Tag Archives: social media

Feb 23 2014

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

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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 … Continue reading

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Dec 4 2013

Alec J Ross – My Media World Today And What I Would Like To Change About It

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Alec J Ross was Hillary Clinton’s digital advisor when she was US Secretary of State. He advised on the 21st Century Statecraft programme that saw the US diplomatic service take to social media and millions of dollars go to media … Continue reading

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Nov 27 2013

Twitter: 5 Dangers For Journalists

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Twitter is a good example of a social media network tool that can make journalism much more efficient and also more open. It improves journalists’ connective potential, to gather news, opinion and attention but also to disseminate their own content … Continue reading

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Oct 21 2013

Reputation And Accountability: Where Are The Checks And Balances With Social Media?

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How have changes in the media landscape have affected the practice of reputation management? Public Relations Executive Tim Burt says that the proliferation of social media has greatly limited the amount of editorial control that can be exercised over the … Continue reading

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Oct 7 2013

Social Media: myths from the first 2000 years

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The Economist’s Tom Standage is first up in Polis’  Media Agenda Talks lecture series – his book Writing On the Wall, a history of social media is reviewed here by Polis reporter Kyle Bowen While some view social media as … Continue reading

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Jun 7 2013

Turkish Summer? Protests, politics and media – eyewitness analysis

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This is the second part of Esra Dogramaci’s eye-witness account of the protests in Turky and her political analysis of what it means and where it is headed. Read the first part here. Here she starts off by looking at … Continue reading

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Apr 25 2013

To 2020 and beyond: threats and opportunities to public service media across Europe

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I recently chaired (and contributed to) an all-day seminar workshop with a group of European public service broadcasters who are trying to (re-)define the trends that are changing their work. Not just journalism, but across the board. They want to … Continue reading

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Mar 14 2013

Newsmaking in the Twittersphere – some new international data on how journalism flows through the microblog network (guest blog) #twitter

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Marco Toledo Bastos is a man with a lot of data on Twitter and how it is used as a stream for accessing news from mainstream journalism brands in a variety of countries. He is a visiting research research fellow at … Continue reading

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Mar 5 2013

What Good Is Twitter? (for public service journalism?) New Polis Report

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How can journalists working in public service newsrooms use social media to improve the quality of their work? Polis has a new report out by EBU Fellow Nadja Hahn that asks, What Use Is Twitter? This research paper is a … Continue reading

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Feb 27 2013

New research: how can social media help journalists connect to black and minority communities? (guest post)

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The UK has never been more diverse than today, with all the positives and problems that go with having lots of different cultures and communities. But is that range of interests reflected in mainstream media? Is it possible that social … Continue reading

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