Journalism

Is Source Protection Dead? A Polis/ Journalistfonden report

In November 2014 Swedish Journalist Carl Fridh Kleberg spent a month at LSE as the Polis/ Journalistfonden Fellow.

His research paper Is Source Protection Dead: Protecting journalists’ sources in a post-Snowden age was the result.

Some of its conclusions are:

The revelations of mass surveillance by Edward Snowden have highlighted the potential threat to the privacy of journalists’ communication and data, calling […]

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    Young people and politics: Off-line social actions and digital activism

Young people and politics: Off-line social actions and digital activism

Jessica Di Paolo on the “Digital Activism” session from Polis 2015 Conference, 27 March. Speakers: Bart Cammaerts (chair), Laura Townshend, Michael Sani and  Will Moy 

Engaging young people and making them more enthusiastic about politics has been one of the main topics discussed during #GE2015. The lack of confidence in politicians and the general apathy towards UK politics have led to the rise […]

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    Politics, the Public and the Media: Research on Journalism and Democracy

Politics, the Public and the Media: Research on Journalism and Democracy

LSE MSc student Emma Archbold on the ‘New Research on Journalism and Democracy’ session from the Polis 2015 Conference, 27 March 2015. 

Speakers: Dr. Nick Anstead (Chair), Ruth Garland, Olivier Driessens and Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde

As one of the final lectures at this year’s Polis Conference, the discussion on new research gave an insight into how research on the relationship between the media, politics and the […]

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No place for Silence- Freedom of Expression in Mexico

This article is by Marcela Zendejas (@marcezendejas) and Darío Ramírez (@Dariormrs) – Article19 Mexico

 

In Mexico, under the current president Enrique Peña Nieto, a journalist is attacked on average every 26 hours. This figure is double that of 48 hours under the former president Felipe Calderon. In the first two years of his administration, Peña Nieto was able to manipulate the […]

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    Activist, Unicorn or Content Curator? What do today’s journalists need to be?

Activist, Unicorn or Content Curator? What do today’s journalists need to be?

Julia Ziemer shares notes from the International Journalism Festival 2015 #IJF15, a free five-day festival in Perugia, Italy where journalists and media professionals from around the world debate and discuss current issues affecting journalism.

In his keynote speech at the International Journalism Festival 2015, Jeff Jarvis professor at J-School, City University NYC, described his new ‘Social Journalism’ course where students are taught to […]

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