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    Journalism is a childish practice: the future of news is Hot Tub Time Machine Part Two

Journalism is a childish practice: the future of news is Hot Tub Time Machine Part Two

Journalism is essentially an immature craft. The output is inevitably provisional, incomplete and less accurate, complex and objective than the reality it seeks to portray. It must always resort to simplification and formula. Like a child it demands attention and revels in its own power, even if that is mainly the ability to entertain. Of course, some journalists are more […]

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    Ethics will be as central as economics to the future of the news industry

Ethics will be as central as economics to the future of the news industry

This article by Charlie Beckett was originally posted on the LSE Business Review Blog

I do not know of any industry that has been through such an existential crisis as journalism has in the last decade or so. I spent over 20 years working in news and current affairs before joining the LSE nine years ago where my research has […]

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    The separation of knowledge and the concentration of power – what role can the media play today?

The separation of knowledge and the concentration of power – what role can the media play today?

This article is by Polis Summer School student Alessandra Bocchi 
‘Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed nonage. Nonage is the inability to use one’s own understanding without another’s guidance. This nonage is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one’s own mind without another’s guidance. Dare to know! (Sapere […]

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    How journalism is turning emotional and what that might mean for news

How journalism is turning emotional and what that might mean for news

This blog is based on a talk Charlie Beckett gave at the 2015 British Science Festival in Bradford.

 

As journalism and society changes emotion is becoming a much more important dynamic in how news is produced and consumed. I would argue that this is redefining the classic idea of journalistic objectivity, indeed, it is reshaping the idea of news itself. That matters […]

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    Politics, the Public and the Media: Research on Journalism and Democracy

Politics, the Public and the Media: Research on Journalism and Democracy

LSE MSc student Emma Archbold on the ‘New Research on Journalism and Democracy’ session from the Polis 2015 Conference, 27 March 2015. 

Speakers: Dr. Nick Anstead (Chair), Ruth Garland, Olivier Driessens and Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde

As one of the final lectures at this year’s Polis Conference, the discussion on new research gave an insight into how research on the relationship between the media, politics and the […]

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