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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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    Meeting the Challenge of Transformation: the changing landscape of strategic communication

Meeting the Challenge of Transformation: the changing landscape of strategic communication

By LSE MSc student Victoria Spiteri

We are constantly being reminded of the rapid pace at which journalism and media are evolving. Rachel Friend, CEO of Weber Shandwick UK, uses this pace to drive her work, and to invigorate how her company meets the transformation challenges a globalized world presents to the strategic communications industry.

In the current crowded communications landscape […]

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    LADbible & PinkNews: The challenge of upholding traditional journalistic values in a competitive market

LADbible & PinkNews: The challenge of upholding traditional journalistic values in a competitive market

LSE MSc student Reuben Shapland reports on the latest talk from the Media and Communications in Action series at LSE. See the full line-up here.

Anyone expecting (and secretly looking forward to) a heated debate between the founder of PinkNews and LADbible’s Head of Communications over the former’s rejection of gender norms and the latter’s capitalisation on a highly gendered identity, would have […]

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