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    Backstage to the Panama Papers: big data analytics and collaborative journalism

Backstage to the Panama Papers: big data analytics and collaborative journalism

 

The Panama Papers has received the Pulitzer Prize in the Explanatory Reporting category. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) – the Washington D.C.-based organization that coordinated the project – interpreted this as a prize to collaborative journalism itself. The use of technology was its fundamental ally. Looking closer at how the Panama Papers came alive, through a network […]

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How young people are coping with ‘fake news’

How ‘literate’ are young people when it comes to getting their news on social media?

Niklas McKerrell is a sixth-form student who attended a recent Polis workshop with Facebook looking at ‘news literacy’. Here are his views on how his generation is coping with ‘fake news’ and the struggle to find reliable information online.

Young people have been developing buffers to […]

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Virtual Reality’s potential in storytelling

Gabriel Zech is a student of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Between 6 and 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust. Around 2.5 million of them were murdered in concentration camps. At least 800 thousand died in ghettos. Up to 250’000 were disabled and living in institutions.

No matter how much of a […]

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    New LSE/Birkbeck research: a ‘Crisis of Caring’ for Fundraisers?

New LSE/Birkbeck research: a ‘Crisis of Caring’ for Fundraisers?

What is it about “broken” that we don’t understand?

New research by Dr Shani Orgad (LSE) and Dr Irene Bruna Seu (Birkbeck) highlights major issues with the ‘broken’ contract between donor and INGO’s such as Oxfam, Save the Children and others.

It asks big questions of Fundraisers. It calls into question the whole basis of our relationship with the public and with our […]

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    Britain’s Paper Tigers: Past, Present, and Future of Journalism

Britain’s Paper Tigers: Past, Present, and Future of Journalism

Does the last newspaper leaving behind its offices on Fleet Street signal the end of Britain’s press? Can quality journalism cohabitate with “jaw-dropping” cat video listicles on the same website? What really holds more influence: the news found on the front-page or on clickbait? Polis hosted two top journalists at LSE to discuss the battle for the soul of journalism […]

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