Journalism

Emotion as an organising principle for networked journalism

Journalism is becoming more emotional. The social networks and business models such as membership or subscription mean that content is being created to tap into people’s feelings, values and identities. Is this going to lead to increased sensationalism and bias or can it be harnessed to create more engaging, empathetic content? This is the text of Charlie Beckett’s lecture […]

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What future for AI in news? We want to find out

Introducing Journalism AI, a collaboration between LSE’s Polis and the Google News Initiative to foster literacy in newsrooms globally about artificial intelligence.

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation are already having an impact on newsrooms around the world. It is possible that they could have a profound effect on the future of news. But how well are journalists and news […]

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    Some Stories Don’t Need to Be Covered: the story of the ‘ISIS Bride’ is one of them

Some Stories Don’t Need to Be Covered: the story of the ‘ISIS Bride’ is one of them

LSE MSc student Reuben Shapland argues that the media coverage of the Shamima Begum story was damaging to the decision making process around her case and her story should not have been covered at all.

Anyone who has followed the story of Shamima Begum will know opinions have been extremely divided, as one might expect in Brexit Britain. On the one hand […]

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Reporting Terror: First Lessons From New Zealand

The shocking attack in New Zealand is a reminder that terrorism is above all a media act. Without publicity there would be no point for the terrorist. They are attempts to show their power, recruit supporters, encourage emulators, to disrupt society and to provoke the authorities into reactions that might bolster their sinister strategies. The option of a media […]

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    From Africanising the Crash to Ethiopianising the problem – The media representation of the ET302 crash is symptomatic of a wider problem

From Africanising the Crash to Ethiopianising the problem – The media representation of the ET302 crash is symptomatic of a wider problem

Former journalist, communications specialist and current LSE MSc student Behailu Shiferaw Mihirete looks at the media coverage of the recent Ethiopian Airlines’ plane crash. 

On Sunday, 10 March 2019, Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed on a regular flight bound to Nairobi only six minutes after taking off. All 157 people aboard Flight ET302 died in the accident.

World news […]

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