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What makes a great leader? On understanding the public

This article is by LSE MSc student Evie Ioannidi, and covers a recent talk by Deborah Mattinson (pictured right), Founding Director of BritainThinks, as part of Polis’ Media and Communication in Action series.

As party conference season draws to a close, it looks like Theresa May might be in need of a break. As the BBC’s political editor so presciently tweeted, analysis […]

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    Social media and Charlie Gard: populism versus public services? (guest-blog)

Social media and Charlie Gard: populism versus public services? (guest-blog)

This article by Ranjana Das, senior lecturer at Surrey University.

A social media patient support group called Charlie’s Army on Facebook (#CharliesArmy on Twitter) has been in operation for the past year as the support page for a terminally ill baby with incurable mitochondrial disease at the centre of a legal battle between the Great Ormond Street Hospital and Charlie’s […]

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    NEW RESEARCH: Rescue or report? The ethical and editorial dilemmas of crisis journalism

NEW RESEARCH: Rescue or report? The ethical and editorial dilemmas of crisis journalism

A new Polis report by Petra Olsson considering the ethical and editorial dilemmas of crisis journalism.

This report was produced as part of the Polis Newsroom fellowship scheme with the Swedish news media foundation, Journalistfonden.

Read the introduction to Rescue or Report? below, and read the full report HERE.

Journalists usually try to be observers, but recently something has changed. We now […]

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    Story of a vote unforetold: Young people, youth activism and the UK general election

Story of a vote unforetold: Young people, youth activism and the UK general election

This article by Dr Shakuntala Banaji and Dr Sam Mejias, LSE

The UK election result which came out on June 9th 2017 was a surprise to even seasoned commentators. Instead of backing a Conservative government with an austerity agenda and a track record of punitive measures against young people and refugees – removal of housing benefits, higher and higher fees, […]

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    New LSE/Birkbeck research: a ‘Crisis of Caring’ for Fundraisers?

New LSE/Birkbeck research: a ‘Crisis of Caring’ for Fundraisers?

What is it about “broken” that we don’t understand?

New research by Dr Shani Orgad (LSE) and Dr Irene Bruna Seu (Birkbeck) highlights major issues with the ‘broken’ contract between donor and INGO’s such as Oxfam, Save the Children and others.

It asks big questions of Fundraisers. It calls into question the whole basis of our relationship with the public and with our […]

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