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Dec 3 2012

The Business of Bling: How Hip Hop Makes American Music History (guest blog)

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From the ‘ethnic minstrelsy’ of Tin Pan Alley in the early 20th century, to the bling culture of Hip Hop – American popular music has been both big business and a vital ingredient in the US cultural melting pot. Polis … Continue reading

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Nov 26 2012

How Creativity Creates Wealth: a fairy story (guest blog)

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“I am an economic creationist,” proclaims Giles Hedger, Group Managing Director of Leo Burnett Group UK, about 15 seconds into his lecture The Elves and the Shoe Maker – A Parable for a High Value Economy.  And indeed, why not put … Continue reading

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Nov 2 2012

British culture versus corrupt companies: the battle for media plurality (guest blog)

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The major threat to the quality of media today isn’t the economy or trust – it’s plurality. That’s the view of top analyst Claire Enders, given in her Polis Media Agenda Talk. Polis intern Gideon Reid reports. Claire Enders began … Continue reading

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Sep 5 2012

What is the value of social media to public service journalism? New research project

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We all know that using social media like Twitter and having online platforms such as blogs can enhance our journalism. But what if you have a particular public service brief, for example, working for a public service broadcaster? In some … Continue reading

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Jul 6 2012

Business and media in the age of uncertainty

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These are the notes of a speech I gave to an IT business conference about how even commercial companies should pay attention to what I call media ethics. If you learn the new moral economy of networked communications, I argue, … Continue reading

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May 22 2011

Profiting From The Web: The Ethics Of The New Media Environment

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These are my notes from a talk given to the Web Science Conference, ‘Profiting From the New Web’ on Monday May 23rd, 2011 at the Royal Society. You can see the slides here. I want to start by saying that … Continue reading

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