Journalism

Changing Media Landscapes: Welcome to Viceland

This article is by LSE MSc student Maureen Heydt, and covers a recent talk by CJ Fahey (pictured right), General Manager of Viceland International.

CJ Fahey discussed VICELAND, as part of Polis’ Media and Communication in Action series.

Why did VICE start a TV channel?

VICE Media is not your parents’ media company. In fact, as an originally online, youth-driven media company, they revel in their differences […]

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    Journalism, news and trust: are we heading in the right direction?

Journalism, news and trust: are we heading in the right direction?

This article is by LSE MSc student Emma McKay, and covers a recent talk by Mary Hockaday (pictured right), Controller BBC World Service English.

Mary Hockaday discussed ‘Public service media in an age of distrust and disinformation’, as part of Polis’ Media and Communication in Action series.

What does it mean to be a journalist today?

Telling the truth and sharing stories at the […]

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    Emotionally networked journalism: regaining trust, rebuilding truth?

Emotionally networked journalism: regaining trust, rebuilding truth?

This is the text of a talk by Professor Charlie Beckett at the University of Adelaide’s News Reporting And Emotions conference, September 2017. You can read a longer, more academic version here.

Introduction: how news is turning emotional and how journalists should respond

In the wake of the success of various ‘populist’ political campaigns such as Brexit and Trump, there has been a […]

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    Mental Health and the Media: its role, responsibilities and the key challenges

Mental Health and the Media: its role, responsibilities and the key challenges

By Guest Blogger Emma Wilson

There is no doubt that coverage of mental health stories has grown in recent years. With an economic cost set at £105bn in the UK, and one in four adults estimated to have a mental health problem, it has become a greater feature on the political agenda. In news reporting, this has provided a powerful […]

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    Truth, Trust and Technology: finding a new agenda for public information

Truth, Trust and Technology: finding a new agenda for public information

 

‘Fake news’ is now a global issue but what’s really at stake? In this article based on his speech to the Asian Journalism Fellowship conference in Singapore,  Charlie Beckett calls for a wider debate about truth, trust and technology – the subject of an LSE Commission to be launched this autumn.

‘Fake news’ is a real problem: the viral hoaxes created […]

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