When people in the West talk about political campaigns they think of US presidential elections or the great struggles between traditional and new parties in Europe. Yet the world’s largest democracy, India just went through the biggest live experiment in how political communications is changing in the Internet age. Its most recent election saw a dramatic escalation in digital […]
In his latest blog, George Pitcher asks what is in the Clegg appointment for Facebook and concludes that he can be a prophetic voice in Mark Zuckerberg’s wilderness
As the Times columnist Hugo Rifkind has noted, social-media posts about Nick Clegg over the past week or so have divided fairly neatly between those who are disappointed with him for accepting […]
In his third blog on the ethics of journalism, George Pitcher compares the personal morality of the media leaders of the past and present. Read his previous posts here and here.
Do media owners or leaders have a moral compass? And, if they do, does that compass have a magnetic north, in the sense of an ethical ideal to which […]
Is the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica a one-off event or does it represent a much wider problem across the ‘promotional’ industries such as public relations, marketing and campaigning? Lee Edwards, Associate Professor at the LSE Media and Communications Department argues that there is a growing ethical problem that threatens democracy.
Recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica’s strategies and tactics have caused shock and outrage, […]