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    Cambridge Analytica: a symptom of a deeper malaise in the persuasion industry

Cambridge Analytica: a symptom of a deeper malaise in the persuasion industry

Is the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica a one-off event or does it represent a much wider problem across the ‘promotional’ industries such as public relations, marketing and campaigning? Lee Edwards, Associate Professor at the LSE Media and Communications Department argues that there is a growing ethical problem that threatens democracy.

Recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica’s strategies and tactics have caused shock and outrage, […]

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March 26th, 2018|Featured, Media|1 Comment|
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    Communicating Compassion in the Age of Short Attention Spans: the Médecins Sans Frontières Experience 

Communicating Compassion in the Age of Short Attention Spans: the Médecins Sans Frontières Experience 

This article is by LSE MSc student Maureen Heydt, and covers a recent talk by Gemma Gillie, Media Manager at Médecins Sans Frontières (pictured right). 

Gemma discussed the challenges of communicating compassion, as part of Polis’ Media and Communication in Action series.

“My job is to give a voice to the people who I’m working with and let them tell their stories, and that can […]

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A Nordic Model to save Local Quality Journalism

This article is by Carina Tenor, Polis Research Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics. 

After several attempts, 2017 is the year when all major local media group in Sweden go for paywalls to save quality online journalism. This is our third go, and the best one, says Robin Govik, Chief Digital Officer at Mittmedia, […]

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Is hyperlocal news still the future of journalism?

 

This article is by Carina Tenor, Polis Research Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics. 

One of the great hopes of the digital news transformation was that a grass-roots local news media might spring up to help mitigate the decline of professional local journalism. Yet, successful small independent local online news providers are still the […]

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On the Ground at Grenfell: film as a tool of survival

This article is by LSE MSc student Evie Ioannidi, and covers a recent screening of On the Ground at Grenfell, as part of Polis’ Media and Communication in Action series.

On 14th June 2017, a fire started in a fourth floor flat at Grenfell Tower and spread through 23 floors, resulting in the greatest tragedy in London’s recent history.

Responses have taken various […]

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