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    The challenge of connecting digital readers to quality content

The challenge of connecting digital readers to quality content

This article by Polis LSE Summer School student Eleanor Jackson.

My Government teacher once told our class, somewhat jokingly, we should always read The Economist when flying. Why? Because once when a student of his began reading The Economist on the plane, a man sitting next to her commented on her good taste in news reading. After a brief conversation, […]

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Does choice create less media diversity?

This article by Polis Summer School student Hanna Darroll  

We now have more choice of media sources than every before, but is this abundance actually creating a more diverse political news diet?

As part of the Polis LSE Summer School Ros Taylor, Managing Editor of LSE’s Democratic Audit, facilitated an insightful discussion about the dynamic relationship between the evolution of news […]

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Bursting the bubble and fixing fake news in France

How can mainstream media get out of its bubble and report on what voters are really thinking? LSE student Marie Reverchon reports on French newsrooms efforts to re-connect to citizens across the country in the build-up to the vital national elections next month.

Le Monde’s #FrançaisesFrançais is a special reporting project that aims to tap into the real lives of French people. […]

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    Britain’s Paper Tigers: Past, Present, and Future of Journalism

Britain’s Paper Tigers: Past, Present, and Future of Journalism

Does the last newspaper leaving behind its offices on Fleet Street signal the end of Britain’s press? Can quality journalism cohabitate with “jaw-dropping” cat video listicles on the same website? What really holds more influence: the news found on the front-page or on clickbait? Polis hosted two top journalists at LSE to discuss the battle for the soul of journalism […]

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  • Permalink LSE's French fake news fights: Sophie Chauvet, Margaux Gatty, Alix De Ladoucette, Margot CadicGallery

    Filtering out French fake news: LSE students join verification project

Filtering out French fake news: LSE students join verification project

I am one of four French postgraduate students in the LSE Media and Communications involved in CrossCheck, an exciting journalistic collaborative verification project that helps French voters for the Presidential Election to make sense of what and who to trust online.

This article by LSE MSc student Margaux Gatty.

This project, partnered with First Draft in the lead up to French elections, is supported […]

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