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    “How do you feel?”: the role of emotion in journalism – new research project

“How do you feel?”: the role of emotion in journalism – new research project

How much should journalists use emotion to tell a story? How important is emotion in the way we select and respond to news? What difference do new media technologies, platforms and networks make in the way that emotion connects us to each other and journalism? These are the kinds of questions that I am going to try to tackle […]

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How to create ethical & effective online social campaigning communications for development

How do you campaign for a cause in an age when there is so much competition for people’s attention and when the challenge is to get people to do more than click their support? It’s vital that anyone doing advocacy – especially online – understands the wider media context and the specific conditions of digital networks. This article was written […]

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The spiral of silence in politics and social media – new research

LSE student Shaikha Nurfarah Mattar reports on a presentation by the latest winner of the Polis/Human Digital social media research prize which looks at how you can measure political sentiment online. “We have a moral obligation to keep thinking,” urged CEO of Human Digital Christian Gladwell, in an intimate discussion about social media research and the POLIS Social Media Prize. […]

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February 23rd, 2014|Media, Politics|0 Comments|

Strange fascination: image in music and politics Part Two

This is part two of  an essay by, LSE Media PhD student Ruth Garland that explores the links between our experience of  images and political communication. With democracy suffering a crisis of confidence she questions the relationship between images and political meaning through the ages. In the first part she explored the political significance of David Bowie’s images and their relationship with his […]

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Strange fascination: image in music and politics Part One

An artist like David Bowie is able to use images to create a remarkable bond between his own creativity and his audience. Those images primarily evoke feelings of pleasure but they also resonate with all kinds of social and even ideological concepts that we enjoy as part of the ‘pop culture’ experience. In this essay in two parts, LSE Media […]

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December 16th, 2013|Media, Politics|0 Comments|