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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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    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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