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Panel on how the press covered the Leveson Report

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 530-700 pm, 32L G.03, 32 Lincoln's Inn

In response to the fallout from the Leveson Report, Gordon Ramsay of the Media Standards Trust conducted an extensive content analysis of newspaper reporting on the issue from 29 November 2012 – 29 November 2013 examining over 2,000 articles from the UK national press.

In a panel hosted by Professor Charlie Beckett, Ramsay will answer questions from respondents Professor George Brock and Dr Sally Broughton Micova, and from the public.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries please contact media.policyproject@lse.ac.uk|.

 
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Polis Photography Competition Winning Entry Chosen|

Gustav Gidenstam, a MSc Political Communications student, had the winning entry in the competition, which was on the theme of  'communication'. The runners up were photographs by Elliot O’Connor and Irina Rasskazova.

You can see the winning photographs and all other entries here.|

For information on the Polis Photography Competition.|

 
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Polis Social Media Prize Winner Announced|

Alexander Hebels, a MSc Global Media and Communications student, has won the 2014 Prize for his research proposal on mobile imagery and the Snapchap App. To read a summary of his proposal visit our blog.|

For more information on the Polis Social Media Prize.|

 

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.  

Follow us on Facebook|, Twitter|, or join the Polis mailing list| for regular events updates.

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Panel on how the press covered the Leveson Report

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 530-700 pm,  32L G.03, 32 Lincoln's Inn

In response to the fallout from the Leveson Report, Gordon Ramsay of the Media Standards Trust conducted an extensive content analysis of newspaper reporting on the issue from 29 November 2012 – 29 November 2013 examining over 2,000 articles from the UK national press.

In a panel hosted by Professor Charlie Beckett, Ramsay will answer questions from respondents Professor George Brock and Dr Sally Broughton Micova, and from the public.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries please contact media.policyproject@lse.ac.uk|.

 
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RECAP: 2014 Polis Journalism Conference|

The 5th Polis Journalism Conference on the topic of Transparency and Accountability was the biggest and most successful yet. The LSE now hosts the UK's most important annual gathering of international journalists.

There were at least 700 attendees throughout the day to watch more than 40 speakers from the media industry. Highlights of the conference included keynotes by Alan Rusbridger, Editor of the Guardian and Ian Katz, Editor of BBC Newsnight in conversation with Krishnan Guru-Murthy of Channel 4 News. Other panellists included Cathy Newman of Channel 4 News, Tom Giles of BBC Panorama and Luke Lewis, Editor of Buzzfeed UK. Visit our blog for more information on the conference schedule| and for speaker biographies| and interviews|.

The conference also generated significant buzz on social media including 661 tweets by over 400 Twitter users and our conference hashtag #polis14 was trending on twitter for the entire day.

Podcasts and video of the conference will be available on the Polis blog|. You can also check out photos of the conference on our Facebook page| as well as on our blog. 

Thank you to all speakers, participants and volunteers for making the day such a success. We look forward to seeing you next year!

 

 

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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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