Polis Lunchtime Talks

Polis Lunchtime Talks 2015 Speaker Programme

This Spring Term, Polis will host a range of media practitioners on Wednesday lunchtimes to discuss their roles and experiences of the sector. Open to staff, students and the public.

‘Capitalisn’t:  How Capitalism’s toxic assumptions are poisoning the system, and what we can do about it’ with Eve Poole

Date: Wednesday 28 January
Time: 13:00-14:00
Location: NAB 1.14

Journalists and public commentators are supposed to know everything, either to […]


PositionDial and the joys of self-discovery

This article is by Polis Intern and LSE MSc student John Ray on a presentation given by PositionDial founder Mariam Cook.

As a child growing up in the United States, I remember asking my mother why she wasn’t voting for Ralph Nader in the 2000 Presidential Election. Nader, remembered today as “the reason why Al Gore lost”, was a progressive […]


Truth-Telling and Story-Selling

Polis Intern and LSE MSc student Emma Archbold reports on the latest Polis Lunchtime Talk featuring Paul Eastham, the former Deputy Political Editor at the Daily Mail.

During his time at the Daily Mail, Paul Eastham admits it was “very hard to tell the truth.”

Paul Eastham gave us an insight into the world of political journalism and his personal struggle […]


Reporting health news from developing countries- Objective journalism or a savior complex?

Polis Intern and LSE MSc student Bani Bains reports on the latest Polis Lunchtime Talk featuring Michelle Imison who discussed her doctoral research on health news from Low-Middle Income Countries.

Most national media in developed countries follows a few general principles with foreign news, tending to prioritise news from neighbouring countries and those that impact them directly. Michele Imison’s […]


An anti-fake counter-attack in the propaganda war

Polis Interns and LSE MSc students Bani Bains and Pressiana Naydenova report on the first Polis Lunchtime Talk featuring Yevhen Fedchenko, cofounder of the StopFake news website.

In many ways Yevhen Fedchenko’s talk on Russian government–sponsored propaganda about Ukraine felt like an exposé. It was essentially a critique of both the readiness with which some Western media accepted pre-packaged information […]