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    Fanning the flames: reporting on terror in the networked age

Fanning the flames: reporting on terror in the networked age

How do we know about terror events? The news media. Social media. And that’s what the terrorist wants. You to know.
So what is the role of the news media in reporting on terror? How can they do it accurately and responsibly? And what is the role of the platforms like Facebook in filtering that information into your news streams?
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Reporting Terror: new ideas needed

Terror is a brutal, murderous, violent physical phenomenon but it is essentially a media act. Without publicity, the act of extreme violence is pointless. So what is the responsibility of those who give the terrorist the oxygen of publicity? Not just journalists but also those who run social networks and the citizens who fill those platforms?

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Does hostile campaigning work?

A new Polis report by Laya Maheshwari looks at the topic of hostile campaigning in the corporate sector and explores where the line is drawn between confrontation and bullying.

  Some key findings of the report include:

Being negative is a way of eliminating choice
Negative language is more impactful
The size of the players limits the negative messaging
Contextual factors can facilitate negativity
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    Moroccan media: Between change and status quo – new research report

Moroccan media: Between change and status quo – new research report

LSE Middle East Centre researcher Fatima el Issawi has just completed a report on the state of the Moroccan news media in the wake of the so-called Arab Spring. It aims to give voice to Moroccan journalists to tell their unique story of coping with a complex process of political and media reform: change or status Quo?

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Children’s News: Can it survive the Digital Era?

As technology and gadgets demand increasing amounts of children’s time, children’s news producer Kristin Granbo asks: Is there still a need for specialized children’s news in the digital era?

Children’s news can no longer be defined as just a 15 minute bulletin aired on TV at 5pm. Why? Because the audience is busy at that time of the day. In fact […]

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