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Trust and engagement: notes from the frontline

In March Polis brought together about 50 journalists, data scientists, journalism academics, platform representatives, campaigners, entrepreneurs, startup founders and investors to the LSE to discuss how to improve trust and engagement in the news media. It was a closed workshop designed to stimulate debate and suggest innovation and research initiatives. And it worked. As one participant put it, ‘great […]

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Britain’s paper tigers?: join the debate on Feb 20th

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Newspapers are now mere paper tigers, we are told, yet in the face of a tidal wave of fake news, misinformation and bias, perhaps we need good journalism more than ever. In a world where Facebook and Twitter have become the public sphere for Brexit and Trump, what is the role […]

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January 31st, 2017|Events|0 Comments|
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    Public Debate at LSE: How should journalists cover President Trump?

Public Debate at LSE: How should journalists cover President Trump?

My think-tank Polis is hosting a public debate at the LSE on Wednesday January 25th at 6.30pm with the London Press Club on how the news media should respond to a Trump Presidency. In the wake of Brexit there are all sorts of issues being raised about the new ‘populism’ and the wider context of ‘fake news’, propaganda, hacking, […]

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January 14th, 2017|Events, Featured|2 Comments|
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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|

The Rising Tide of Social Media

With the European Broadcasting Union Polis hosted 100 social media managers from public service media organisations across Europe for a day’s workshop to talk about the challenges they face and the opportunities they have created. Polis intern Alessandro Volonté @alexvolonte reports.

Social media are fundamentally reshaping what it means to do good journalism in the public interest. After years of […]

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