The mobile newsroom: FT evolving for 21stC readers

By LSE MSc student Hanna Morris 

“This is evolution, not revolution.”

“Today everybody is in the content business,” says Lionel Barber, editor of the FT giving the annual Polis journalism lecture at LSE. “But we offer smart journalism with global reach.” Barber had no doubts about the value Financial Times offers his readers making  clear that  readership is on the rise. […]


London, we need to talk about sexual harassment

We need to recognize that there is a sexual harassment problem in this city, and we need to take it seriously. Gender equality is not a matter of becoming, rather a matter of being. It is a process and a progress that needs to be checked and sustained.


“I manage the fear” : being a dissident writer in China

As the UK government receive Chinese president Xi Jinping on his state visit this week, Julia Ziemer and Yanning Huang meet dissident writer Murong Xuecun at Asia House to hear about his experience of challenging authority in today’s China.
“Anyone who lives a successful life in China, you can pretty much guarantee they have no sense of morality.”
So says dissident writer Murong […]


Childproofing the new formats

Polis/EBU newsroom fellow Kritisn Granbo from Norway will be with Polis for the month of October to research the topic of how the way we report news for children is changing. For more information on this research project contact  Kristin via @KGranbo
How can we make children’s news with the same criteria when the terms have changed?
Keeping up with the audience

Keeping up with […]

October 19th, 2015|Featured, Media, Research|0 Comments|

The future of the BBC: the debate continues

Julia Ziemer reflects on a debate at the 2015 Cheltenham Literature Festival with Melvyn Bragg, James Purnell, Charlotte Higgins and Anne McElvoy. 

With the looming prospect of the Charter renewal in 2016, debates about the direction and purpose of the BBC are coming thick and fast.

The packed debate in Cheltenham Town Hall brought together a range of commentators who each had their own […]

October 14th, 2015|Events, Featured, Media|0 Comments|