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Write to the Point: Four Tips for Better Writing

LSE MSc student Perry Newsome distills some key advice from Sam Leith’s Polis Talk at the LSE on 4th December 2018

Effective writing skills are a life-long asset. No matter where you may be in your career, it is beneficial to refresh your familiarity with the basics of clear writing. Sam Leith, a journalist, author, and literary editor at The Spectator has […]

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    War didn’t change my personality, it changed my philosophy- podcast interview with Lindsey Hilsum

War didn’t change my personality, it changed my philosophy- podcast interview with Lindsey Hilsum

LSE student Helena Smolak speaks to Lindsey Hilsum about life as an international correspondent, the risk of covering war, how to cope with trauma and the question of objectivity in journalism. This article was first published in The London Globalist. 

Listen to the podcast HERE.

We are sitting in her living room decorated by all the souvenirs from different countries. A […]

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Can The Correspondent ‘unbreak news’?

As The Correspondent launch their member funding campaign in the US, LSE MSc student Fleur Damen looks at their potential for success.

Those who follow NYU-professor of journalism Jay Rosen found a surprising letter addressed to them on his blog last week: “I have never asked you for anything. (…) I don’t push products, or join campaigns. But today, after […]

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    2018 Brazil Elections: the dark power of social media and the threat to journalism

2018 Brazil Elections: the dark power of social media and the threat to journalism

With its polarizing candidates, tense political climate and rampant spread of fake news, the 2018 Brazilian Elections have caused quite a stir on the global stage. LSE post-graduate student Ariane Paquet-Labelle reports on what is a critical moment for the media as well as democracy.

An especially interesting aspect of this election is how candidates have chosen to run their campaigns […]

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    Dear journalists, we want to be more honest with you. For starters, don’t call us charities (guest blog)

Dear journalists, we want to be more honest with you. For starters, don’t call us charities (guest blog)

Simon O’Connell, Executive Director of Mercy Corps makes the case for a new relationship between NGOs and the media, one which starts by acknowledging the complexity of their work. 

Yumbe is about as far north and west in Uganda as it is possible to go. A dozen years ago I worked in this part of Africa, and I went back there […]

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