Category Archives: Journalism

Apr 16 2014

Look In The Mirror For An Interesting Ethical Dispute

Leave a comment

Should you use a stock photograph in a front page story to represent real suffering? Media analyst Dan Barker’s blog feature’s a Daily Mirror front page about what it describes as the scandal of the growth of food banks in … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by Charlie Beckett Tagged with: , , ,

Mar 24 2014

Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with Eric Newton

Leave a comment

Eric Newton is senior adviser to the president at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which funds ideas that promote quality journalism and media innovation, based on a principle that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by Marion Koob Tagged with: , , ,

Mar 20 2014

The award-winning story of how Rio’s poor were robbed by the people who were supposed to run their hospitals (guest blog)

Leave a comment

One of my students here at the LSE is a Brazilian journalist who has just won the Tim Lopes Journalistic Prize for Investigative Reporting. Julio Lubianco was recognised for his radio investigation into corruption in the health services provided for the poor of … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by Charlie Beckett Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

Mar 20 2014

Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with Cathy Newman

Leave a comment

Cathy Newman is a presenter at Channel 4 News. Last year, she broke the story of allegations against life peer and former Liberal Democrat Chief Executive Lord Rennard of inappropriate behaviour towards women. Having been refused an interview with Nick … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by Marion Koob Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

Mar 16 2014

The invention of news – how the world came to know about itself (book review)

1 Comment

If you’ve been on this planet recently and have access to electricity, you are probably familiar with the assertion that ‘the Internet is the most important invention since Printing’. Indeed, for journalism scholars, looking back to Gutenberg can be a … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by Charlie Beckett Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Mar 14 2014

Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with Jonathan Stray

Leave a comment

Ahead of the Polis Annual Journalism Conference on Friday March 28th, we are interviewing some of our speakers. Jonathan Stray is the man behind Overview, a project from the Associated Press that aims to help journalists find stories in large … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by Charlie Beckett Tagged with: , , , ,

Mar 12 2014

Malaysian Airlines MH370: what we don’t know can make compelling journalism

2 Comments

In the absence of facts we get clichés. We (currently) have no accurate idea where the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 is, so journalists resort to phrases such as ‘mystery surrounds the fate’ or ‘confusion reigns’. More journalism is like this … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by Charlie Beckett Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Mar 11 2014

Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with Alice Ross

Leave a comment

Ahead of the Polis Annual Journalism Conference on Friday March 28th, we are interviewing some of our speakers.  Alice Ross leads The Bureau for Investigative Journalism’s work on drones. The Covert Drone War project is based on a database of … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by Charlie Beckett Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

Feb 10 2014

The eternal battle between flaks & hacks, French style (lots of champagne involved)

Leave a comment

A French student of mine has a friend in public relations and a friend in journalism in Paris. The ‘relationniste‘ and the ‘journaliste’ had an exchange about the failings of each other’s ‘profession’. Apart from references to champagne and a couple … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by Charlie Beckett Tagged with: , ,

Feb 7 2014

Transparency: The Polis Journalism Conference March 28th 2014

3 Comments

We’ve just released the names of confirmed speakers for our annual journalism conference taking place on Friday March 28th. (See list below).  Registration for free tickets is available here. Our conference in 2013 on ‘Trust in Journalism’  was a great success … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by Charlie Beckett Tagged with: , , , ,