Tag Archives: Online

Oct 23 2013

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

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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 … Continue reading

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Mar 5 2013

What Good Is Twitter? (for public service journalism?) New Polis Report

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How can journalists working in public service newsrooms use social media to improve the quality of their work? Polis has a new report out by EBU Fellow Nadja Hahn that asks, What Use Is Twitter? This research paper is a … Continue reading

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Jan 28 2013

Why social media is good for medicine and why pharmaceutical companies should engage online

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There’s nothing more important than our health, but should we trust the Internet when we seek information on medicines? In advance of a free public Polis seminar on social media and pharmaceuticals this Thursday Katherine Relle describes her new research looking at … Continue reading

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Oct 22 2012

Contentious politics, stratified society and the elusive public: myths and reality of Chinese media (guest blog)

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In China there there are vast amounts of people online, the Government has control but social media is changing politics. That’s the consensus view but in this article, LSE’s Bingchun Meng tackles what she sees as some of the misunderstandings … Continue reading

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Oct 18 2012

Top German Broadcaster Gets Integrated

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Last week, I described the new multimedia newsroom of the BBC. But the BBC is not alone in Europe merging TV, radio and online. Bavarian Broadcaster “Bayerischer Rundfunk” is following suit. (This article by Nadja Hahn, EBU Research Fellow)

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Sep 5 2012

What is the value of social media to public service journalism? New research project

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We all know that using social media like Twitter and having online platforms such as blogs can enhance our journalism. But what if you have a particular public service brief, for example, working for a public service broadcaster? In some … Continue reading

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Jan 19 2012

Is Comment Free? New Polis research report on the moderation of online news

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Why do we moderate websites? If you are Paul Staines who runs the hugely popular Guido Fawkes website then you interfere as little as possible. If you are The Guardian, for example, you have a whole team dedicated to editing comments. As a reader … Continue reading

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Dec 2 2011

How to judge sentiment in online marketing

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  How can we understand consumers’ use of social media? How is social media marketing changing with increasing online participation? And what role can social science research play in all this?

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Nov 7 2011

It’s time to pay for newspapers and here’s how says New York Times boss (guest blog)

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Other quality newspapers like The Guardian could choose to adopt a digital subscription plan similar to The New York Times for two reasons, according to Arthur  Sulzberger chairman and publisher of the Times, speaking at Polis/LSE. This report by Polis Intern April Simpson. Core customers are … Continue reading

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