Tag Archives: social media

Jul 25 2014

A personal view of social media as a battlefield in Ukraine (Guest blog) #PolisSummer

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  ‘URGENT-Malaysian Aircraft Crashed in Ukrainian Territory occupied by separatist groups. More to follow’. That message from BBC notification service stared at me from my phone screen and I stared back, rereading it for 15 times before my brain converted … Continue reading

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Jul 20 2014

“Gunman at Yale” So worth tweeting! How ‘citizen journalists’ can turn a drama into a crisis on social media

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Last year, on the first day of Thanksgiving break, I was sleeping in my dorm room at Yale when I got waken up by a phone call from school: there was allegedly a gunman on campus. That was only three months … Continue reading

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Jul 11 2014

Stopping everyday sexism

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This article by Polis Summer School student David Winter. While studying in London I have witnessed multiple instances of ‘everyday sexism’. The first was the use of the ‘c’ word, in passing, by an American male while out for drinks. … Continue reading

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Jun 19 2014

What do you see when you think of Facebook? New prize-winning research on how social media fits into our social space

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Andy Crosby has just won an award for his research proposal on how Facebook users think about how social media fits into their lives. What do you think of when you think of Facebook? He asks. Andy is a student … Continue reading

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Jun 3 2014

Prize-Winning Research on Snapchat – The Meaning of Mobile Imagery

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The following post is a summary of Alexander Hebels’ winning entry for the 2014 Polis Social Media Prize. Exploring the relationship among the presentation of self, trust, and images via the Snapchat picture messaging application By Alexander Hebels Images are everywhere. We send … Continue reading

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Jun 2 2014

How social media has changed the BBC: Charlie Beckett in conversation with BBC news and current affairs director James Harding

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How has social media affected the BBC? James Harding, Director of BBC News and Current Affairs, discusses with Charlie Beckett, Polis Director and Head of LSE’s Department of Media and Communications in the opening session of the London Social Media … Continue reading

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May 23 2014

BBC news boss James Harding on how social media has changed the BBC’s world

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This post was originally published on the BBC Academy website at the following link. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/blogcollegeofjournalism/posts/smsldn-James-Harding-on-how-social-media-has-changed-the-BBCs-world By Charles Miller, editor of the College of Journalism blog Is there something special about the BBC’s relationship to social media? That was the question … Continue reading

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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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