Journalism

Subscription Redux: the news as a service

As the news business seeks a model to maximise its revenue and make its content production super efficient, could a new conception of subscription be the answer?

For years I have been arguing that journalism is moving from being a manufacturing to a service industry. It used to be about creating packages of content like a newspaper that people (or the late […]

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    John Oliver’s high moral view of journalism is part of the problem

John Oliver’s high moral view of journalism is part of the problem

I know this won’t be a popular position, but I think that the high moral view of  journalist/comedian John Oliver about journalism is part of the problem.

I enjoy his work and have always thought it’s a part of the multifarious contemporary journalism ecology, just as Jon Stewart was before him.

But in his latest critique of the woes of the news […]

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    Of Twitter, time, and talking: Reflections on interviewing political journalists

Of Twitter, time, and talking: Reflections on interviewing political journalists

Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde is a Fellow at Tow Center for Digital Journalism and a PhD candidate in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE

Journalists are busy people. It can be hard enough to get a hold of them and even more difficult to get them to meet for coffee as participants in a research project. I braced myself to […]

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A New Age of Art and Journalism (Summer School guest blog)

In the midst of the mass media coverage of migrants and refugees, Tom Saxby (graphic designer) and Daniel Castro (photographer) set out to capture a different version of the truth. Over 7 weeks they visited refugee and migrant ‘hot spots’, and when they came back they brought their community a passport of people on their way to a better […]

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Changing the Culture of Journalism Inside-Out

This article is by Summer School student Soo Jung ‘Kristy’ Kwon on a talk given by Alana Coates, Engagement Editor at The Financial Times 

“Adopt. Implement. Reform!” From the advent of social media, news organizations have faced the need to adapt to the social shifts facilitated by technology.

Indeed, many experts, professionals, and academics have advocated for journalists to integrate digital […]

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