Research

A Nordic Model to save Local Quality Journalism

This article is by Carina Tenor, Polis Research Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics. 

After several attempts, 2017 is the year when all major local media group in Sweden go for paywalls to save quality online journalism. This is our third go, and the best one, says Robin Govik, Chief Digital Officer at Mittmedia, […]

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Is hyperlocal news still the future of journalism?

 

This article is by Carina Tenor, Polis Research Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics. 

One of the great hopes of the digital news transformation was that a grass-roots local news media might spring up to help mitigate the decline of professional local journalism. Yet, successful small independent local online news providers are still the […]

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    What do journalists writing for right-wing tabloids think about their work? A new research project

What do journalists writing for right-wing tabloids think about their work? A new research project

This article by Helena Chmielewska-Szlajfer @HChSz. Helena is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Who writes for Mail Online? Right-wing ideologues? Enthusiastic Brexiters? Reddit-type trolls? These are the typical suggestions I got from people I spoke to about my research on the politicisation of online tabloids. I am focusing on […]

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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)

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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