Tag Archives: Summer School

Jul 20 2013

The challenge of reporting an unreported world

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This report by Polis Summer School student David R Myles on how one foreign correspondent deals with the unique challenges of invetigating original stories around the world. Imagine this: You are a journalist sitting in the passenger seat of a rickety SUV, … Continue reading

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Jul 17 2013

Reporting Sri Lanka – The Truth That Wasn’t There

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During the Sri Lankan civil war an international media ban meant the conflict was largely unrecorded or witnessed by outsiders. Most ‘news’ was either rumours or filtered by the government. Polis Summer School student Jasmit Shahi reports on a talk at LSE … Continue reading

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Jul 16 2013

How audience data can improve content as well as traffic (Polis Summer School guest blog) #PolisSs

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The Guardian is no longer (just) a newspaper and it’s no longer (just) British. In a globalised online market its content finds it way to readers through a variety of platforms and channels around the world. But for the journalists … Continue reading

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Jul 14 2013

New narratives for the digital age (Polis Summer School guest blog) #PolisSS

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The New York Times’ interactive feature article Snow fall has won all the accolades but it’s just one of the many new ways that this very traditional newspaper is reinventing story-telling. Polis Summer School student Billy Ostermeyer reports on a talk … Continue reading

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Jul 12 2013

Stories For Change: is online campaigning the new politics or just noise?

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On Thursday Katherine Sladden, a campaigner at Change.org, presented “Stories that make change” to the Polis LSE Summer School. Here’s Ngozi Chuku’s report on the talk and her reflections on online campaigning. We live in a changing world. A cliché so … Continue reading

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Jul 11 2013

Redefining trust, the citizen and the state

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Polis Summer School student Jocelyn Spottiswood (@spittswiggle) reports on the latest guest lecture by Robert Philips (@Citizenrobert) of Jericho Chambers public relations and author of ‘Citizen Renaissance’. My mum passed on two great pieces of advice about trust: ‘Don’t trust … Continue reading

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Jul 8 2013

What Did Rupert Ever Do For Us? (Polis Summer School guest blog)

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BBC’s media correspondent for 24 years, Torin Douglas, has witnessed the big transformations of British news media. In a talk to the Polis Summer School one of the key factors he pinpointed was Rupert Murdoch as the key figure in … Continue reading

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Aug 6 2012

Investing in the investigative in an age of alternative media (guest blog)

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What happens to investigative journalism when traditional trade craft is disrupted by a diverse range of new platforms with different principles and practices? Polis Summer School student Rahul Radhakrishnan reports. The gritty charisma portrayed by Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman in … Continue reading

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Jul 19 2012

From Pyscho to YouTube: How A Generation Lost The Ability To Be Shocked (Guest blog)

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Thanks to the internet, digital technology and ‘citizen journalism’ the public can see a range of images and video footage unimaginable just 10 or 20 years ago. Some of this footage is shocking, haunting and desensitizing to a vast extent. … Continue reading

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Jul 18 2012

Signs Of Struggle: The Power of Online Protest in Russia (guest blog)

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                        This photo is just one example of a recent upsurge in Internet activism in Russia. Polis Summer School student Anna-Verena Nosthoff reports.

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