Tag Archives: Reporting politics

May 30 2012

Blair: Lessons from Leveson – ‘It’s a waste of time” (Part Two)

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If you accept the premise that there’s something wrong with the balance of power between politicians and media what do you do about it? This was what Lord Leveson asked former Prime Minister Tony Blair at the end of his … Continue reading

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Jun 25 2011

WikiLeaks As Journalism

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This is another small clip from an early draft of a book I am writing about the significance of WikiLeaks. To be published by Polity in the autumn: In this early phase we see how WikiLeaks is constantly evolving away … Continue reading

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Jun 19 2011

WikiLeaks and the threat of the new news

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I am rushing to finish a book on the significance of WikiLeaks and the emergence of more networked political journalism. I am not writing this as a wiki-type project but, just for fun, here is a random lump of an … Continue reading

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Jun 15 2011

Periodismo, redes y la nueva política interconectada

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For Spanish readers here is the beginning of an article I wrote on the new networked political journalism for Estudios de Politica Exterior. You can download the article here as a pdf Internet y la telefonía móvil han dotado a … Continue reading

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Jun 4 2011

PERPETUAL ENGAGEMENT: The Potential And Pitfalls Of Using Social Media For Political Campaigning (A new POLIS paper)

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We live in an age where the citizen feels increasingly sceptical about and disconnected from those people who run our lives. Paradoxically, this is also an era when the communicative power of new media technologies mean that the potential for … Continue reading

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May 6 2011

Another election where (most) politicians failed to lead or connect

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Elections are a wonderful way to tell us what we already know from opinion polls. Campaigns rarely shift the public perception, even during a referendum on a single issue. But these latest British votes seem to say something important, I think, … Continue reading

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Mar 26 2011

Don’t blame the media if your demo doesn’t work

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Should you blame the media if your demo doesn’t work? Look at it from the journalist’s point of view for a second. There are three big dilemmas in reporting any major demonstration where there is violence.

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Mar 25 2011

Why Is HuffPo Coming Here?

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Is the launch of a UK Huffington Post a serious venture, or is this just a half-hearted attempt to turn AOL’s latest acquisition into a global franchise? On the face of it there isn’t much going for the idea. The … Continue reading

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Mar 8 2011

The message from Number 10: Can Downing Street ever be honest?

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Sometimes it’s good to look back a little, to see forward. So it was clever to bring together three former Number 10 communications chiefs with the BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson to discuss how best for Downing Street to deal … Continue reading

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Mar 1 2011

The Value of Journalism Conference 2011: Media and Power

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GO HERE FOR ALL THE VIDEO AND BLOGS FROM THIS CONFERENCE

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