Tag Archives: governance and journalism

Jun 4 2011

PERPETUAL ENGAGEMENT: The Potential And Pitfalls Of Using Social Media For Political Campaigning (A new POLIS paper)

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We live in an age where the citizen feels increasingly sceptical about and disconnected from those people who run our lives. Paradoxically, this is also an era when the communicative power of new media technologies mean that the potential for … Continue reading

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May 16 2011

Social media and democratic governance: the next decade (Wilton Park paper)

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These are the notes for a presentation I gave as part of the Wilton Park conference on ‘media, social media and democratic governance’. This has been an extraordinary period for news and also for the way that news is created … Continue reading

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May 8 2011

POLIS in Perugia: three big debates on international journalism

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You can now watch the full video of three fascinating debates that I hosted at the International Festival of Journalism at Perugia this Easter. We talked about the Death of the Foreign Correspondent, in which I argued the Devil’s Advocate … Continue reading

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Mar 8 2011

The message from Number 10: Can Downing Street ever be honest?

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Sometimes it’s good to look back a little, to see forward. So it was clever to bring together three former Number 10 communications chiefs with the BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson to discuss how best for Downing Street to deal … Continue reading

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Mar 3 2011

Sky News Saved: But What About The Bigger Picture?

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The Sky News deal is elegant in its ingenuity, but I doubt it will do enough to satisfy the critics of the full merger between Newscorp and BSkyB. Their fears were always about what Murdoch would go on to do … Continue reading

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Feb 11 2011

After Tunisia and Egypt: towards a new typology of media and networked political change

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Social media did not ’cause’ the revolutions in Tunisia or Egypt. But if I want to find out where the next uprising in the Middle East might occur, that is certainly where I would look. Social media is now a … Continue reading

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Jan 28 2011

Governing In The New Media Age: Prime Ministers meet the Web pundits (WEF at Davos)

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The only way we are going to forward the transparency agenda is if we can bring together the powerful with the new mediators. We need to put Prime Ministers and leading business folk in the same room as activists like … Continue reading

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Jan 23 2011

Are We Ignoring the Dark Side of the Internet? Evgeny Morozov at LSE (Guest blog)

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This report on a lecture at the LSE by Evgeny Morozov is by POLIS intern, Beth Lowell. From discussions of Iran’s “Twitter Revolution” to praise for Google’s decision to stop its censorship in China, the Internet is often heralded as … Continue reading

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Jan 11 2011

The Net Delusion: Evgeny Morozov

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“If it turns out that the Internet does help to stifle dissent, amplify existing inequalities in terms of access to the media, undermine representative democracy, promote mob mentality, erode privacy, and make us less informed it is not at all … Continue reading

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Dec 19 2010

What is an informed society? From Dubai to Davos

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One of the positive things to have emerged from the whole Wikileaks story is a fresh debate about the idea of an Informed Society. The President of the World Economic Forum has said he won’t invite Julian Assange to Davos … Continue reading

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