American media

US Militia, Wikileaks and the Tea Party: how alternative new media is destroying traditional ideas objectivity (guest blog)

If people feel that mainstream media is ignoring alternative politics, then they can now create their own media. But how should traditional journalism respond? Should it change its ideas of impartiality to reflect the real diversity of contemporary politics? This is Polis Summer School student Steven Linett’s course paper that tackles this complex problem, citing media around the rise of […]

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Your News Is Our News: How Can Global Journalism Survive?

For a global elite who care about the big international issues such as climate change, economic regulation or conflict and security, modern media is a wondrous but worrying thing. Thanks to great multi-national brands like the BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera or the New York Times we have fantastic trans-national news resources. While the Guardian only has 300,000 sales in the […]

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Global Media Goes Public – But What Value Is That?

Travelling around New York City at the weekend with my two teenage boys was a reminder of just how globalised our culture has become with shops, music and even art looking distinctly familiar to my young Londoners. An all-day seminar today on world media seemed to suggest that global journalism has some trans-national trends, too. But as ever, look closer […]

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Journalism Education In A Networked World (Polis in Shanghai)

    This is the text of a speech to a gathering of global journalism education leaders at the 80th anniversary conference of Fudan University, Shanghai. JOURNALISM EDUCATION FOR A NETWORKED MEDIA We are at a critical moment in the history of journalism. This is a phase of accelerated technological, economic and political change. This is a period when the […]

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State 2.0: lessons for e-politics from networked journalism

Instead of asking what is so wrong with our political communications today, why not ask, ‘what is working?’ And perhaps, even more daring in such a depressed age, ‘what can we expect from a more digital democracy?’ Are there lessons to be learnt for politics from the experience of networked journalism?

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