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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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    The People vs Tech: From a utopia of openness to democracy under threat

The People vs Tech: From a utopia of openness to democracy under threat

This article is by LSE MSc student Anastasia Bektimirova

From the Cambridge Analytica scandal to the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, concerns about foreign interference in elections, micro-targeting of political messages and the spread of online misinformation— all seem to be rooted in the menacing technology platforms that have enabled political actors to advance their […]

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    Something ‘sacred’: Has Macron created a new political media strategy?

Something ‘sacred’: Has Macron created a new political media strategy?

This article is by LSE MSc student Claudia Cohen.

In the aftermath of the French presidential election, many people said that the mainstream media’s positive narrative around Macron’s personality helped him win. It was implied that the two were involved in a mutually beneficial relationship: he won power, they had an exciting story. Now, several months after the election, this […]

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