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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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    Are cat-calling reporters virtue-signalling that journalism is still a proper job?

Are cat-calling reporters virtue-signalling that journalism is still a proper job?

In his latest blog on the new ethics of journalism, George Pitcher asks what is behind the trend for broadcast journalists to shout questions at politicians when there’s no chance of getting an answer.

Why do UK political broadcast reporters shout questions at senior politicians as they arrive at public buildings such as Number 10, leave their homes in the […]

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    The paradox of power for journalism: back to the future of news [new book]

The paradox of power for journalism: back to the future of news [new book]

The last ten years has seen a paradox of power for journalists. Overall, the ability of the mainstream news media to set agendas and control information has been drastically diminished. However, individual journalists or acts of journalism can have more impact than ever before. This matters. To the journalists, but also to the public, because knowledge is power and […]

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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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