Summer School

Reporting the Referendum and why you prefer this headline

This article is by Polis Summer School student Emily Steckhan on a talk given by Nina Trentmann

In the context of the ever growing industry of digital journalism, it comes as no surprise that, globally, there have been job cuts across most major newspapers. Nina Trentmann, who works as the Business Correspondent for Die Welt media group, stated there to have been strategic shifts and […]

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Digital Verification: On the Frontline

In the digital race to publish breaking news across social media platforms, Alastair Reid argues that the industry-wide scramble to instantly release new information often bypasses proper source verification. The result: reputable news organizations hastily disseminating outdated (or falsified) photos in association with recent, unrelated events. First Draft News,  where Reid is managing editor, aims to to make digital […]

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    Is Innovation Hurting “Good” Journalism? (Summer School guest blog)

Is Innovation Hurting “Good” Journalism? (Summer School guest blog)

Jasper Jackson, assistant editor for The Guardian’s media section, was the first guest speaker at Polis/LSE’s journalism Summer School with a talk about the driving force of innovation in journalism. Polis Summer School student Valerie Spina reports.

With the innovations of technology over the last 10 years, journalism has seen many changes: first a move to web based media, then […]

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How the news media both shadows and magnifies feminism

When Laura Bates from #Everydaysexism gave her presentation at LSE Polis Summer School, I felt so ‘echoed’. Those obscene sexual harassments, both visible and invisible, have happened to me and my friends in various forms.  This article by Polis Summer School student Yinan Che. At the time we felt disgusted and helpless. We raged about it together and then several days […]

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“Stronger than corruption, mistakes and lies”: being political and right wing in France (guest blog)

“You know for a right-leaning person, you are surprisingly nice”. If I had been given one euro for every single time I heard this sentence, today I would probably be a billionaire. I am French. I am nineteen. I am right-leaning. And this simple fact has caused me many problems, created me many enemies amongst my peers, and sometimes lost me […]

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