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    Twitter and managing journalistic work: Between distraction and optimization

Twitter and managing journalistic work: Between distraction and optimization

Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde is a Fellow at Tow Center for Digital Journalism and a PhD candidate in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE

Note: This is the fourth post in the Beyond 140 characters series, which investigates how, why, and under what circumstances political journalists engage with Twitter. This piece shares some of the project’s key findings. The previous […]

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    News in the Age of Trump: A Re-evaluation of Journalistic Ethics

News in the Age of Trump: A Re-evaluation of Journalistic Ethics

Sanaya Chanda is a candidate of the MSc in Global Media and Communications at LSE

Journalism’s Existential Crisis

BuzzFeed’s publication of an unverified dossier containing compromising details of the forty-fifth President’s campaign activities and his alleged collusion with the Russian government, and CNN’s consequent report of the President’s briefing of this dossier by the CIA prompted Donald Trump to call CNN […]

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LISTEN: truth, trust and the news media

On 25 January Charlie Beckett, Director of Polis, led a discussion with journalists and media commentators on how news media can cover Trump in a ‘post-truth’ world. Listen to the discussion below.

 

Brian Stelter

Senior Media Correspondent, CNN

On whether this is a serious crisis for journalists.

 

 

 

John Rentoul

Chief Political Commentator, The Independent

“Post-truth is the wrong term.”

 

 

 

Anne McElvoy

Senior Editor, The Economist

On what is […]

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Take the Trump populist test

Trump. Brexit. The language of populism is winning historic political victories. Understanding populist discourse can help us spot it more effectively and have more clarity about what we are up against as journalists and citizens; and what it can potentially imply in terms of government openness and accountability.

But what makes a discourse populist? In this article, Clara Aguirre Hernando […]

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    How the nature and circumstances of a news event are key in shaping political journalists’ Twitter engagement

How the nature and circumstances of a news event are key in shaping political journalists’ Twitter engagement

 Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde is a Fellow at Tow Center for Digital Journalism and a PhD candidate in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE

E. Vargas, CC BY-SA 2.0

Note: This is the fourth post in the Beyond 140 characters series, which investigates how, why, and under what circumstances political journalists engage with Twitter. This piece shares some of the project’s […]

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