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11 February: Reporting and responsibilities on the front line

Join Polis and the London Press Club for a panel discussion on how journalists should engage with major crisis stories like the Syrian Refugees and the Paris Attacks. with Lindsey Hilsum (International Editor, Channel 4), Yasmin Alibhai Brown  (Independent), William Wintercross  (Photographer, Telegraph), Matthew Price (BBC) and Rossalyn Warren (Buzzfeed).

More information and tickets here.

 

 
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2016 Polis Journalism Conference

Next year's Polis Journalism Conference will take place on Thursday, 21st April 2016 at LSE.  The free conference will host panels around the theme of 'crisis' with a range of speakers including journalists, academics and pracitioners from NGOs.

 

More information here.

 

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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11 February: Reporting and responsibilities on the front line

Join Polis and the London Press Club for a panel discussion on how journalists should engage with major crisis stories like the Syrian Refugees and the Paris Attacks. with Lindsey Hilsum (International Editor, Channel 4), Amol Rajan  (Editor, Independent), William Wintercross  (Photographer, Telegraph) and others.

More information and tickets here.

 
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27 February: Polis LSE Literary Festival conversation

David Aaronovitch will be talking to Charlie Beckett about his new book Party Animals: My Family And Other Communists, a memoir of early life among communists.

Tickets are free - get them and more information here.

 
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2016 Polis Journalism Conference

Next year's Polis Journalism Conference will take place on Thursday, 21st April 2016 at LSE.  The free conference will host panels around the theme of 'crisis' with a range of speakers including journalists, academics and pracitioners from NGOs.

 

More information here.

 

 
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Media Agenda Talks, Michaelmas Term 2015

Each yearPolis invites a dozen media practitioners to discuss the latest trends as part of our yearly Media Agenda Talk series of public lectures, free and open to all and relevant to all students taking MC408. Each speaker will be connected to the theme of the MC408 lecture that week.

Full speaker list here.

 
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'Childrens' News: How can it survive the digital era?'

This report by Norwegian journalist Kristin Granbo looks at how the way we report news for children is changing.

Download thereport here

 
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Back to the Futuure: Email Newsletters as a Digital Channel for Journalism

This report by Swedish journalist Charlotte Fagerlund looks at how the humble email newsletter is making a comeback.  As the digital ecology evolves it sometimes pays to go back to basics and adapt relatively old ideas for new times.

Download the report

 
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The Death of Source Protection?: Protecting journalists’ sources in a post-Snowden age

This report by Carl Fridh Kleberg was a result of the Polis/ Journalistfonden Fellowship at LSE. It lays out some of the threats to journalists’ data and sources and presents a range of practical tools to overcome them.

Download the report here

More Information

 
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Mobile Opportunities: Exploring positive mobile media opportunities for European children

This report by Jane Vincent looks at the transformation in the digital lives of children and the potentially positive online experiences that mobile devices present them. What can the mobile internet offer children and young people?

The report draws on research projects EU Kids Online led by LSE Professor Sonia Livingstone and Net Children Go Mobile

 

 
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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

 

 

LISTEN: Migrants, Terror and the Media debate on 11 February
With Lindsey Hilsum (International Editor, Channel 4), Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (Columnist, Independent), William Wintercross (Photo and Videojournalist, Telegraph) and Matthew Price (Correspondent, BBC Radio 4) and Rossalyn Warren (Reporter, Buzzfeed)

Navigating a complex media landscape
Charlie Beckett asks: How do you reach an audience to pay attention to your research or publications in a world where media power is shifting and the terms of communication trade are becoming more complicated and subjective? An old friend of mine who used to work in the ’80s as chief press office for an international NGO told me that […]

From Cairo to Calais: a trip to the refugee camp at the dark heart of Europe
Monica Ibrahim is an MSc student at LSE with a focus on media, gender and development. She has worked previously as a communications specialist for several civil society entities in Egypt. She has also worked a journalist for multiple outlets including GlobalPost, CBC TV Channel in Cairo and Scripps Howard in Washington DC. Follow her on Twitter @monica_ibrahime I found myself […]

Are email newsletters the future for digital journalism?
 A new report by Polis/ Journalistfonden fellow Charlotte Fagerlund asks whether overlooking the ‘old’ technology of email is a missed opportunity for news organisations looking for ways to build their online audience. The report, Back the Future- Email Newsletters as a Digital Channel for Journalism by Swedish journalist Charlotte Fagerlund and supported by Swedish Journalistfonden, offers a snapshot of news organisations […]

 

 

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