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How Bad Is Breaking News?

The Observer has published a debate between journalist Yvonne Roberts and yours truly about the quality of journalism today – especially when it comes to reporting disasters like the Germanwings incident. Read it here or click on the picture. I defend the work of the journalists…

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    Announcing the Polis Photography Competition 2015: ‘Political News’

Announcing the Polis Photography Competition 2015: ‘Political News’

We are now welcoming entries to our 2015 Polis Photography Competition, for interpretations on the theme ‘Political News’.

We encourage students to interpret the theme in imaginative ways and will be judging on both aesthetic merits and the inventiveness of interpretation.

The competition is open to all current LSE students, we will accept submissions of a maximum of two photographs per person.

The winner will receive a […]

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March 18th, 2015|Featured, Media|0 Comments|
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    How Should Corporations Apologise? A new Polis research report

How Should Corporations Apologise? A new Polis research report

In 2014, Polis and StockWell Communcations launched a research prize open to LSE post-graduate students. Applicants were asked to submit original research proposals on the topic of ‘Corporate Reputation, Media and Society’.

The winner was Nina Chung who worked with StockWell and interviewed a broad range of people on the topic of corporate apologies to produce the research paper ‘A Way With […]

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February 6th, 2015|Media, Research|0 Comments|

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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