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    Talking about the next generation: experienced journalists tell us what the new wave can expect

Talking about the next generation: experienced journalists tell us what the new wave can expect

In this special research article George Pitcher hears from senior journalists about the nature of their work and whether the next generation can be attracted to journalism as a worthwhile career option.

It’s often a habit of older generations to tell the young not to copy what they’ve done for a living – whether we’ve been medics, teachers or police officers, the jobs are […]

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What journalists talk about when they talk about AI

Since the launch of the project six weeks ago, our Journalism AI team has been talking with journalists and technologists to find out what are their main thoughts, concerns and expectations about the future of AI-powered technologies in journalism.

Following informal meetings and conversations, both online and at industry events, in the last two weeks we have organised special gatherings […]

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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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    Bold assertions but too optimistic? A review of the LSE report ‘Tackling the Information Crisis’

Bold assertions but too optimistic? A review of the LSE report ‘Tackling the Information Crisis’

In his latest blog on the new ethics of journalism, George Pitcher reviews the LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission’s report Tackling the Information Crisis.

A danger that besets anyone who tries to tackle what is happening to our media in the digital era is that it’s a lot easier to set out what the problems are than to propose solutions for […]

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    Are cat-calling reporters virtue-signalling that journalism is still a proper job?

Are cat-calling reporters virtue-signalling that journalism is still a proper job?

In his latest blog on the new ethics of journalism, George Pitcher asks what is behind the trend for broadcast journalists to shout questions at politicians when there’s no chance of getting an answer.

Why do UK political broadcast reporters shout questions at senior politicians as they arrive at public buildings such as Number 10, leave their homes in the […]

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