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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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    Where do you go when you want your news from “anywhere but Westminster?”

Where do you go when you want your news from “anywhere but Westminster?”

With rising complaints against the ‘mainstream media’ representing an out-of-touch elite, The Guardian’s John Domokos came to LSE to talk about a different approach in his ‘Anywhere but Westminster’ series. Polis Summer School student Natalie Nicole Gilbert reports.

On Twitter it doesn’t take long to find people disgruntled with mainstream media’s broad stroke journalism that focuses predominantly on metropolitan areas. It’s not just […]

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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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How a smartphone changed my mum’s life (guest blog)

This article is by Polis Summer School student You Xija

In 2009, smart phones became popular in China and my mum got her first Samsung. However, I was confused when my dad hesitated to give that little black thing to my mum, warning me ‘Don’t teach your mom to use that’.

It sounded quite weird but later on, I understood what he meant.

My […]

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