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A recipe for a right-wing assault on public service media?

This article by Dr Bart Cammaerts, of the LSE Media and Communications Department.

While the announcement of the BBC to mothball the BBC Food site seems at first to be a somewhat trivial decision, it proved to be highly controversial and in the mean time the BBC backtracked in the face of public consternation. In fact, this announcement was, however, […]

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May 17th, 2016|Featured, Media|0 Comments|

BBC escapes, for now

The BBC has escaped the existential threat that so many of the luvvies who get highly paid by the BBC told us was planned by the Government. Whittingdale’s White Paper contains challenges for the corporation but generally it avoids serious structural change. Longer-term though (and in the current media context that is an unusual time-frame) something much more radical might […]

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    How do we get our news about conflict and war? (BBC radio programme)

How do we get our news about conflict and war? (BBC radio programme)

How do we get our news about wars such as in Syria or lesser-known conflicts such as that between Kurds and the army in south-eastern Turkey? Thanks to social media we have multiple sources and the images or facts can travel instantly around the globe. But who do we trust and what is the role of hard-pressed mainstream news outfits?

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Journalism and Emotions

This article is from a talk given by Charlie Beckett at the University of Amsterdam on 20/2/16.

This talk will argue that as journalism and society changes,emotion is becoming a much more important dynamic in how news is produced and consumed. I will argue that this is redefining the classic idea of journalistic objectivity, indeed, it is reshaping the idea of […]

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Research focus: European Media Discourses of Africa

Eva Polonska-Kimunguyi is a Visiting Fellow at LSE doing research into European (international) broadcasting and its coverage of African affairs. Looking at four international broadcasters: BBC World Service, France 24, German Deutsche Welle, and pan-European Euronews, her research combines media and international relations. It looks at the broadcasters’ policies towards Africa, their narratives on African issues in the news on the […]

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