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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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    Ethics will be as central as economics to the future of the news industry

Ethics will be as central as economics to the future of the news industry

This article by Charlie Beckett was originally posted on the LSE Business Review Blog

I do not know of any industry that has been through such an existential crisis as journalism has in the last decade or so. I spent over 20 years working in news and current affairs before joining the LSE nine years ago where my research has […]

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    But how do you know that it’s true? Notes from #nishbr verification workshop

But how do you know that it’s true? Notes from #nishbr verification workshop

Notes from a Google-supported European Journalism Centre workshop in Hamburg on new ways of verifying user generated content for mainstream media organisations.

I wrote this in the London Observer last Sunday – I hope that the journalists who attend these kinds of workshops are making it come true:
“Newsrooms are investing in the new skills they need to carry out their […]

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