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    Did broadcast stage-management create a vacuum for social media?

Did broadcast stage-management create a vacuum for social media?

The following article is my contribution to an excellent collection of political and media analysis of the 2017 UK General Election edited by Bournemouth University.

I described the 2015 election as “the banal theatre of the tightest, most sterile, stage-managed campaign ever”. Little did I realise that within two years we would see an even more closed on-screen campaign. But […]

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Trust and engagement: notes from the frontline

In March Polis brought together about 50 journalists, data scientists, journalism academics, platform representatives, campaigners, entrepreneurs, startup founders and investors to the LSE to discuss how to improve trust and engagement in the news media. It was a closed workshop designed to stimulate debate and suggest innovation and research initiatives. And it worked. As one participant put it, ‘great […]

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    Can you trust mainstream media to meet the digital challenge?

Can you trust mainstream media to meet the digital challenge?

There’s a perennial air of mystery around the media-consuming habits of teenagers and young adults. Most content producers being quite a bit older, it can be hard for them to take the pulse of the youngest demographics, a task that is perhaps more dauntingly urgent than ever in today’s shifting digital landscape.

BAFTA brought together representatives from across the mainstream […]

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February 21st, 2017|Featured, Student blogs|0 Comments|
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    That Facebook vision thing: a platform still grappling with political realities

That Facebook vision thing: a platform still grappling with political realities

I initially described Mark Zuckerberg’s latest mission statement as ‘vacuous’. That was a rather rude way of saying that there is a vacuum at the heart of his rhetoric. It’s politics.

What’s fascinating is that he probably realises this and is struggling to understand something that doesn’t seem to be a natural part of his mental world.

The Guardian’s Alex Hern […]

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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|