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    Fake news comes late to Ireland, but the country is still unprepared

Fake news comes late to Ireland, but the country is still unprepared

This article is by LSE MSc student Jack Marks 

Ireland has largely been spared the “Fake News” epidemic that wreaks havoc in its counterparts to its East and West. The upcoming Abortion referendum has changed that.

In seven weeks time, Ireland goes to the polls in a referendum to legalise abortion. The Irish Constitution was amended in 1983 by popular referendum […]

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    ‘I have a dream’ is just another four-word sentence…or is it?

‘I have a dream’ is just another four-word sentence…or is it?

This article is by LSE MSc student Boglarka Antall, and covers a recent talk by Philip Collins of the Times (pictured right).

Philip discussed the great speeches that have shaped the world, as part of Polis’ Media and Communication in Action series.

For many of us, political rhetoric is just a means for politicians to make empty promises to the crowds or as […]

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    What do journalists writing for right-wing tabloids think about their work? A new research project

What do journalists writing for right-wing tabloids think about their work? A new research project

This article by Helena Chmielewska-Szlajfer @HChSz. Helena is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Who writes for Mail Online? Right-wing ideologues? Enthusiastic Brexiters? Reddit-type trolls? These are the typical suggestions I got from people I spoke to about my research on the politicisation of online tabloids. I am focusing on […]

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What makes a great leader? On understanding the public

This article is by LSE MSc student Evie Ioannidi, and covers a recent talk by Deborah Mattinson (pictured right), Founding Director of BritainThinks, as part of Polis’ Media and Communication in Action series.

As party conference season draws to a close, it looks like Theresa May might be in need of a break. As the BBC’s political editor so presciently tweeted, analysis […]

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    Story of a vote unforetold: Young people, youth activism and the UK general election

Story of a vote unforetold: Young people, youth activism and the UK general election

This article by Dr Shakuntala Banaji and Dr Sam Mejias, LSE

The UK election result which came out on June 9th 2017 was a surprise to even seasoned commentators. Instead of backing a Conservative government with an austerity agenda and a track record of punitive measures against young people and refugees – removal of housing benefits, higher and higher fees, […]

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