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    This election will be complex, simple, social. So how do we cover it? Polis Conference preview #Polis2015

This election will be complex, simple, social. So how do we cover it? Polis Conference preview #Polis2015

This year’s UK election is going to be one of the hardest elections to report for decades, and yet for some journalists it could also be the easiest. Either way, it’s going to be a fascinating story to cover.
Next month’s free annual Polis Journalism Conference (27 March) will bring 50 journalists from a range of platforms to talk about the issues […]

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The next Guardian editor should be…

Imagine a north London liberal journalist version of The Apprentice. This week, four Guardian hacks (one ex-Guardian) will perform in front of their newsroom colleagues as part of  hustings to win the vote for the editorship of the Kings Place press.

It’s a classic chunk of Guardian fudge. The hustings are being organised by the NUJ and is open to all core editorial staff […]

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Student Journalism and beyond

This article is by LSE MSc student and Polis intern Emma Archbold

When it comes to talking about journalism, it is often the case that the negative that outweighs the positive. Fierce competition, newspaper decline, deadline demands; as students, we have heard them all. Convincing yourself not to pursue a career in journalism has become easier than convincing yourself to […]

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Good News Is No News?

I have made a BBC Radio 4 documentary about the idea of ‘positive news’ or ‘constructive’ journalism – it is on the BBC radio iPlayer  - click here to listen  I have this written short Guardian article based on the documentary that you  an access here. See below for my longer article.

I was talking about Good News Bad News […]

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Snowden and Beyond (guest blog)

This article is by LSE researcher and PhD student Ruth Garland

How should the citizen respond to the Snowden revelations? Those in the know have plenty to say and line up on both sides either for or against the need of the intelligence services to harvest huge amounts of personal data. The vast majority it seems, in Britain at least, feel […]

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