Journalism

The Tatler Guide to a successful Magazine Journalism Career

The Tatler Guide to Good Journalism

Tatler’s features editor Sophia Money-Coutts joined Polis in this week’s Media Agenda Talk. The former LSE student, despite being admittedly terrified of public speaking, gave an entertaining and insightful speech into the various different worlds of journalism. It would be easy to focus on the glamorous lives of the aristocracy that colour the pages […]

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Tatler’s Sophia Money-Coutts at LSE: a recap on Twitter

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    9th December Media Agenda Talk: Sophia Money-Coutts from Tatler

9th December Media Agenda Talk: Sophia Money-Coutts from Tatler

The 2014 Media Agenda Talks are coming to an end and this year’s final speaker is Sophia Money-Coutts, Features Editor at Tatler magazine.

For those of you who have never picked up a Tatler magazine before, the BBC is currently running a three part series on the magazine called Posh People. You can read about the series here and watch episodes […]

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Truth-Telling and Story-Selling

Polis Intern and LSE MSc student Emma Archbold reports on the latest Polis Lunchtime Talk featuring Paul Eastham, the former Deputy Political Editor at the Daily Mail.

During his time at the Daily Mail, Paul Eastham admits it was “very hard to tell the truth.”

Paul Eastham gave us an insight into the world of political journalism and his personal struggle […]

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An anti-fake counter-attack in the propaganda war

Polis Interns and LSE MSc students Bani Bains and Pressiana Naydenova report on the first Polis Lunchtime Talk featuring Yevhen Fedchenko, cofounder of the StopFake news website.

In many ways Yevhen Fedchenko’s talk on Russian government–sponsored propaganda about Ukraine felt like an exposé. It was essentially a critique of both the readiness with which some Western media accepted pre-packaged information […]

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Journalism in action- my experience as a Huffington Post Intern

This is a guest post by LSE student and Bernard Levin Award* Winner Natasha Valladares. Part of her prize was an internship at the Huffington Post. Was it a traffic chasing content sweatshop or the cutting edge of the digital editorial revolution?

The Huffington Post UK claims to represent everything that’s current and progressive about journalism today. But while the […]

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    The Guardian as an open, digital and global newspaper (guest blog)

The Guardian as an open, digital and global newspaper (guest blog)

Polis Intern John Ray reports on the latest Polis Media Agenda Talk featuring Andrew Miller, CEO of the Guardian Media Group. Read the full text here

Andrew Miller’s technological panacea is “open”, the Swiss Army knife of new media solutions. He uses the term as a core value, a type of dialogue, a form of journalism, a content creation strategy, […]

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    Media intimacy: Are we ready to challenge the ubiquitous digital world?

Media intimacy: Are we ready to challenge the ubiquitous digital world?

Are we too attached to technology and our mobile devices? MSc student Jessica Di Paolo reports on the first Media Agenda Talk by internet technologist Ben Hammersley on the future of media in an age of ever-advancing technology.

The statistics are alarming. According to a group of researchers at Harvard, says Ben Hammersley, 95% of people who own a smartphone […]

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    The Generation Game: signs of hope as news media industry change matures?

The Generation Game: signs of hope as news media industry change matures?

New media is now old. This year, the internet celebrates its 45th birthday, while online news in the UK has reached adulthood. Any publishing strategy needs to understand that we are now in a ‘three generations in one’ news industry. There
are still the legacy products like ‘dead tree’ newspapers and analogue broadcast but there is also the content re-versioned […]

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    An introduction to Voting Advice Applications (VAA) and their potential influence and effects

An introduction to Voting Advice Applications (VAA) and their potential influence and effects

Introduction by Charlie Beckett, Director, Polis, LSE

Voting Advice Applications are digital devices that try to help citizens think about how they might decide to vote in an election. They might be websites, apps or any other online format that you could access via a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile connected device. They are a niche digital product but they […]

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