Election campaigns are not just about who is going to win. Yes, the final result is all that matters in terms of power but democracy is about debate and deliberation as well as the decision. It’s a moment when we are supposed to talk to ourselves as a nation about who we are and what we want to be. […]
Fake News has upset a lot of people and caused real damage but it’s been good news for journalism analysts like me. I’ve never had more interest in a media issue than this. I’ve never been busier talking and researching a topic and its consequences.
(This article by Charlie Beckett, Polis, LSE @CharlieBeckett)
You may be sick of hearing the phrase but that […]
How can mainstream media get out of its bubble and report on what voters are really thinking? LSE student Marie Reverchon reports on French newsrooms efforts to re-connect to citizens across the country in the build-up to the vital national elections next month.
Le Monde’s #FrançaisesFrançais is a special reporting project that aims to tap into the real lives of French people. […]
There’s been a wonderful arc to the blame narrative in the wake of Donald Trump’s decisive victory in the Presidential election.
I’m talking here mainly about the reaction of liberal or progressive mainstream media. Supporters of Trump or more radical alternative media have a more simple explanation: ‘the best (or most evil) man won!’
First off it was ‘we the mainstream media are […]
You might think that there’s too much news content out there already. And it’s struggling to find a model to pay for it. But is it possible to find a way to discover fresh, quality material from ‘non-professionals’ that might satisfy a need for something different? And how could the huge potential for critical, creative journalism be harnessed while also […]