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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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Media wars in Brazil

This article is by LSE MSc student André Lobato and is based on a presentation he gave at the event ‘Brazil, What’s Next? From the turmoil to the near future: challenges for democracy, economy, culture and human rights in Brazil’ on 20/07/2016.

This is an image of Karl Marx wearing Ray-Ban sunglasses with a Marshall McLuhan sentence that urges us to […]

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    Of Twitter, time, and talking: Reflections on interviewing political journalists

Of Twitter, time, and talking: Reflections on interviewing political journalists

Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde is a Fellow at Tow Center for Digital Journalism and a PhD candidate in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE

Journalists are busy people. It can be hard enough to get a hold of them and even more difficult to get them to meet for coffee as participants in a research project. I braced myself to […]

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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?

In the days […]

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