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Caring in Crisis – Why development and humanitarian NGOs need to change how they relate to the public

This post was written by Dr Shani Orgad from the Department of Media and Communications at LSE and Dr Bruna Seu, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck.  Ian Birrell, a staunch critic of the humanitarian aid sector, has attacked ‘cash-swollen charities’ for focusing ‘on hitting on an outdated aid target, instead of on results’. Unfortunately, the UK public seems often to share similar sentiments of […]

July 8th, 2014|Development|0 Comments|

Polis Photography Competition: “Communication”

Post by Charlie Beckett We wanted the winners to reflect the range of the idea of communication as well as being great images in their own right. Of course, an image might be great for all kinds of reasons including its colour, shapes or narrative. The joint runner up by Irina Rasskazova tells a series of stories. Yes, it’s a […]


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

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 Summit.

Read more about the event here.

June 2nd, 2014|Journalism|0 Comments|

Report Launch – As it Happens: How live news blogs work and their future

Polis is pleased to launch the report As it Happens: How live news blogs work and their future by Journalistfonden Fellow Karin O’Mahony. The report is available to download here. Post by Charlie Beckett All the talk is of a crisis in the news media, but we sometimes forget that digital technologies can give us better journalism, too. A great example […]

May 2nd, 2014|Research|0 Comments|

Polis Annual Journalism Conference 2014: First Photos

April 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|