The polls were right but they were interpreted badly

By Dr Bart Cammaerts

It is interesting to see how opinion polls are being blamed recently for all sorts of things.

The polls got it wrong in the last elections and they need to learn lessons, Caroline Flint shouts in The Guardian. In the same newspaper, the Libdem grandee Paddy Ashdown goes further and claims that the flawed poll results had […]

January 20th, 2016|Journalism, Politics|0 Comments|

Who to follow on Twitter in 2016

Lauren Suk is a MSc Media and Communications Student at LSE and Social Media Intern for Polis. (@sukkirie)

With 2016 just getting underway, Polis Social Media intern Lauren Suk gives us her top tips of who to follow on Twitter to stay one step ahead of what is sure to be a tumultuous year in the world of journalism…

New Roles in […]


French journalists have won back their gatekeeping function

Ndeye Diobaye, a French national with Senegalese and Malian origins, is an MSc candidate in Politics and Communications at LSE. Ndeye graduated from Sciences Po Paris and worked for French publications Le Monde and Courrier International. Prior to coming to the LSE she worked in communications for CANAL+ in France and in the Congo. She tweets and instagrams @spellitndeye.

On Friday […]


The mobile newsroom: FT evolving for 21stC readers

By LSE MSc student Hanna Morris 

“This is evolution, not revolution.”

“Today everybody is in the content business,” says Lionel Barber, editor of the FT giving the annual Polis journalism lecture at LSE. “But we offer smart journalism with global reach.” Barber had no doubts about the value Financial Times offers his readers making  clear that  readership is on the rise. […]


How digital spaces can disrupt the media landscape

Galvanised by online success that has rooted them in like-minded audiences who share the experiences of life that they depict in their work, neither poet nor filmmaker is prepared to compromise.