Polis Events

Phone-hacking: the public debate: links to audio and video podcasts

You can view video of this debate here

You can listen to an audio podcast here

The furore around the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World has raised wider issues such as regulation and standards of British newspaper journalism. So we held a debate about it.

“Phone-hacking: is it time to get tough on the press?”

Speakers were:

Chair: Charlie Beckett (Polis) David Aaronovitch (Times), […]


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 […]


After WikiLeaks: Lessons For Journalism (guest blog)

Some reflections on our After Wikileaks panel discussion at the POLIS Journalism Conference: Media & Power By Svenja Ziegert The “After WikiLeaks” panel discussion at the Polis Journalism Conference was inspiring in many ways. Firstly, because it dealt with questions of journalistic challenges that have resulted from the information leaks. And secondly, because it became clear that the value of […]


POLIS Journalism Conference: Reporting The World (March 23rd) #polis12

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME – FIND LINKS TO VIDEO HERE   Here is the Polis Journalism Conference schedule – we start promptly at 9am but bear in mind it is subject to change! The topics will include debates in the main auditorium looking at journalism about Revolutions,  The Economy, Europe,  and Newspapers After Leveson. There will be parallel sessions in a second venue, […]


PERPETUAL ENGAGEMENT: The Potential And Pitfalls Of Using Social Media For Political Campaigning (A new POLIS paper)

We live in an age where the citizen feels increasingly sceptical about and disconnected from those people who run our lives. Paradoxically, this is also an era when the communicative power of new media technologies mean that the potential for interaction between voter and politicians has never been greater. In this new POLIS report, to be launched at our Media […]