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    Filling the Void: How to Talk to an Audience that Doesn’t Want to Listen

Filling the Void: How to Talk to an Audience that Doesn’t Want to Listen

This article is by LSE MSc student Jack Marks

What is the role that emotions play in the use, and misuse, of social media? According to journalist, lecturer and author Marcus Gilroy-Ware, much of the excessive use of social media is compulsive, automatic, and a result of hedonic, emotional relationship we have with social media.

In a talk at LSE, Gilroy-Ware […]

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    Communicating Compassion in the Age of Short Attention Spans: the Médecins Sans Frontières Experience 

Communicating Compassion in the Age of Short Attention Spans: the Médecins Sans Frontières Experience 

This article is by LSE MSc student Maureen Heydt, and covers a recent talk by Gemma Gillie, Media Manager at Médecins Sans Frontières (pictured right). 

Gemma discussed the challenges of communicating compassion, as part of Polis’ Media and Communication in Action series.

“My job is to give a voice to the people who I’m working with and let them tell their stories, and that can […]

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Search and ‘Fake News’

This article is by LSE MSc student Jack Marks, and covers a recent talk by Jon Steinberg, Public Policy Manager at Google (pictured right). 

Jon discussed the challenges Google’s public policy agenda faces in an age of fake news, as part of Polis’ Media and Communication in Action series.

With the rise of so-called ‘Fake News’ people are asking about the role we expect the […]

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    Considering a career in PR? 7 Top Tips from PR Guru Bieneosa Ebite

Considering a career in PR? 7 Top Tips from PR Guru Bieneosa Ebite

This article is by LSE MSc student Emma McKay, and covers a recent talk by Bieneosa Ebite (pictured right), Senior PR Manager at British Gas.

Bieneosa discussed her career in PR and offered insight into how the industry is changing in the digital age, as part of Polis’ Media and Communication in Action series.

 

The public relations industry, like many industries imbued […]

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Trust and engagement: notes from the frontline

In March Polis brought together about 50 journalists, data scientists, journalism academics, platform representatives, campaigners, entrepreneurs, startup founders and investors to the LSE to discuss how to improve trust and engagement in the news media. It was a closed workshop designed to stimulate debate and suggest innovation and research initiatives. And it worked. As one participant put it, ‘great […]

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