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Rethinking journalism at a time of crisis: November 29th

Journalism is going through a period of disruption, depletion and assault. At a time when democratic politics needs the information, deliberation and accountability that journalism can facilitate, the practice itself is under various threats. What research can contribute to rebuilding journalism and its political role?

Polis is hosting a research workshop on new research directions with:

Prof Pablo Boczkowski (Northwestern University)

Respondents:
Prof Jane Singer […]

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November 16th, 2018|Events, Featured|0 Comments|

Event: Trump and the Media – 3 May 2018

Thursday 3 May
6pm-7.30pm
LSE
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Donald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the United States came as something of a surprise—to many analysts, journalists, and voters.  What happened? And what role did the news and social media play in the election?
To discuss this and more, we are joined by contributors to the anthology Trump and the Media in which journalism and […]

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March 5th, 2018|Events, Featured|0 Comments|

Journalism and artificial intelligence: some notes

These are my rough speaking notes for a panel discussion hosted by Demos.

I think that AI and machine learning is a big deal for journalism and news information. Possibly as important as the other developments we have seen in the last 20 years such as online platforms, digital tools and social media. My 2008 book on how journalism was being […]

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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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