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    This is what I said about the future of news in 2009 – you fools, why didn’t you listen??!!

This is what I said about the future of news in 2009 – you fools, why didn’t you listen??!!

This week I am hosting a workshop with some Swedish newspaper editors, so I thought I would go back to a talk I gave in Stockholm in 2009 to see whether they should bother listening to my predictions for their business in 2016. Here are the rough notes I made for that talk. Judge for yourself. On some of […]

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Telling the Human Story: A Polis Film

In this short film Telling the Human Story: Reporting Refugees from Lebanon by LSE MSc student Joelle Eid, journalists based in Lebanon talk about how they covered the story of the Syrian refugee crisis from the place it all started and where it continues. They provide insight into the challenges and inspiration they found trying to convey the complexity and […]

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    Moroccan media: Between change and status quo – new research report

Moroccan media: Between change and status quo – new research report

LSE Middle East Centre researcher Fatima el Issawi has just completed a report on the state of the Moroccan news media in the wake of the so-called Arab Spring. It aims to give voice to Moroccan journalists to tell their unique story of coping with a complex process of political and media reform: change or status Quo?

In the days […]

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Listen: Journalism and Crisis 21 April 2016

Reporting Refugees 
Rossalyn Warren (Buzzfeed), Clarissa Ward (CNN), Kareem Shaheen (Guardian), Milene Larsson (Vice), Anna Masera (La Stampa) and Charlie Beckett (LSE)

Reporting Terror
Sunny Hundal, Rohit Kachroo (ITV), Secunder Kermani (BBC), Lucy Williamson (BBC), Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (Independent) and Charlie Beckett (LSE)

Competing for Compassion? Journalists and NGOs communicating crisis.
Glenda Cooper (Chair), Greg Barrow (WFP), Polly Markandya (MSF) and Monika Kalcsics (ORF Radio)

Between […]

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April 28th, 2016|Featured, Podcasts|0 Comments|

Reporting Crisis: let’s do it better

This is my introductory speech to the seventh Polis annual journalism conference on 21/4/16: Reporting Crisis. The conference website is here

Our theme today is Reporting Crisis.

And it sometimes feels that we live in a world of permanent crises.

This year the UK news agenda has been dominated by:

A mass forced migration sweeping across borders
A terror movement spawned out of […]

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