Category Archives: Publications

Mar 20 2014

Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with Fatima El Issawi

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Polis research fellow Fatima El Issawi speaks about her new report on post-uprising Egyptian Media: “Egyptian Media Under Transition: In the name of the regime… In the name of the people?” The report will be launched on Friday March 28th … Continue reading

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Jun 7 2013

Turkish Summer? Protests, politics and media – eyewitness analysis

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This is the second part of Esra Dogramaci’s eye-witness account of the protests in Turky and her political analysis of what it means and where it is headed. Read the first part here. Here she starts off by looking at … Continue reading

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Mar 5 2013

What Good Is Twitter? (for public service journalism?) New Polis Report

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How can journalists working in public service newsrooms use social media to improve the quality of their work? Polis has a new report out by EBU Fellow Nadja Hahn that asks, What Use Is Twitter? This research paper is a … Continue reading

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Oct 30 2012

New Paper: Connecting To The World, Communicating For Change: Media and agency in the new networked public sphere

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I have written a report for the International Broadcasting Trust on how the new media environment is impacting on the way we communicate for change. It is particularly aimed at international NGOs. You can access that here. You can find … Continue reading

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Oct 11 2012

Connecting to the World: launch of report on online campaigning and the new media environment

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The internet presents huge opportunities but also huge challenges for campaigners dealing with global issues.  On November 7th, we’ll be launching a new research report written by me for the International Broadcasting Trust that looks at how UK NGOs campaign … Continue reading

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Apr 20 2012

How did Kony2012 Go Viral and Should We Copy It?

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In this short draft extract from a much longer paper I argue that what made #Kony2012 go viral was not the slick content or the Invisible Children brand – it was its focus on networking as an end in itself. … Continue reading

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Jan 19 2012

Is Comment Free? New Polis research report on the moderation of online news

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Why do we moderate websites? If you are Paul Staines who runs the hugely popular Guido Fawkes website then you interfere as little as possible. If you are The Guardian, for example, you have a whole team dedicated to editing comments. As a reader … Continue reading

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Nov 29 2011

WikiLeaks: News In The Networked Era – the book and the lecture Video and Audio Podcasts

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You can order the book, ‘WikiLeaks: News In The Networked Era’ here (there will be a Kindle version at some point) You can watch a video of the lecture (as well as audio, details of the book etc) by clicking here. You … Continue reading

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Nov 12 2011

WikiLeaks: News In The Networked Era: New book – lecture podcast, interview video, etc

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My latest book is ‘WikiLeaks: News In The Networked Era’ available from Amazon here (there will be a Kindle version at some point). You can watch a video of me talking about the key issues in the book here You can … Continue reading

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Jun 27 2011

Journalism and power: the importance of the institution

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The journalist John Lloyd has written extensively about the relationship between journalism and power. It’s at the heart of a book I am writing, so I asked John to send me a summary of his views that I had heard … Continue reading

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