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Search and ‘Fake News’

This article is by LSE MSc student Jack Marks, and covers a recent talk by Jon Steinberg, Public Policy Manager at Google (pictured right). 

Jon discussed the challenges Google’s public policy agenda faces in an age of fake news, as part of Polis’ Media and Communication in Action series.

With the rise of so-called ‘Fake News’ people are asking about the role we expect the […]

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    Considering a career in PR? 7 Top Tips from PR Guru Bieneosa Ebite

Considering a career in PR? 7 Top Tips from PR Guru Bieneosa Ebite

This article is by LSE MSc student Emma McKay, and covers a recent talk by Bieneosa Ebite (pictured right), Senior PR Manager at British Gas.

Bieneosa discussed her career in PR and offered insight into how the industry is changing in the digital age, as part of Polis’ Media and Communication in Action series.

 

The public relations industry, like many industries imbued […]

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Trust and engagement: notes from the frontline

In March Polis brought together about 50 journalists, data scientists, journalism academics, platform representatives, campaigners, entrepreneurs, startup founders and investors to the LSE to discuss how to improve trust and engagement in the news media. It was a closed workshop designed to stimulate debate and suggest innovation and research initiatives. And it worked. As one participant put it, ‘great […]

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    Britain’s Paper Tigers: Past, Present, and Future of Journalism

Britain’s Paper Tigers: Past, Present, and Future of Journalism

Does the last newspaper leaving behind its offices on Fleet Street signal the end of Britain’s press? Can quality journalism cohabitate with “jaw-dropping” cat video listicles on the same website? What really holds more influence: the news found on the front-page or on clickbait? Polis hosted two top journalists at LSE to discuss the battle for the soul of journalism […]

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News in the Age of Trump: A Re-evaluation of Journalistic Ethics

Sanaya Chanda is a candidate of the MSc in Global Media and Communications at LSE

Journalism’s Existential Crisis

BuzzFeed’s publication of an unverified dossier containing compromising details of the forty-fifth President’s campaign activities and his alleged collusion with the Russian government, and CNN’s consequent report of the President’s briefing of this dossier by the CIA prompted Donald Trump to call CNN […]

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