Can you trust mainstream media to meet the digital challenge?

There’s a perennial air of mystery around the media-consuming habits of teenagers and young adults. Most content producers being quite a bit older, it can be hard for them to take the pulse of the youngest demographics, a task that is perhaps more dauntingly urgent than ever in today’s shifting digital landscape.

BAFTA brought together representatives from across the mainstream […]

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    Is Innovation Hurting “Good” Journalism? (Summer School guest blog)

Is Innovation Hurting “Good” Journalism? (Summer School guest blog)

Jasper Jackson, assistant editor for The Guardian’s media section, was the first guest speaker at Polis/LSE’s journalism Summer School with a talk about the driving force of innovation in journalism. Polis Summer School student Valerie Spina reports.

With the innovations of technology over the last 10 years, journalism has seen many changes: first a move to web based media, then […]


Why it matters who edits the Guardian

Imagine a north London liberal journalist version of The Apprentice. This week, four Guardian hacks (one ex-Guardian) will perform in front of their newsroom colleagues as part of  hustings to win the vote for the editorship of the Kings Place press.

It’s a classic chunk of Guardian fudge. The hustings are being organised by the NUJ and is open to all core editorial staff […]


Chinese ‘Single’s Day’ shopping going global

This article is by Polis intern and LSE MSc student Wei He.

When UK Prime Minister David Cameron visited China in April and posted a selfie of himself and Jack Ma, few in the west have heard of the colourful Chinese man or his e-commerce empire Alibaba Group.

However, a few months later, the relatively unknown (at least in the west) […]


Anonymous commenting under threat in the EU? (guest blog)

On 10 October, in what was seen as a setback for the practice of allowing anonymous comments on websites in Europe, the European Court of Human Rights upheld a national ruling in Estonia that found a news portal liable for offensive comments posted by users on its website. LSE MSc student Emma Goodman reports. The Estonia ruling referred to a […]

October 23rd, 2013|Media|0 Comments|