Guest bloggers

Four steps to success in a humanitarian appeal

Some people are exhausted by messages they receive from humanitarian NGOs. Many have become desensitized to images of distant suffering and repeated appeals for help. But, ultimately, people want to do good. So what can humanitarian NGOs do to better open the public’s hearts, minds—and pockets? Polis hosted a panel debate on this topic at LSE in partnership with Plan […]

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November 15th, 2011|Development|2 Comments|

Investigative journalism and human rights: a Polis seminar report

In the networked journalism age there is a lot that the news media can learn from other organisations that have expertise in investigating the kind of stories that we should be covering. Polis teamed up with the Centre for Investigative Journalism to put on a special seminar with Anthea Lawson and Robert Palmer from Global Witness to explain how to […]

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October 25th, 2011|Journalism|1 Comment|

Should students do social media with teachers? (guest blog)

Professors and lecturers are finally starting to use social media as a teaching tool – it seems particularly relevant for a Media and Communications Department. But what are the limits on the use of social media relationships between staff and students? Here’s the student view from Polis intern Vanessa Gottlieb. When I signed up for Twitter I never expected to be […]

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October 18th, 2011|Media|3 Comments|

Should charities be allowed ‘political’ advertising on TV?

Is the ban on political broadcast adverts preventing people from doing good? Was Bono’s latest celebrity-filled advertisement, released by his charity, a political act or merely an effort to draw attention to famine in East Africa? Polis intern April Simpson reports.

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October 9th, 2011|Media|0 Comments|

After the News of the World admit hacking Milly Dowler’s Phone We Need A Media Commission – Not Self-Regulation

This article by Damian Tambini appeared first on the LSE Media Policy Blog

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July 5th, 2011|Journalism|2 Comments|