Category Archives: Research

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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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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Mar 5 2013

What Good Is Twitter? (for public service journalism?) New Polis Report

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How can journalists working in public service newsrooms use social media to improve the quality of their work? Polis has a new report out by EBU Fellow Nadja Hahn that asks, What Use Is Twitter? This research paper is a … Continue reading

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Feb 27 2013

New research: how can social media help journalists connect to black and minority communities? (guest post)

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The UK has never been more diverse than today, with all the positives and problems that go with having lots of different cultures and communities. But is that range of interests reflected in mainstream media? Is it possible that social … Continue reading

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Oct 30 2012

New Paper: Connecting To The World, Communicating For Change: Media and agency in the new networked public sphere

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I have written a report for the International Broadcasting Trust on how the new media environment is impacting on the way we communicate for change. It is particularly aimed at international NGOs. You can access that here. You can find … Continue reading

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