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    Racing towards destruction? Robert Colvile on the Great Acceleration

Racing towards destruction? Robert Colvile on the Great Acceleration

By LSE MsC student Jill Russo

Throughout his talk, Robert Colvile managed to maintain a note of measured optimism even as he discussed some of the ways in which news production and consumption are going off the rails. Is journalism headed for a trainwreck, for new, exciting territory or, somehow, both?

“There seems to be a feeling that the way we […]

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    Chinese Media in Africa: Expansion, Perceptions and Receptions

Chinese Media in Africa: Expansion, Perceptions and Receptions

LSE MsC student Linet Juma reporta on a lecture by  Prof Herman Wasserman from University of Cape Town at LSE on 28 November 2016

China’s involvement and investment in Africa has intensified in the past few years eliciting a lot of focus and research on China-Africa relations.  While this can be written off by some as simply investment, in the context […]

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    How do you report on something that isn’t true? Dealing with Trump’s tweets and other fake news

How do you report on something that isn’t true? Dealing with Trump’s tweets and other fake news

My exchange with a journalist at USA Today illustrates what a struggle it is going to be to get this distinction established in news coverage after the 2016 election.

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    Tweeting the election: Journalistic voice, bias, and “knowing where the line is”

Tweeting the election: Journalistic voice, bias, and “knowing where the line is”

 Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde is a Fellow at Tow Center for Digital Journalism and a PhD candidate in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE
Something unusual recently made the news: Business Insider reported that BuzzFeed Editor Ben Smith sent a memo to staff, reminding them to refrain from bias on social media in their coverage leading up to the U.S. […]

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    Going beyond Westminister, war and wealth: in defence of ‘bad’ news

Going beyond Westminister, war and wealth: in defence of ‘bad’ news

Is news too negative and narrowly focused? Would it be healthier for us to simply shut it out and concentrate on our real lives? Should journalists try harder to accentuate the positive? Branwen Jeffreys argues that journalism must change and be more constructive but it has to stay critical and that hard news is vital to a healthy society. […]

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