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How to create ethical & effective online social campaigning communications for development

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 […]

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An extraordinary media decade for you, me and the LSE

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 […]

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A Virtual Civil Society?

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 […]

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Periodismo, redes y la nueva política interconectada

For Spanish readers here is the beginning of an article I wrote on the new networked political journalism for Estudios de Politica Exterior. You can download the article here as a pdf Internet y la telefonía móvil han dotado a los ciudadanos de nuevas herramientas de expresión y activismo político. Desde las revueltas árabes los medios de comunicación tradicionales han […]

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An angry or informed society? (guest blog) #polis11

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 […]

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Profiting From The Web: The Ethics Of The New Media Environment

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.[1]

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Can Social Media Create a Better Society?

“Can Social Media Create a Better Society?” This was the question I was asked to answer, along with Janan Ganesh (The Economist) and Suzanne Moore (The Guardian) at a StoneClub gathering. These are the notes for my introductory remarks. So, Can Social Media Create a Better Society? My answer to this question is No. Media can’t create anything, people do.

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After Tunisia and Egypt: towards a new typology of media and networked political change

Social media did not ’cause’ the revolutions in Tunisia or Egypt. But if I want to find out where the next uprising in the Middle East might occur, that is certainly where I would look. Social media is now a useful indicator, if not predictor, of political change. And regardless of the causal relationship, social media does seem to be […]

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Clickable and swipe-able: the future of magazines

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 […]

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Data Visualisation in Davos: it’s beautiful but what’s it for?

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 […]

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January 26th, 2011|Journalism, Media|0 Comments|