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    A decade of disruption brings digital downsides and the hope of more honest journalism

A decade of disruption brings digital downsides and the hope of more honest journalism

It’s that time when we look back over the last year, but in this article by the veteran Swedish Journalist Ove Joanson, (who has edited newspapers and run the Swedish public service broadcaster, and was a former chair of the European Journalism Centre) looks back at a decade of journalism change.

The digital shift and the challenges it poses constitute a […]

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December 15th, 2016|Featured, Journalism|0 Comments|
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    How do you report on something that isn’t true? Dealing with Trump’s tweets and other fake news

How do you report on something that isn’t true? Dealing with Trump’s tweets and other fake news

My exchange with a journalist at USA Today illustrates what a struggle it is going to be to get this distinction established in news coverage after the 2016 election.

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    Going beyond Westminister, war and wealth: in defence of ‘bad’ news

Going beyond Westminister, war and wealth: in defence of ‘bad’ news

Is news too negative and narrowly focused? Would it be healthier for us to simply shut it out and concentrate on our real lives? Should journalists try harder to accentuate the positive? Branwen Jeffreys argues that journalism must change and be more constructive but it has to stay critical and that hard news is vital to a healthy society. […]

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November 1st, 2016|Featured, Journalism|0 Comments|
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    Making and Measuring News: Data and Algorithms in Journalism

Making and Measuring News: Data and Algorithms in Journalism

By Alison Powell, Assistant Professor and Programme Director of the MSc in  Media and Comms (Data and Society) at LSE

Journalists have a special responsibility in democratic society. They are supposed to source and report information that is of public value, investigate issues of broad public interest, and check facts.

This means that journalism has always been about telling stories, but […]

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February 24th, 2016|Featured, Journalism|0 Comments|
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    The lesson for journalism from the VW diesel test scandal: get help

The lesson for journalism from the VW diesel test scandal: get help

The revelation that one of the world’s largest and most trusted businesses has been deliberately cheating on environmental tests has rocked the automative industry. It is a classic case of what I have written about elsewhere as the benefits of transparency for all organisations. Ethics is as important now as economics. But it is also a significant moment for […]

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