Category Archives: Media

Jul 22 2014

“Time to discuss”: a former US intelligence analyst says that Snowden and Manning were right (guest blog) #PolisSummer

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This article by Polis Summer School student and former Marine Corps signals intelligence (SIGINT) analyst Derek Matthews. The intelligence community is bound by a code of silence and not the unspoken kind. Every individual goes through a thorough background check. When I … Continue reading

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Jul 20 2014

“Gunman at Yale” So worth tweeting! How ‘citizen journalists’ can turn a drama into a crisis on social media

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Last year, on the first day of Thanksgiving break, I was sleeping in my dorm room at Yale when I got waken up by a phone call from school: there was allegedly a gunman on campus. That was only three months … Continue reading

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Jul 17 2014

The beautification of photojournalism

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This article by Polis Summer School student Aylin Elci. As the cliche goes, “a photo is worth a thousand words”, but what are consequences of using “pretty”, “highly aesthetic” or “artistic” photos to convey the reality of war? In 1972, Pulitzer-prize-awardee-to-be … Continue reading

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Jul 11 2014

Stopping everyday sexism

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This article by Polis Summer School student David Winter. While studying in London I have witnessed multiple instances of ‘everyday sexism’. The first was the use of the ‘c’ word, in passing, by an American male while out for drinks. … Continue reading

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Jun 27 2014

Eastern Ukraine – a personal view of a land of myth, fear and dangers (guest blog)

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Ukrainian LSE media student Elena Serdyuk has been watching the conflict in the eastern part of her country from London for the last few months. She has also visited her homeland and describes how her relatives living in the heart … Continue reading

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May 29 2014

A 21st Century BBC: A lecture by Diane Coyle, Acting Chair of the BBC Trust

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In this lecture, Diane Coyle considers how the BBC can meet the challenge of providing a universal service while media channels proliferate and its audience becomes more and more diverse. She will also examine the BBC’s relationship with the state … Continue reading

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May 23 2014

BBC news boss James Harding on how social media has changed the BBC’s world

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This post was originally published on the BBC Academy website at the following link. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/blogcollegeofjournalism/posts/smsldn-James-Harding-on-how-social-media-has-changed-the-BBCs-world By Charles Miller, editor of the College of Journalism blog Is there something special about the BBC’s relationship to social media? That was the question … Continue reading

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May 2 2014

Twitter: Dead or Alive?

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Is Twitter an over-inflated balloon that has lost its way? Or is it a fast-growing social media broadcast platform that’s about to go profit ballistic? The answer reveals a lot about the gap between our expectations and the reality of … Continue reading

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Apr 11 2014

How to create ethical & effective online social campaigning communications for development

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How do you campaign for a cause in an age when there is so much competition for people’s attention and when the challenge is to get people to do more than click their support? It’s vital that anyone doing advocacy … Continue reading

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Mar 16 2014

The invention of news – how the world came to know about itself (book review)

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If you’ve been on this planet recently and have access to electricity, you are probably familiar with the assertion that ‘the Internet is the most important invention since Printing’. Indeed, for journalism scholars, looking back to Gutenberg can be a … Continue reading

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