Politics

The polls were right but they were interpreted badly

By Dr Bart Cammaerts

It is interesting to see how opinion polls are being blamed recently for all sorts of things.

The polls got it wrong in the last elections and they need to learn lessons, Caroline Flint shouts in The Guardian. In the same newspaper, the Libdem grandee Paddy Ashdown goes further and claims that the flawed poll results had […]

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January 20th, 2016|Journalism, Politics|0 Comments|
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    The Death of Consortium Network TV debates in Canada’s 42nd General Election

The Death of Consortium Network TV debates in Canada’s 42nd General Election

Johanna Quinney is an MSc Student in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. She previously served as the Spokesperson and Press Secretary for Canada’s Ministers’ of National Defence and Foreign Affairs. @Johanna_Quinney
On Monday, Canadians will head to the polls to conclude one of the most exciting national election campaigns in recent history. Apart from its extraordinary length (78 […]

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October 17th, 2015|Journalism, Politics|0 Comments|

Calling for a Revolution in Climate Change Rhetoric

When journalists talk about climate change are they failing to address the underlying issues and so missing a chance to connect this complex narrative to real people’s lives? Hanna Morris reports on her own research looking at the language of the climate change debate.
“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”
Countless generations of bullied […]

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October 6th, 2015|Featured, Politics|1 Comment|
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    The debate about the future of the Labour Party: the best and worst of times

The debate about the future of the Labour Party: the best and worst of times

This is the most exciting and depressing phase of debate within a modern British political party that I can recall. The argument about the leadership of the Labour Party mostly encapsulates what’s wrong with that organisation but also wider left-wing politics. It also tells us something about the good, bad and plain ugly about political discourse more generally at the […]

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Why Journalists Should Talk About Geography

This article is by Polis Summer School student Paul Sorbo (@PaulJSorbo) on a talk given by Tim Marshall at the LSE to launch his book ‘Prisoners of Geography’

Former foreign correspondent Tim Marshall thinks we need to get our maps out more when we report on international affairs. In his new book he argues that politicians and generals are often ‘Prisoners of […]

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