Summer School

The biggest leak: the Panama Papers

By Hamza Iftikhar

Luke Harding is an award-winning foreign correspondent with the Guardian. He has reported from Delhi, Berlin and Moscow and has covered wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. His new book Mafia State: How one reporter became an enemy of the brutal new Russia, is published by Guardian Books. He worked on the Guardian’s collaboration with WikiLeaks and Ed […]


The psychology of a more constructive journalism

There’s a lot of talk about how journalists can create more ‘positive’ news but what is the audience psychology behind the idea? Jodi Jackson of ‘Positive News’ spoke at the Polis/LSE Summer School about Constructive Journalism and how it could benefit from a better understanding of the mind of the news consumer. LSE Summer School student Megha Singh Chauhan reports.

The sheer amount […]


A New Age of Art and Journalism (Summer School guest blog)

In the midst of the mass media coverage of migrants and refugees, Tom Saxby (graphic designer) and Daniel Castro (photographer) set out to capture a different version of the truth. Over 7 weeks they visited refugee and migrant ‘hot spots’, and when they came back they brought their community a passport of people on their way to a better […]


A gentler way to show suffering

Leslie Knott, an award-winning filmmaker and photographer, is co-founder of Tiger Nest Films, and travels to some of the most unstable regions in world. Knott’s shocking and moving films expose viewers to the largely uncovered humanitarian issues such as the refugee crisis. Polis Summer School student Alexandra Kazerounian reports on her talk to the Polis/LSE Journalism Summer School.

Knott’s film, Syria’s Disabled […]


Changing the Culture of Journalism Inside-Out

This article is by Summer School student Soo Jung ‘Kristy’ Kwon on a talk given by Alana Coates, Engagement Editor at The Financial Times 

“Adopt. Implement. Reform!” From the advent of social media, news organizations have faced the need to adapt to the social shifts facilitated by technology.

Indeed, many experts, professionals, and academics have advocated for journalists to integrate digital […]