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Election Watch: Media Notes on #GE2015

Reporting The Election – an historic moment for the media and politics 28.3.15

I deliberately didn’t take detailed notes during our conference on journalism and elections because I wanted to pay attention and get a broader impression of the arguments. We will have video up online later but search the #polis2015 hashtag and you will see there was a vast […]

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    Should broadcasters credit newspapers when they follow up on their scoops?

Should broadcasters credit newspapers when they follow up on their scoops?

The Times had this ‘world exclusive’ today. It’s a cracking story. It seems the British Museum think it’s ok to loan the Parthenon Marbles to Putin’s Russia, but won’t consider letting the Greeks have them back.

Very sensibly the BBC followed up on the story. In fact they led with it on their flagship morning radio news show, the Today […]

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    Ed Miliband’s problem with the Sun (and the working classes in general)

Ed Miliband’s problem with the Sun (and the working classes in general)

Remember Brave Ed standing up to Rupert Murdoch after the phone-hacking scandal burst into the open? He quite rightly earned credit back in 2011 for cutting the cord that had previously bound UK politicians, including Labour leaders (like his own former bosses Tony Blair and Gordon Brown) to Britain’s most politically-interfering proprietor.

 

Surely, the shadow cast by Sun must be […]

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    “Global News Media: The Next Horizon” speech by Guardian CEO Andrew Miller – text now available

“Global News Media: The Next Horizon” speech by Guardian CEO Andrew Miller – text now available

The Guardian’s CEO Andrew Miller has given a lecture at Polis LSE – you can read a full text of speech here

Media coverage of the event:

Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/guardian-media-group-ceo-andrew-miller-lse-polis-lecture-2014-10

The Drum: http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/10/23/guardian-ceo-andrew-miller-calls-tech-juggernauts-twitter-and-google-take-editorial

http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/10/24/bbc-rebuts-guardian-chief-s-claim-it-monopolises-digital-expense-commercial-news

The Times: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/medianews/article4246017.ece

Newspaper chief attacks BBC’s global ambition The Times, 24/10/2014, p.29, Alex Spence do not enjoy its public funding. “In our fast-changing industry, the time has come to address […]

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Do the media control our minds?

This graph, from the publishers of Owen Jones’ book about the Establishment very clearly illustrates how biased British newspapers have brainwashed Britons into adopting right-wing beliefs that don’t match reality. Or does it?

Jones makes an argument that is shared across much of the political spectrum. There are even conservatives, who supposedly benefit from this, who make the same claim. But […]

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