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    Are we losing the art of listening? (And how journalism can help get it back)

Are we losing the art of listening? (And how journalism can help get it back)

In a world where everyone has a voice what happens to the art of listening?
We now ‘hear’ more than ever before. But how does the advent of ubiquitous, contiguous, continuous media effect our capacity to listen and understand? What happens to the quality of our engagement?
Media producers — and that is just about all of us now — think a lot about getting […]

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LISTEN: News Impact Summit 2015 podcasts

On Friday 5 June 2015, the fifth edition of the News Impact Summit was held here at LSE, organised by the European Journalism Centre, Google News Labs, and Polis.

The theme for the conference was “The Social Impact of Digital Storytelling”, and shed light on how digital age journalism plays a role in social impact, whether during the elections, natural disasters, […]

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    Online media in Africa: a new powerful public sphere to counter stereotypes

Online media in Africa: a new powerful public sphere to counter stereotypes

LSE MSc student Anaelle Azoulay shares her reflections on Sean Jacobs’s Public Lecture ‘Shifting African Digital Landscapes’ on 17th March 2015 (chaired by Dr Wendy Willems).

Remember Kony 2012? A short film launched by Invisible Children that went viral by trying to expose Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony and get him arrested. While the intention was laudable, the campaign came […]

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What principles should guide regulation in the Internet age?

Only 3% of internet users have internet speeds slower than 2 mpbs and are without access to good broadband connections, which means that the internet has become not only increasingly pervasive but also far more accessible than it was before. For David Mahoney, director of Policy Development at Ofcom, this means we have to think how we regulate this digital […]

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What Is Visual Journalism?

What IS Visual Journalism? It isn’t just television of course. But it’s not only online pie charts and graphs and representations of data. Visual journalism is about using technology to make news more interactive, more exciting and creative, and make users more involved. This article by Polis intern Arnuradha Santhanam. The BBC set up its new “visual journalism” unit in […]

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