Media Agenda Talks

Write to the Point: Four Tips for Better Writing

LSE MSc student Perry Newsome distills some key advice from Sam Leith’s Polis Talk at the LSE on 4th December 2018

Effective writing skills are a life-long asset. No matter where you may be in your career, it is beneficial to refresh your familiarity with the basics of clear writing. Sam Leith, a journalist, author, and literary editor at The Spectator has […]

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    Changing the narrative: The Good Immigrant and other stories

Changing the narrative: The Good Immigrant and other stories

LSE MSC student Greeshma Rajeev reports on Nikesh Shukla’s Polis Talk on 13th November 

Nikesh Shukla believes that, “Inclusion and diversity mean that everyone can be seen and heard. The majority culture needs to experience the minority culture’s lifestyle as much as the minority culture needs to be seen and heard”. He has been advocating for the same for years […]

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    Meeting the Challenge of Transformation: the changing landscape of strategic communication

Meeting the Challenge of Transformation: the changing landscape of strategic communication

By LSE MSc student Victoria Spiteri

We are constantly being reminded of the rapid pace at which journalism and media are evolving. Rachel Friend, CEO of Weber Shandwick UK, uses this pace to drive her work, and to invigorate how her company meets the transformation challenges a globalized world presents to the strategic communications industry.

In the current crowded communications landscape […]

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    LADbible & PinkNews: The challenge of upholding traditional journalistic values in a competitive market

LADbible & PinkNews: The challenge of upholding traditional journalistic values in a competitive market

LSE MSc student Reuben Shapland reports on the latest talk from the Media and Communications in Action series at LSE. See the full line-up here.

Anyone expecting (and secretly looking forward to) a heated debate between the founder of PinkNews and LADbible’s Head of Communications over the former’s rejection of gender norms and the latter’s capitalisation on a highly gendered identity, would have […]

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    2018 Brazil Elections: the dark power of social media and the threat to journalism

2018 Brazil Elections: the dark power of social media and the threat to journalism

With its polarizing candidates, tense political climate and rampant spread of fake news, the 2018 Brazilian Elections have caused quite a stir on the global stage. LSE post-graduate student Ariane Paquet-Labelle reports on what is a critical moment for the media as well as democracy.

An especially interesting aspect of this election is how candidates have chosen to run their campaigns […]

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