Tag Archives: Summer School

Jul 28 2014

How the news media both shadows and magnifies feminism

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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 … Continue reading

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Jul 23 2014

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

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“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 … Continue reading

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Jul 22 2014

Between personal and public interests: a look back at the impact of Snowden and WikiLeaks (guest blog)

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This article by Polis Summer School student Luciana Amaral. Phone tracking systems, computer hacking, surveillance state and social network spying. It looks like the plot of a science fiction movie, but according to Eric King, Privacy International’s Head of Research, … 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 17 2014

The beautification of photojournalism

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This article by Polis Summer School student Aylin Elci. As the cliche goes, “a photo is worth a thousand words”, but what are consequences of using “pretty”, “highly aesthetic” or “artistic” photos to convey the reality of war? In 1972, Pulitzer-prize-awardee-to-be … Continue reading

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Jul 16 2014

War reporting from afar: covering the covert drone war

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This post is by Polis Summer School Student Carmen Zheng Prior to the 1990-91 Gulf War, a journalist coined the term The Powell Doctrine, named after then Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell. Vowing to utilize every resource and tool … Continue reading

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Jul 8 2014

Can the BBC keep giving the public what it wants?

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The BBC is facing multiple  pressures to change its structure and even its funding, but what about its editorial values? In the latest #PolisSummer School guest post, Leonor Gomes responds to a talk by BBC Academy editor Matthew Eltringham. The BBC … Continue reading

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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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