Why fact-checking should matter more in journalism

By Tina Jian, MSc student at LSE
Fact-checkers do not understand hyperbole. And a lot of politicians, especially Donald Trump, use hyperbole to make a larger point. A lot of what fact checkers do is to fact check the minutiae of the hyperbole’ and leave the bigger point out of it.

Washington Times Editor Kelly Riddell, 2016
In his recent talk at […]

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    Stumbling on the verge of catastrophe? The media and the transforming world order

Stumbling on the verge of catastrophe? The media and the transforming world order

By LSE MsC student Luca Bertuzzi

An article published on Le Monde Diplomatique of last month (September 2016) reports the alarming fact that the United States is preparing for a major confrontation with a World Power. An alarm bell that has curiously passed undetected in the mainstream media.

In his article, Micheal Klare stressed that US military establishment is increasingly convinced […]


Networked Journalism updated: lots of examples

Networked journalism has gone from being a novelty to the normality of journalism online today. In fact, it’s difficult to find journalism that does not have an element of interactivity, connectivity, or public participation at some point in its creation or dissemination. Here are some examples that my students found to bring to their class discussions about what difference […]

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    Imagining ‘the other’ – can the media challenge our assumptions?

Imagining ‘the other’ – can the media challenge our assumptions?

This article is by LSE MSc student Tessa Venizelos studying Media, Communication and Development.  

We tend to think of ourselves as part of the majority, the mainstream. We tend to regularly associate with people who think and act like us and who, more or less, share our sense of values. But what if we took ourselves outside of the […]


“The next tweet could get you fired!” – Or promoted?

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

Many news organizations have introduced internal guidelines or policies for journalists using social platforms such as Twitter (for example, see BBC News’ social media guidance here). While these have become commonplace in newsrooms, variation remains, both in […]

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