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    Chinese Media in Africa: Expansion, Perceptions and Receptions

Chinese Media in Africa: Expansion, Perceptions and Receptions

LSE MsC student Linet Juma reporta on a lecture by  Prof Herman Wasserman from University of Cape Town at LSE on 28 November 2016

China’s involvement and investment in Africa has intensified in the past few years eliciting a lot of focus and research on China-Africa relations.  While this can be written off by some as simply investment, in the context […]

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Global stories for a global audience?

By LSE MsC student Diska Putri Pamungkas on a Polis talk from Liz Mermin, Director of Visual at the Thomson Reuters Foundation

In the world full of infotainment and politainment with fact-checking in crisis, in-depth and inspiring journalism is more valuable than ever.

As a director of Visual at the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF), Liz Mermin oversees a team making creative documentaries telling under-reported […]

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    Drowning in social media: does real engagement happen offline?

Drowning in social media: does real engagement happen offline?

LSE MsC student Jill Russo reflects on a visit from Carine Valleau, founder of Stories for Humanity

Gone are the days of the “Letter to the Editor”, of audience participation relegated to a few heavily-curated inches of print. Today it’s possible to consume content online and immediately comment on it, to engage in constructive dialogue (or bitter barb-swapping) with writers, […]

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November 30th, 2016|Featured, International|0 Comments|

A different approach to public communication in Italy

Pierluigi De Rosa is a journalist and a Communication Officer at the Italian Revenue Agency. He explores the role of communication function in the public sector and the trust relationship between government organisations and general public. He is member of FERPI (Italian PR Professionals Association) and is currently teaching assistant at Bologna University. @pderosa79
The surgery was performed by dr. Armando Antinori (…) I am not exaggerating in […]

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November 23rd, 2016|International|0 Comments|
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    What does the Trump triumph mean for journalism, politics and social media?

What does the Trump triumph mean for journalism, politics and social media?

There’s been a wonderful arc to the blame narrative in the wake of Donald Trump’s decisive victory in the Presidential election.

I’m talking here mainly about the reaction of liberal or progressive mainstream media. Supporters of Trump or more radical alternative media have a more simple explanation: ‘the best (or most evil) man won!’

First off it was ‘we the mainstream media are […]

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