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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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    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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Indigenous Sámi media adds value to Nordic societies

This chapter has been published in June 2017 in the book “The Difficult Freedom of Speech – Nordic Voices” by the Nordic Council of Ministers

For a small indigenous people like the Sámi in Finland, totalling 10,000 people, their own media plays an important role.

Sámi media plays an important role also in the Nordic democracy. Providing Sámi people with a […]

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