Media

A reflection on ‘Great Britain’ (guest blog)

LSE student Ross Longton looks at the on-going challenge to find an ethical balance between the police and the media.

Outside, the banner of a West-End theatre states: ‘Press. Police. Politics’. Inside, the London Metropolitan Police is portrayed as a venal and imbecilic organisation rendered helpless by ambitious journalists.

Although the play, ‘Great Britain’, is satirical, the reality is, the proximity between […]

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Tech v Hacks: time for a truce?

The formation of two tribes around the future of journalism was understandable back in the day of ‘bloggers v newspapers’ but why are we still waiting for the battle lines to be redrawn between technologists and journalists?

I was at first surprised when Emily Bell, the former Guardian digital boss and now Tow Digital Centre Director at Columbia University appeared to be […]

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Reporting health news from developing countries- Objective journalism or a savior complex?

Polis Intern and LSE MSc student Bani Bains reports on the latest Polis Lunchtime Talk featuring Michelle Imison who discussed her doctoral research on health news from Low-Middle Income Countries.

Most national media in developed countries follows a few general principles with foreign news, tending to prioritise news from neighbouring countries and those that impact them directly. Michele Imison’s […]

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The wisdom of talk: How businesses engage with the media

Polis Intern and LSE MSc student Wei He reports on the latest Polis Media Agenda Talk featuring Zaki Cooper, Group Public Affairs at Standard Chartered Bank

“It takes many good deeds to build a reputation and only one bad one to lose it.”

While Benjamin Franklin cannot stress more the importance of fame, his sentiments were echoed by Warren Buffet, who […]

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The dark side of the net – is it really so terrifying ?

Polis Intern and LSE MSc student Jessica Di Paolo reports on the latest Polis Media Agenda Talk featuring Jamie Bartlett, author of the book Dark Net and Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media.

“Participation is both a form of violence and a form of pleasure. More than a desire, participation is an urge, a form of […]

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2014 Polis Lunchtime Talks Speaker Programme

Throughout the term Polis will be inviting a number of media and communications professionals and journalists to come speak to staff and students at lunchtime on Wednesdays. Bring your lunch and join us from 13:00-14:00 weekly as we listen to talks by speakers on topics such as working in political communications and verifying stories in the context of the crisis […]

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    Ello: The new Facebook and a new business model for social media?

Ello: The new Facebook and a new business model for social media?

Is Ello the new Facebook? Has a new trend towards privacy and secure user data begun or will this new platform go the way of other social media platforms once called ‘facebook destoryers’. Polis Intern and LSE MSc student John Ray looks at Ello and other Facebook competitors in the post as he seeks to answer these questions.

Ello has […]

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2014 Media Agenda Talks- Podcasts

If you were unable to attend any of the Media Agenda Talks or if you have an interest in any of the topics and issues discussed we have podcasted the majority of the talks. Listen in below!

Week 1- Ben Hammersley

Mainstream Media Is Meaningless Nostalgia

Week 2- Nick Davies

Hack Attack

Week 3- Andrew Miller

Global News Media

Week […]

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Pommy media causing a stir in Australia

 

The Australian media landscape is becoming a little heated as recent British entrants continue to carve out new digital territory in the Land Down Under. Colleen Murrell reports on the increasing levels of distrust both between the players – The Australian versions of The Guardian, the Daily Mail and the BBC – and between those players and the tough […]

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    Media intimacy: Are we ready to challenge the ubiquitous digital world?

Media intimacy: Are we ready to challenge the ubiquitous digital world?

Are we too attached to technology and our mobile devices? MSc student Jessica Di Paolo reports on the first Media Agenda Talk by internet technologist Ben Hammersley on the future of media in an age of ever-advancing technology.

The statistics are alarming. According to a group of researchers at Harvard, says Ben Hammersley, 95% of people who own a smartphone […]

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