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    Don’t (just) blame the news media for this mess of a campaign

Don’t (just) blame the news media for this mess of a campaign

The EU referendum is putting an historic choice before the British people: but how well has the UK’s news media done in staging the debate and informing the public?

No one can say that the media has not given us enough debate or information to help voters make up their minds. For months, the air waves have been buzzing with […]

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Liberalism Trumped. It’s time to listen to the angry mob.

By Charlie Beckett

What I find fascinating about the rise of Donald Trump is not what it says about the US Right, but what it tells us about the liberal/Left’s idealism about democracy.

A similar syndrome is at work in pro-EU elite reaction to the surprisingly strong support for Euroscepticism. It’s not just an anti-right wing thing either. Perhaps the horror of […]

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    That VICE Corbyn film: beware your friends in the media – especially if you are paranoid and incompetent

That VICE Corbyn film: beware your friends in the media – especially if you are paranoid and incompetent

Critics of Jeremy Corbyn have understandably leapt upon the evidence of the VICE News fly-on-the-wall film about the Labour leader as providing yet more evidence of his team’s internal divisions and incompetence. But people have missed that this is also an adroit piece of documentary-making that uses VICE’s stylistic informality to give us some very effective political journalism.

VICE’s Ben Ferguson […]

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12 May- Join us for the News Impact Summit

Join us at the News Impact Summit on Thursday 12 May in London for FREE!

On Thursday 12 May, the twelfth News Impact Summit (#NISLON) will be held in London, UK. The event will focus on the theme “Trolls, Corruption, Falsehood: Reporting ‘Truth’ in the Digital Age”. Our full-day programme will cover a wide range of topics such as:

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    “Beyond 140 Characters”: A Tow Center project about the forces that shape journalists’ strategic Twitter engagement

“Beyond 140 Characters”: A Tow Center project about the forces that shape journalists’ strategic Twitter engagement

Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde is a Fellow at Tow Center for Digital Journalism and a PhD candidate in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE

This blog was originally written for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism

“Beyond 140 Characters”: A Tow Center project about the forces that shape journalists’ strategic Twitter engagement

In 2009, The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi wrote a feature for the […]

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