Tag Archives: new media

Apr 11 2014

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

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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 … Continue reading

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Jun 11 2013

An extraordinary media decade for you, me and the LSE

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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 … Continue reading

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Jun 16 2011

A Virtual Civil Society?

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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 … Continue reading

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Jun 15 2011

Periodismo, redes y la nueva política interconectada

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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 … Continue reading

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Jun 13 2011

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

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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 … Continue reading

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May 22 2011

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

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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 … Continue reading

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Mar 15 2011

Can Social Media Create a Better Society?

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“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, … Continue reading

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Feb 11 2011

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

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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 … Continue reading

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Feb 6 2011

Clickable and swipe-able: the future of magazines

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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 … Continue reading

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Jan 26 2011

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

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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? … Continue reading

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