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Reporting Crisis: let’s do it better

This is my introductory speech to the seventh Polis annual journalism conference on 21/4/16: Reporting Crisis. The conference website is here

Our theme today is Reporting Crisis.

And it sometimes feels that we live in a world of permanent crises.

This year the UK news agenda has been dominated by:

A mass forced migration sweeping across borders
A terror movement spawned out of […]

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A Golden Carnival in the Golden Era?

This article is by LSE MSc student Zhiyi Li

Earlier this month, the UK had the first state visit by a Chinese President in ten years.   Xi Jinping or “Big Daddy Xi”met UK royals and politicians, visiting universities and enterprises, even enjoying  fish and chips in a pub. Both British media and Chinese media gave huge coverage to the event and mass media, online news […]

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Prime Minister of “Sexy”

Johanna Quinney is an MSc Student in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. She previously served as the Spokesperson and Press Secretary for Canada’s Ministers’ of National Defence and Foreign Affairs. @Johanna_Quinney

 

Last week, the tides of political change swept through Canada and the country elected Justin Trudeau as its new Prime Minister. Trudeau’s win was historic. He led […]

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Efficiency in Branding: what are the paradigms?

Flavy Sen Sharma is an MSc. Global Politics student in the Department of Government at LSE. She previously worked with a think tank in India with a focus on economic research. Here she reflects on a talk given by Giles Hedger of Leo Burnett Communications. #PolisTalks

 

With the idea of ‘brand loyalty’ becoming an increasingly slippery term, many companies might think that […]

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Engaging the reader: Vox.com

Jessica Di Paolo on the “Engagement Through Data For Better Storytelling” workshop led by Allison Rockey of Vox, at the News Impact Summit, held at LSE on 5 June 2015, organised by the European Journalism Centre (EJC), the Google News Lab, and Polis.

“Journalists are more than writers. They are researchers; they must learn to use new technological tools to make news visually attractive. […]

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