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    Against cosmopolitanism: why should journalism cover distant suffering?

Against cosmopolitanism: why should journalism cover distant suffering?

The Western mainstream news media is constantly accused of failing to cover the problems of less powerful or wealthy parts of the world. Is this fair?

One of the things I was most proud of as a reporter in my first job on the Croydon Comet, the kind of advertising free-sheet that people use to line their cat-litter tray, was to […]

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Changing Media Landscapes: Welcome to Viceland

This article is by LSE MSc student Maureen Heydt, and covers a recent talk by CJ Fahey (pictured right), General Manager of Viceland International.

CJ Fahey discussed VICELAND, as part of Polis’ Media and Communication in Action series.

Why did VICE start a TV channel?

VICE Media is not your parents’ media company. In fact, as an originally online, youth-driven media company, they revel in their differences […]

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What makes a great leader? On understanding the public

This article is by LSE MSc student Evie Ioannidi, and covers a recent talk by Deborah Mattinson (pictured right), Founding Director of BritainThinks, as part of Polis’ Media and Communication in Action series.

As party conference season draws to a close, it looks like Theresa May might be in need of a break. As the BBC’s political editor so presciently tweeted, analysis […]

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    Journalism, news and trust: are we heading in the right direction?

Journalism, news and trust: are we heading in the right direction?

This article is by LSE MSc student Emma McKay, and covers a recent talk by Mary Hockaday (pictured right), Controller BBC World Service English.

Mary Hockaday discussed ‘Public service media in an age of distrust and disinformation’, as part of Polis’ Media and Communication in Action series.

What does it mean to be a journalist today?

Telling the truth and sharing stories at the […]

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    Emotionally networked journalism: regaining trust, rebuilding truth?

Emotionally networked journalism: regaining trust, rebuilding truth?

This is the text of a talk by Professor Charlie Beckett at the University of Adelaide’s News Reporting And Emotions conference, September 2017. You can read a longer, more academic version here.

Introduction: how news is turning emotional and how journalists should respond

In the wake of the success of various ‘populist’ political campaigns such as Brexit and Trump, there has been a […]

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