Periodismo, redes y la nueva política interconectada

For Spanish readers here is the beginning of an article I wrote on the new networked political journalism for Estudios de Politica Exterior. You can download the article here as a pdf Internet y la telefonía móvil han dotado a los ciudadanos de nuevas herramientas de expresión y activismo político. Desde las revueltas árabes los medios de comunicación tradicionales han […]

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POLIS Journalism Conference: Reporting The World (March 23rd) #polis12

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME – FIND LINKS TO VIDEO HERE   Here is the Polis Journalism Conference schedule – we start promptly at 9am but bear in mind it is subject to change! The topics will include debates in the main auditorium looking at journalism about Revolutions,  The Economy, Europe,  and Newspapers After Leveson. There will be parallel sessions in a second venue, […]

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POLIS in Perugia: three big debates on international journalism

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 position that we DON’T need the classic parachuting foreign correspondent from three minutes in. I was debating with Mimosa Martini (Tg5), […]

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Al Jazeera: Leading The Citizen Media Revolution

We take it for granted now, but coverage of the uprisings in the Middle East this year would hardly have happened at times without social media. Put aside the silly debate about whether Twitter ’caused’ revolution and look instead at how it helped tell the story. Perhaps most important is how social media helped inform people in the region, catalysing […]

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An Egyptian In London: Watching Revolution In My City Through Modern Media (Guest Blog)

Imagine that you are a young person stuck in London when your home city is engulfed in a revolution on the other side of the world. Your family and  friends are at the heart of a dangerous event that commands the attention of the world’s media. The Internet is swamped with frantic discussion and disturbing testimony. But can you really […]

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

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 a vital tool for democracy.  The United States government in particular has long referred to the Internet as a beacon […]

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Globalisation, media and UK communities

I have written a paper commissioned as part of JRF’s programme on Globalisation, which explores and promotes awareness of the impacts of globalisation on the UK and focuses on communities and people in poverty. It:

examines how global media has changed and its impact on low-income groups in the UK;
explains how communities in the UK benefit from and influence their […]

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Wikileaks: now that's what I call an informed society…

The timing could not have been better. I am in Dubai to lead a global council discussion on Informed Societies with some top people from journalism, public relations, social media and universities. The Wikileaks revelations of how international diplomacy really works are a live experiment in how to inform the world through networked journalism, the combination of new media technologies […]

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Not just for Christmas? How the Guardian tried to change development reporting

This report by Polis intern Aivory Gaw People are inherently self-interested.  But with this self-interest comes the occasional need for altruistic action.  Arise, Christmas charities where media outlets do their once a year act of humanitarian service that attracts people to donate to causes around the world.  However, the problem is, this kind of service occurs just once a year.  People donate money without really knowing where the funding goes or how […]

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International News – it's connection not quantity that counts

A new research study out today tells us something we already knew: that international coverage in UK newspapers is declining. We know why. Market forces, cost-cutting and a lack of interest on the part of owners in the public value of international news in mass media. We also know, as the report acknowledges, that newspapers are not the main source […]

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