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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|
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    ‘Africa’ in the media: between starving children and smiling children

‘Africa’ in the media: between starving children and smiling children

By LSE MSc student Daniel Mebarek-Daza

Stories and images of hunger, conflict and underdevelopment have for long functioned as metonyms of Africa: a continent of vast ethnic, linguistic and geographical diversity. These narratives have reinforced the reductionist discourse of Africa as a site of monolith suffering, permanent crisis and hopelessness. Perhaps one of the most pronounced images to emerge from […]

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French journalists have won back their gatekeeping function

Ndeye Diobaye, a French national with Senegalese and Malian origins, is an MSc candidate in Politics and Communications at LSE. Ndeye graduated from Sciences Po Paris and worked for French publications Le Monde and Courrier International. Prior to coming to the LSE she worked in communications for CANAL+ in France and in the Congo. She tweets and instagrams @spellitndeye.

On Friday […]

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Media for Social Change

Beyond the technology itself, it is important to look for ways in which media and communications are influencing the very nature of social change

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