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    Something ‘sacred’: Has Macron created a new political media strategy?

Something ‘sacred’: Has Macron created a new political media strategy?

This article is by LSE MSc student Claudia Cohen.

In the aftermath of the French presidential election, many people said that the mainstream media’s positive narrative around Macron’s personality helped him win. It was implied that the two were involved in a mutually beneficial relationship: he won power, they had an exciting story. Now, several months after the election, this […]

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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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A Nordic Model to save Local Quality Journalism

This article is by Carina Tenor, Polis Research Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics. 

After several attempts, 2017 is the year when all major local media group in Sweden go for paywalls to save quality online journalism. This is our third go, and the best one, says Robin Govik, Chief Digital Officer at Mittmedia, […]

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Is hyperlocal news still the future of journalism?

 

This article is by Carina Tenor, Polis Research Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics. 

One of the great hopes of the digital news transformation was that a grass-roots local news media might spring up to help mitigate the decline of professional local journalism. Yet, successful small independent local online news providers are still the […]

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    It’s not just Trump: Macron and Zeman are increasingly hostile towards journalists

It’s not just Trump: Macron and Zeman are increasingly hostile towards journalists

This opinion piece by Maureen Heydt, student of MSc Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

It’s not just Donald Trump. The Presidents of both France and the Czech Republic have shown a troubling disdain and even aggression towards the press in recent weeks. It is a development that is threatening not only the safety […]

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