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2014 Media Agenda Talks programme released

The annual Polis Media Agenda Talks will commence in October with one talk each week until December. Unless noted otherwise, each talk is on a Tuesday at 5pm in the New Theatre (E171), Houghton Street, LSE opposite the main LSE entrance in the Old Building. Speakers this year include Nick Davies, author of Hack Attack, Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Andrew Miller, CEO of the Guardian Media Group. For more information on the talks including the speaker schedule and biographies, click here|.

 
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Polis Lunchtime Talks

Throughout the term Polis will be inviting a number of media and communications professionals and journalists to come speak to staff and students at lunchtime on Wednesdays. Bring your lunch and join us from 13:00-14:00 weekly as we listen to talks by speakers on topics such as working in political communications and verifying stories in the context of the crisis in the Ukraine. More info here.|

 
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 The StockWell Communications/Polis Research Prize|

This year’s Prize will be launched with a presentation by Mr Anthony Silverman, Partner at StockWell Communications. If you are interested in applying please attend next week’s talk as the application process and requirements will be explained.

Date: Wednesday 19 November

Time: 13:00-14:00pm

Room: G06, 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields

 

Polis Events

We're continuing in the new year with even more exciting speakers and events at Polis. Check out the upcoming events below, and see an entire list of Polis events on the Events| section of our website.  

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2014 Media Agenda Talks

The annual Polis Media Agenda Talks will commence in October with one talk each week until December. Unless noted otherwise, each talk is on a Tuesday at 5pm in the New Theatre (E171), Houghton Street, LSE opposite the main LSE entrance in the Old Building. Speakers this year include Nick Davies, author of Hack Attack, Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Andrew Miller, CEO of the Guardian Media Group. For more information on the talks including the speaker schedule and biographies, click here.

 
Gustav-Gidenstam

 Polis Lunchtime Talks

Throughout the term Polis will be inviting a number of media and communications professionals and journalists to come speak to staff and students at lunchtime on Wednesdays. Bring your lunch and join us from 13:00-14:00 weekly as we listen to talks by speakers on topics such as working in political communications and verifying stories in the context of the crisis in the Ukraine. More info here.|

 

 

 

Liveblogging

As it Happens: How live news blogs work and their future|

Our new report| is on the uses of live blogging and its impact on journalism.  As a novel format, live blogging has created new opportunities and challenges for reporters and it is considered one of the successes of digital journalism.

Journalistfonden Research Fellow Karin O’Mahony discusses the different ways live blogs have been used so far, and how they have affected news writing, drawing on interviews with journalists and experts, as well as case studies from the Guardian and Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

In the report, O’Mahony addresses the following questions: Does live blogging give us more diverse, well-sourced, deeper, more participatory, interactive, accurate, accessible journalism?

Does the format offer any promising prospects for the future or is it merely a passing trend – and what are the challenges for journalists and media companies who work with them?

The report is available to download here.|

 
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Egyptian Media Under Transition: In the name of the regime... In the name of the people?|

A new Polis research report| by Fatima El Issawi shows that Egyptian mainstream media is struggling to adapt to life after the revolution. Based on extensive interviews with journalists, it charts the battle for control of the news media. It outlines the editorial and ethical challenges facing journalists and the growth of new trends such as the highly influential talk TV shows that are both popularising and distorting political debate.

The report gives a detailed account of the historical and legislative background to the crisis in Egyptian newspapers and TV journalism today.

Read the report in full here|

 
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Kenya's tech community will not save journalism - Networked News Lab Briefing Note|

New digital communication technologies, in the  hands of creative and enterprising individuals, will help to make news media more plural and democratic. Or so the optimists would have us believe. But why is this not happening in Kenya, which is home to so many initiatives using the power of information and communication technologies to promote development? This briefing describes three reasons that the ICT4D community has so little influence on journalism in Kenya - and three ways that this can change.

Click here for the full report.|

By Nicholas Benequista, PhD Student at the Department of Media and Communications

 

 

 

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