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Networking across borders: from ancient Greece to today

Imagine a network of people living in different states who acted as intermediaries for other countries, helping to sustain bonds of interest and to reduce conflict. Imagine these were appointed, unlike ambassadors, not by that country but by the people of the other state. Imagine that while this brought some material reward to the intermediary, it was mainly done […]

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The power of low blows: when attacking communication works

We are delighted to announce Laya Maheshwari as the winner of the StockWell Communications Polis Research Prize 2015. The award  went to the best research proposal by an LSE post-graduate student on the topic of ‘Corporate Reputation, Media and Society’.

Anthony Silverman, partner at StockWell said:
“Laya’s research topic of whether going negative works is a fascinating topic particularly in an election […]

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Mobile Opportunities for Children

As Polis launches its latest research report ‘Mobile Opportunities’ by Dr Jane Vincent, Professor Sonia Livingstone gives some background to the report.

The more children go online, the more it seems that we all – parents, teachers, policy-makers, and certainly the mass media – focus on the risks that the internet seems to bring into children’s lives. These risks are, indeed, […]

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February 9th, 2015|Featured, Research|0 Comments|
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    How Should Corporations Apologise? A new Polis research report

How Should Corporations Apologise? A new Polis research report

In 2014, Polis and StockWell Communcations launched a research prize open to LSE post-graduate students. Applicants were asked to submit original research proposals on the topic of ‘Corporate Reputation, Media and Society’.

The winner was Nina Chung who worked with StockWell and interviewed a broad range of people on the topic of corporate apologies to produce the research paper ‘A Way With […]

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February 6th, 2015|Media, Research|0 Comments|
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    “How do you feel?”: the role of emotion in journalism – new research project

“How do you feel?”: the role of emotion in journalism – new research project

How much should journalists use emotion to tell a story? How important is emotion in the way we select and respond to news? What difference do new media technologies, platforms and networks make in the way that emotion connects us to each other and journalism? These are the kinds of questions that I am going to try to tackle […]

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