journalist (or politician) can learn from Aristotle

George Pitcher traces the philosophical roots of human character and argues that new technologies mean we have lost a capacity for journalists to develop their own practices and ethics.

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September 13th, 2018|Featured, Journalism, Trust|0 Comments|
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    Is it time for news publishers to build their own platforms?

Is it time for news publishers to build their own platforms?

This article is by Mattias Erkkilä, a managing editor at Svenska Yle, part of Finland’s public service broadcaster Yle, who will be a visiting research fellow at Polis, LSE this October.

The media industry is getting too comfortable with losing the battle of developing new digital tools and platforms. Companies that used to be driving forces in internet publishing are now […]

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August 28th, 2018|Featured, Journalism, T3, Tech|0 Comments|
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    The rise of constructive journalism: a sign that social scientists should update their analytical frameworks?

The rise of constructive journalism: a sign that social scientists should update their analytical frameworks?

Constructive journalism is embraced by a growing number of specialised media outlets and the number of dedicated sections within major mainstream news websites keeps rising. And while the ideas behind constructive journalism are not entirely new, with parallels, for example, in slow journalism, it appears that it is riding a wave of growing hunger for constructive discourses.

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Hyperlocal News: After the Hype – A Polis/LSE Report

Hyperlocals have become part of an emerging local media system that cannot be ignored. Increased collaboration; starting a representative body; lobbying for shares of statutory notices; partnerships with the BBC; a lot has happened in recent years in UK hyperlocal.

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July 6th, 2018|Research|0 Comments|
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    Dear journalists, we want to be more honest with you. For starters, don’t call us charities (guest blog)

Dear journalists, we want to be more honest with you. For starters, don’t call us charities (guest blog)

Simon O’Connell, Executive Director of Mercy Corps makes the case for a new relationship between NGOs and the media, one which starts by acknowledging the complexity of their work. 

Yumbe is about as far north and west in Uganda as it is possible to go. A dozen years ago I worked in this part of Africa, and I went back there […]

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