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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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    Is Innovation Hurting “Good” Journalism? (Summer School guest blog)

Is Innovation Hurting “Good” Journalism? (Summer School guest blog)

Jasper Jackson, assistant editor for The Guardian’s media section, was the first guest speaker at Polis/LSE’s journalism Summer School with a talk about the driving force of innovation in journalism. Polis Summer School student Valerie Spina reports.

With the innovations of technology over the last 10 years, journalism has seen many changes: first a move to web based media, then […]

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Merry Christmas from a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon

Joelle Eid is a MSc Media and Communications student at LSE.  Prior to that, she acted as spokesperson for the World food Programme and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Lebanon and Jordan, covering the Syria crisis. She’s in Lebanon making a documentary for Polis about the coverage of the refugee crisis. Here is her very personal […]

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December 25th, 2015|Research, Student blogs|0 Comments|