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    Challenge yourself: from PositionDial self-discovery to Election engagement

Challenge yourself: from PositionDial self-discovery to Election engagement

This article is written by Mariam Cook, founder of PositionDial. She was a speaker at Polis 2014 and also gave a Lunchtime Talk in Michaelmas 2014, a student review of which can be seen here.

PositionDial is a new way of working out your political position, keeping up to date with news and views from all sides, and seeing who […]

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A big moment for the BBC but not quite yet

BBC boss Tony Hall has outlined his vision of the BBC’s future including the idea of everyone having a personalised platform of BBC content, partly in response to the Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport which has published its report on the future of the most important news media organisation in the UK – the BBC. It’s a journalistic and […]

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    This election will be complex, simple, social. So how do we cover it? Polis Conference preview #Polis2015

This election will be complex, simple, social. So how do we cover it? Polis Conference preview #Polis2015

This year’s UK election is going to be one of the hardest elections to report for decades, and yet for some journalists it could also be the easiest. Either way, it’s going to be a fascinating story to cover. The BBC has published its guidance for coverage of the campaign which reflects in some detail how complicated it could […]

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The party’s started too early

In academic political communications studies there is this idea of the ‘informed society’.  I even once chaired a World Economic Working Group devoted to realising it. It suggests that given enough time and media resource you can make sure that voters have all the facts and arguments to make considered, evidence-based judgements when they make their choice at an election. And so rational […]

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Sexism, ice cream, and Renzi’s “no comment strategy”

This article is by Polis Intern and LSE student Jessica Di Paolo.

Inevitably, it’s been labelled ‘gelatogate’. On Twitter, women and men posted pictures of themselves eating ice creams and featuring signs reading: “I know how to do it, too.” It looks like an ironic ice cream advertising campaign, but this is gender politics, Italian style.

“She knows how to work […]

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