Tag Archives: economics

Dec 4 2013

The philosophy of the new news

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News as a profession is unphilosophical. It is full of ideas – even ideas about itself – but it rarely frames that thinking in terms of either classical or modern philosophical theory or discourse. In journalism, the phrase ‘philosophical’ is … 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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Mar 30 2012

Crash! Slump! Bust! Reporting the economic crisis (guest blog) #Polis12

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“How many of you have heard of a CDS?” A smattering of hands shot up into the air when Bloomberg News’ Economics Editor Linda Yueh asked who knew what a credit default swap was at the POLIS International Journalism Conference … Continue reading

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Mar 25 2012

Open For Business: What Can Your Readers Do For You? #GdnOpenWeekend

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What will readers give to their newspaper in terms of money, time and data? That was the question I have been putting to loyal Guardian readers at the Open Weekend Festival at a series of workshops where they conversed with … Continue reading

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