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    Truth, Trust and Technology: finding a new agenda for public information

Truth, Trust and Technology: finding a new agenda for public information

 

‘Fake news’ is now a global issue but what’s really at stake? In this article based on his speech to the Asian Journalism Fellowship conference in Singapore,  Charlie Beckett calls for a wider debate about journalism, truth and trust.

‘Fake news’ is a real problem: the viral hoaxes created for profit or political disruption, the hyper-partisan distortion, and malicious misinformation. […]

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    A decade of disruption brings digital downsides and the hope of more honest journalism

A decade of disruption brings digital downsides and the hope of more honest journalism

It’s that time when we look back over the last year, but in this article by the veteran Swedish Journalist Ove Joanson, (who has edited newspapers and run the Swedish public service broadcaster, and was a former chair of the European Journalism Centre) looks back at a decade of journalism change.

The digital shift and the challenges it poses constitute a […]

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December 15th, 2016|Featured, Journalism|0 Comments|

Public Relations is not the Devil After All

Johanna Quinney reflects on a visit by Ed Amory of freuds Communications for the October #PolisTalks

Johanna is a 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

The practice of public relations is suffering from a public relations crisis. The […]

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    The separation of knowledge and the concentration of power – what role can the media play today?

The separation of knowledge and the concentration of power – what role can the media play today?

This article is by Polis Summer School student Alessandra Bocchi 
‘Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed nonage. Nonage is the inability to use one’s own understanding without another’s guidance. This nonage is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one’s own mind without another’s guidance. Dare to know! (Sapere […]

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September 14th, 2015|Student Blogs|0 Comments|

Margaret Thatcher: how she reshaped politics and political communications

Two great quotes from veteran journalists of the Thatcher era: Max Hastings: ‘I went in to ask awkward questions and came out feeling like I’d been hit by a truck’ Elinor Goodman: ‘She used her eyebrows as quotation marks in case you didn’t know what the soundbite was’ Margaret Thatcher was the dominant figure in the period of British politics after […]

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