Tag Archives: Journalism studies

Mar 30 2011

‘Like ticket touts at Stamford Bridge’ LSE’s Howard Davies on Journalists

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Technically, Howard Davies was my boss at the LSE until he resigned over the donation from Libya. Along with that he can also be accused of having created POLIS, the journalism think-tank that I run. Therefore, I have more than … Continue reading

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Nov 20 2010

Media and social solidarity: Vienna part II

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So should we worry if traditional journalism is in decline? Does it matter for democracy? Our transatlantic conversation now turned to the political impact of media change. Paolo Mancini of Perugia University reminded us that they idea of media as … Continue reading

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Oct 8 2010

Aleks Krotoski: online community – myth, menace and meaning

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Our online world is frequently celebrated for its ability to make our offline world smaller. It is lauded for encouraging us to bump up against opposing view points. It even gives us the potential for regime change through the  motivation of … Continue reading

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Jul 9 2010

Alternative Media Is An Alternative (guest blog)

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How do you define Alternative Media in an age when the Internet provides so many alternatives? Hyper-local blog expert Will Perrin came to Polis Summer School to join in a day of debate on that subject. This was the response … Continue reading

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Jun 18 2010

Henry V & The Internet

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I work in a modern tower block office in an alley where an Internet was invented in the 15th century. Let me explain. After about 1422 Henry V started writing his letters in English instead of Latin. These were the … Continue reading

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Apr 21 2010

Social Networks and Journalism: a 5 minute interview

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This is a five minute email interview I did for Alix Abi-Aad, a journalism student at Leeds Trinity. I do quite a lot of these so I thought it was worth posting one for a change. Kinda practicing the preaching. … Continue reading

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Nov 14 2009

Future of journalism: some principles and predictions (Polis in Stockholm Pt 3)

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I gave a talk to the Swedish Journalism Fund’s 40th anniversary conference on the Next Five Years for journalism. They seemed to have a better idea than I did of what’s coming next, but here are some extracts from my … Continue reading

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Oct 31 2009

Journalism Education In A Networked World (Polis in Shanghai)

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    This is the text of a speech to a gathering of global journalism education leaders at the 80th anniversary conference of Fudan University, Shanghai. JOURNALISM EDUCATION FOR A NETWORKED MEDIA We are at a critical moment in the … Continue reading

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Oct 19 2009

The news from Iran: new research on how the Internet connected to the world media

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Jul 24 2009

Best books for hacks – vote for the 8 tomes every journalist should read

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I have a pathological aversion to best-of lists, except, of course, when I am on one.  An American University has compiled a long list of the finest works on journalism that they suggest are required reading for budding and practicising … Continue reading

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