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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Senior Media Correspondent, CNN
On whether this is a serious crisis for journalists.
Chief Political Commentator, The Independent
“Post-truth is the wrong term.”
Senior Editor, The Economist
On what is […]