Category Archives: Research

May 8 2014

New Research Project: Voting Advice Applications – Are they useful and how should they be designed?

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Polis-EBU Research Fellow Kamila Varadzinová has recently arrived at the LSE from Czech Radio  for her month long fellowship, during which she will research the creation and implications of voting advice applications (VAAs). The information she gathers and her resultant … Continue reading

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May 2 2014

Report Launch – As it Happens: How live news blogs work and their future

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Polis is pleased to launch the report As it Happens: How live news blogs work and their future by Journalistfonden Fellow Karin O’Mahony. The report is available to download here. Post by Charlie Beckett All the talk is of a crisis … Continue reading

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Mar 24 2014

Conference 2014 Speaker Series: An Interview with Eric Newton

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Eric Newton is senior adviser to the president at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which funds ideas that promote quality journalism and media innovation, based on a principle that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed … Continue reading

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Dec 16 2013

Strange fascination: image in music and politics Part Two

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This is part two of  an essay by, LSE Media PhD student Ruth Garland that explores the links between our experience of  images and political communication. With democracy suffering a crisis of confidence she questions the relationship between images and political meaning through … Continue reading

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Oct 21 2013

New research project: Live blogging – is it any good and what next?

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Live blogging is one of those formats that have emerged in the last few years as Web 2.0 journalism has gone interactive, continuous and connected. But what impact is live blogging having on the newsroom and do they actually work? … Continue reading

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Sep 20 2013

Ten years of media and communication at LSE

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Polis is part of the Department of Media and Communications at the LSE which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Polis director Professor Charlie Beckett is currently Head of the Department. In this article Monika Lang (MSc Media & Comm, … Continue reading

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Aug 16 2013

Egypt’s Media War

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The Egyptian national media coverage of the bloody clampdown on the Muslim Brotherhoods sit-ins and the violence that erupted in its aftermath in Egypt gives even more evidence to  support the finding of our research project on Arab media under … Continue reading

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Jul 9 2013

Is Libyan Media More Free After The Revolution? (New Research Report)

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Polis visiting research fellow Fatima el Issawi (@elIssawi) has just published the latest of her series of reports on Arab media in transition after the recent Political upheavals. Her latest is on Libya. Here she gives you a taste of … Continue reading

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Jun 11 2013

An extraordinary media decade for you, me and the LSE

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I am currently Head of the Department of Media and Communications at the LSE that celebrates its tenth anniversary on June 16th with a conference on “New Trajectories In Media and Communications Research”. These are my thoughts on those remarkable ten media years when … Continue reading

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Mar 14 2013

Newsmaking in the Twittersphere – some new international data on how journalism flows through the microblog network (guest blog) #twitter

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Marco Toledo Bastos is a man with a lot of data on Twitter and how it is used as a stream for accessing news from mainstream journalism brands in a variety of countries. He is a visiting research research fellow at … Continue reading

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