Media

Changing Media Landscapes: Welcome to Viceland

This article is by LSE MSc student Maureen Heydt, and covers a recent talk by CJ Fahey (pictured right), General Manager of Viceland International.

CJ Fahey discussed VICELAND, as part of Polis’ Media and Communication in Action series.

Why did VICE start a TV channel?

VICE Media is not your parents’ media company. In fact, as an originally online, youth-driven media company, they revel in their differences […]

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    Journalism, news and trust: are we heading in the right direction?

Journalism, news and trust: are we heading in the right direction?

This article is by LSE MSc student Emma McKay, and covers a recent talk by Mary Hockaday (pictured right), Controller BBC World Service English.

Mary Hockaday discussed ‘Public service media in an age of distrust and disinformation’, as part of Polis’ Media and Communication in Action series.

What does it mean to be a journalist today?

Telling the truth and sharing stories at the […]

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    Mental Health and the Media: its role, responsibilities and the key challenges

Mental Health and the Media: its role, responsibilities and the key challenges

By Guest Blogger Emma Wilson

There is no doubt that coverage of mental health stories has grown in recent years. With an economic cost set at £105bn in the UK, and one in four adults estimated to have a mental health problem, it has become a greater feature on the political agenda. In news reporting, this has provided a powerful […]

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    NEW RESEARCH: Rescue or report? The ethical and editorial dilemmas of crisis journalism

NEW RESEARCH: Rescue or report? The ethical and editorial dilemmas of crisis journalism

A new Polis report by Petra Olsson considering the ethical and editorial dilemmas of crisis journalism.

This report was produced as part of the Polis Newsroom fellowship scheme with the Swedish news media foundation, Journalistfonden.

Read the introduction to Rescue or Report? below, and read the full report HERE.

Journalists usually try to be observers, but recently something has changed. We now […]

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    Has suffering become the ‘new normal’? (Polis Summer School guest blog)

Has suffering become the ‘new normal’? (Polis Summer School guest blog)

This article by Polis Summer School student Janine Eduljee

As an American and someone involved in broadcast journalism, I found something highly resonant in our recent class discussions at LSE about the media’s portrayal of suffering and how it shapes and is shaped by people’s interest and feelings towards tragedy. In particular the idea or phenomenon of ‘compassion fatigue,’ the idea […]

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