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    Fake news comes late to Ireland, but the country is still unprepared

Fake news comes late to Ireland, but the country is still unprepared

This article is by LSE MSc student Jack Marks 

Ireland has largely been spared the “Fake News” epidemic that wreaks havoc in its counterparts to its East and West. The upcoming Abortion referendum has changed that.

In seven weeks time, Ireland goes to the polls in a referendum to legalise abortion. The Irish Constitution was amended in 1983 by popular referendum […]

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    Cambridge Analytica: a symptom of a deeper malaise in the persuasion industry

Cambridge Analytica: a symptom of a deeper malaise in the persuasion industry

Is the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica a one-off event or does it represent a much wider problem across the ‘promotional’ industries such as public relations, marketing and campaigning? Lee Edwards, Associate Professor at the LSE Media and Communications Department argues that there is a growing ethical problem that threatens democracy.

Recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica’s strategies and tactics have caused shock and outrage, […]

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    Something ‘sacred’: Has Macron created a new political media strategy?

Something ‘sacred’: Has Macron created a new political media strategy?

This article is by LSE MSc student Claudia Cohen.

In the aftermath of the French presidential election, many people said that the mainstream media’s positive narrative around Macron’s personality helped him win. It was implied that the two were involved in a mutually beneficial relationship: he won power, they had an exciting story. Now, several months after the election, this […]

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    Against cosmopolitanism: why should journalism cover distant suffering?

Against cosmopolitanism: why should journalism cover distant suffering?

The Western mainstream news media is constantly accused of failing to cover the problems of less powerful or wealthy parts of the world. Is this fair?

One of the things I was most proud of as a reporter in my first job on the Croydon Comet, the kind of advertising free-sheet that people use to line their cat-litter tray, was to […]

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    Nine media trends changing our complex and unstable public sphere

Nine media trends changing our complex and unstable public sphere

As political journalists are only too aware, we are in an age where the act of prediction is struggling to cope with a complex, unstable, diverse world. This is especially true of news media and information structures because they are going through profound and rapid change. We can look to the past for some models of media disruption. Timothy Wu’s MasterSwitch […]

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