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    2018 is a critical year for media policy, make sure you are part of the debate #LSEt3

2018 is a critical year for media policy, make sure you are part of the debate #LSEt3

Comedy and think-tanks have one thing in common: the secret to success is…

wait for it…

timing.

So I am very excited by the fact that the LSE Media Policy Project with LSE’s journalism think-tank Polis are running an LSE Commission into Truth, Trust and Technology (T3) at the same time as politicians, news organisations, technology companies and a whole bunch of activists, […]

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    Dealing with the disinformation dilemmas: a new agenda for news media

Dealing with the disinformation dilemmas: a new agenda for news media

This is the slightly revised text of an article by Professor Charlie Beckett, director of the LSE’s Truth, Trust and Technology Commission published by the Media Asia journal. It is based on a speech to the Asia Journalism Forum conference on Reporting Facts and the Future of Journalism, Singapore, 17–18 August 2017. You can view a video of the speech, […]

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    Filling the Void: How to Talk to an Audience that Doesn’t Want to Listen

Filling the Void: How to Talk to an Audience that Doesn’t Want to Listen

This article is by LSE MSc student Jack Marks

What is the role that emotions play in the use, and misuse, of social media? According to journalist, lecturer and author Marcus Gilroy-Ware, much of the excessive use of social media is compulsive, automatic, and a result of hedonic, emotional relationship we have with social media.

In a talk at LSE, Gilroy-Ware […]

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    Towards an emotionally networked journalism (long read version)

Towards an emotionally networked journalism (long read version)

Traditionally in journalism  ‘objectivity’ has been seen as superior to ‘subjectivity’. But with the growth of social, journalism is turning more emotional. I’ve long advocated a more ‘networked’ journalism but in the face of recent panics about fake and hyper-partisan news do we now need a way of talking about the world that properly blends human interest with factual […]

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Journalism’s new mission: understanding the human

There is a bias in journalism. Not against any particular party or point of view – it is a bias against understanding. Sound familiar? It is from John Birt’s seminal article in The Times in 1975. He was talking about television’s ‘mission to explain’.  I would argue that journalism today is working hard on explaining, but what it really […]

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