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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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Never mind fake news, this was the fake politics election

The 2015 election was a mirage. The country thought it was choosing between the Tories and a coalition of Labour and the SNP because of misleading polls. This election is even more of a sham.

Bizarrely, the two main parties have not been fighting to win a General Election. They have been competing for victory over their own MPs.

Theresa May’s […]

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    The Marvelous Clouds: Towards A Philosophy of Elemental Media (book review)

The Marvelous Clouds: Towards A Philosophy of Elemental Media (book review)

The Marvelous Clouds: Towards A Philosophy of Elemental Media

By John Durham Peters

(4th Estate)

 
“I get all the news I need from the weather report”
(Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel: Only Living Boy In New York)
Media is now environmental, like the air we breathe. It’s a ubiquitous and vital fact of contemporary life, like the water from our taps. It is a […]

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A Golden Carnival in the Golden Era?

This article is by LSE MSc student Zhiyi Li

Earlier this month, the UK had the first state visit by a Chinese President in ten years.   Xi Jinping or “Big Daddy Xi”met UK royals and politicians, visiting universities and enterprises, even enjoying  fish and chips in a pub. Both British media and Chinese media gave huge coverage to the event and mass media, online news […]

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Women in the Media: who shapes what?

This article is by Polis Summer School student Farah Hesdin (@farahhesdin)

Who did I turn to in my search for news as I freshly arrived to the UK? The BBC, of course. An instinctive choice almost, I started tuning in the BBC News Channel for my daily news digest.

Shock.

What immediately struck me, coming from a place where Lebanese television was my main […]

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