Media Agenda Talks

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    Reporting on war, fighting battles in the newsroom: Rima Maktabi on conflict journalism

Reporting on war, fighting battles in the newsroom: Rima Maktabi on conflict journalism

On TV since age 18, Lebanese journalist Rima Maktabi gained international recognition for her reporting during the 2006 Lebanese War. Speaking to students of the Polis/LSE Summer School, Maktabi recounted some of her experiences and the lessons she has learned. Polis Summer School student Sarah Rafla-Yuan reports.

“Journalism is a never-ending job” Maktabi said as she recounted some of the […]

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    How to adapt to social media without losing trust or traditional values

How to adapt to social media without losing trust or traditional values

 How far should well-established journalism brands adapt their editorial policies to accommodate digital technologies such as social media? In a talk to the LSE Polis Summer School former Economist social media editor Adam Smith explained how there are hard choices to made – it’s not just about ‘going online’. Student Miguel Flores Hormigo reports.

By the time he joined The […]

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BuzzFeed takes on the world

Polis Summer School student Tatiana Sytnichenko reports on the latest speaker for this year’s course.

“BuzzFeed News is the leading independent digital media company delivering news and entertainment to hundreds of millions of people around the world.”

So says the title highlighted in acid pink in the section “About Us” on the official website of the company. Initially, BuzzFeed was […]

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Write to the Point: Four Tips for Better Writing

LSE MSc student Perry Newsome distills some key advice from Sam Leith’s Polis Talk at the LSE on 4th December 2018

Effective writing skills are a life-long asset. No matter where you may be in your career, it is beneficial to refresh your familiarity with the basics of clear writing. Sam Leith, a journalist, author, and literary editor at The Spectator has […]

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    Changing the narrative: The Good Immigrant and other stories

Changing the narrative: The Good Immigrant and other stories

LSE MSC student Greeshma Rajeev reports on Nikesh Shukla’s Polis Talk on 13th November 

Nikesh Shukla believes that, “Inclusion and diversity mean that everyone can be seen and heard. The majority culture needs to experience the minority culture’s lifestyle as much as the minority culture needs to be seen and heard”. He has been advocating for the same for years […]

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