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#MeToo: Is Building Awareness Enough?

This article is by Hannah Menchhoff, student of MSc Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

The social media hashtag #metoo started off as a response in solidarity to those victimized by film producer, Harvey Weinstein. But it quickly turned into an online debate with some women sharing their experiences of sexual harassment and assault, […]

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    Has suffering become the ‘new normal’? (Polis Summer School guest blog)

Has suffering become the ‘new normal’? (Polis Summer School guest blog)

This article by Polis Summer School student Janine Eduljee

As an American and someone involved in broadcast journalism, I found something highly resonant in our recent class discussions at LSE about the media’s portrayal of suffering and how it shapes and is shaped by people’s interest and feelings towards tragedy. In particular the idea or phenomenon of ‘compassion fatigue,’ the idea […]

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    Quartz: mobile journalism for the smartphone world (Polis Summer School guest blog)

Quartz: mobile journalism for the smartphone world (Polis Summer School guest blog)

Most people you see, regardless of what they are doing, will stop every minute or so and crane their neck over the glowing screen of their smartphone.

(This article by Polis Summer School student, Joe Michalitsianos)

Can you blame them? After hearing reporter Akshat Rathi speak today about Quartz, a newsite and a mobile news application, it seems as though the media […]

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    Politics Trumps Ethics : The case of a French TV anchor’s suspension over an anti-FN op-ed

Politics Trumps Ethics : The case of a French TV anchor’s suspension over an anti-FN op-ed

A French TV presenter has been suspended for signing up to an anti-Front National article. A defence of objectivity or an infringement of freedom of expression? When journalists are under attack from political parties, should they take a stand or remain ‘neutral’?  LSE post-grad media student Ndeye Diarra Diobaye has this view.

TV Anchor Audrey Pulvar signed a collective op-ed published […]

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    Quizzes and Polls – Is this trend in journalism here to stay?

Quizzes and Polls – Is this trend in journalism here to stay?

By Summer School student Yunfei Cheng on a talk by Telegraph Trending Journalist Helena Horton

In the context of ever-shifting digital tools and trends, journalists need to adapt their content and formats to attract larger audiences and increase online traffic.

For Helena Horton, Trending Journalist at The Telegraph, one example of innovation comes in the form of online quizzes or polls that […]

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