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    Can you trust mainstream media to meet the digital challenge?

Can you trust mainstream media to meet the digital challenge?

There’s a perennial air of mystery around the media-consuming habits of teenagers and young adults. Most content producers being quite a bit older, it can be hard for them to take the pulse of the youngest demographics, a task that is perhaps more dauntingly urgent than ever in today’s shifting digital landscape.

BAFTA brought together representatives from across the mainstream […]

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February 21st, 2017|Featured, Student blogs|0 Comments|

Take the Trump populist test

Trump. Brexit. The language of populism is winning historic political victories. Understanding populist discourse can help us spot it more effectively and have more clarity about what we are up against as journalists and citizens; and what it can potentially imply in terms of government openness and accountability.

But what makes a discourse populist? In this article, Clara Aguirre Hernando […]

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    James Jones’ Unarmed Black Male: exploring human stories behind the numbers of police brutality

James Jones’ Unarmed Black Male: exploring human stories behind the numbers of police brutality

In 2015, police officers killed 1,146 people in the United States, according to The Counted, the Guardian newspaper’s online project documenting police killings. The vast majority were by gunshot, and one in five victims were unarmed. Of the total number, 193 (16%) were African American males aged between 15-34, despite representing just 2% of the general US population. The […]

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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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A journey of disruption with Discovery Communications

By LSE MSc student Christine Sweeney
I strongly recommend that you approach your career with the same kind of fearlessness and willingness to take risks… especially in a hugely disruptive industry like media.
Michelle Russo, Executive Vice President for Global Communications knows a thing or two about leading a global company through disruption, as well as taking that approach to her own […]

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