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    Britain’s Paper Tigers: Past, Present, and Future of Journalism

Britain’s Paper Tigers: Past, Present, and Future of Journalism

Does the last newspaper leaving behind its offices on Fleet Street signal the end of Britain’s press? Can quality journalism cohabitate with “jaw-dropping” cat video listicles on the same website? What really holds more influence: the news found on the front-page or on clickbait? Polis hosted two top journalists at LSE to discuss the battle for the soul of journalism […]

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    Filtering out French fake news: LSE students join verification project

Filtering out French fake news: LSE students join verification project

I am one of four French postgraduate students in the LSE Media and Communications involved in CrossCheck, an exciting journalistic collaborative verification project that helps French voters for the Presidential Election to make sense of what and who to trust online.

This article by LSE MSc student Margaux Gatty.

This project, partnered with First Draft in the lead up to French elections, is supported […]

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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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