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LISTEN: News Impact Summit 2015 podcasts

On Friday 5 June 2015, the fifth edition of the News Impact Summit was held here at LSE, organised by the European Journalism Centre, Google News Labs, and Polis.

The theme for the conference was “The Social Impact of Digital Storytelling”, and shed light on how digital age journalism plays a role in social impact, whether during the elections, natural disasters, […]

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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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Polis Lunchtime Talks, Lent Term 2015 – Podcasts

Throughout the term, Polis hosted a brilliant range of media practitioners on Wednesday lunchtimes to discuss their roles and experiences of the sector. Catch up with the podcasts in this post.

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    This election will be complex, simple, social. So how do we cover it? Polis Conference preview #Polis2015

This election will be complex, simple, social. So how do we cover it? Polis Conference preview #Polis2015

This year’s UK election is going to be one of the hardest elections to report for decades, and yet for some journalists it could also be the easiest. Either way, it’s going to be a fascinating story to cover. The BBC has published its guidance for coverage of the campaign which reflects in some detail how complicated it could […]

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A reflection on ‘Great Britain’ (guest blog)

LSE student Ross Longton looks at the on-going challenge to find an ethical balance between the police and the media.

Outside, the banner of a West-End theatre states: ‘Press. Police. Politics’. Inside, the London Metropolitan Police is portrayed as a venal and imbecilic organisation rendered helpless by ambitious journalists.

Although the play, ‘Great Britain’, is satirical, the reality is, the proximity between […]

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