How do you campaign for a cause in an age when there is so much competition for people’s attention and when the challenge is to get people to do more than click their support? It’s vital that anyone doing advocacy – especially online – understands the wider media context and the specific conditions of digital networks. This article was written […]
I am currently Head of the Department of Media and Communications at the LSE that celebrates its tenth anniversary on June 16th with a conference on “New Trajectories In Media and Communications Research”. These are my thoughts on those remarkable ten media years when I myself have changed my career from being a traditional journalist editing a TV news programme to a Twitter-driven professor […]
If you walk down the corridors of most development organisations you will see the words ‘civil society’ on many of the name-plates screwed to the office doors. Comforting words engraved on nice solid plaques. But what does it mean? This is not an academic debate. I used to think that civil society meant all the non-commercial, non-governmental organisations that live […]
This blog by Mariam Cook reflects on the debate about an Informed Society at our Media and Power Journalism Conference. Embracing the angry society needs people. Lots of us. If our political establishments are locked into restrictive, exclusive modes of discourse, how can this generation of communications professionals help publics smash into it? This is the natural question for me […]
These are my notes from a talk given to the Web Science Conference, ‘Profiting From the New Web’ on Monday May 23rd, 2011 at the Royal Society. You can see the slides here. I want to start by saying that yes, everybody and every Company is now a media company. We all create and consume media. Media is now environmental.
The magazine industry is facing a unique crossroads with the development of tablet technologies like the iPad. The Internet and its unlimited flow of information means that the articles people read in magazines are now in abundance online. If the Internet can do what a magazine does, and better, what is the point of a magazine? ` In 2009, Editor in Chief […]
The combination of a new flood of open data combined with cheap, clever, open source tools means that we can visualise information in beautiful and compelling ways that was not possible before. But what’s it for and where is it going? Adam Blyof Seed Media gave a great presentation at a session on designing a new reality at the World Economic Forum […]