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2015 Polis Journalism Conference

Friday 27th March

This year's conference was on Journalism and Elections. 

More information and content from the conference is here|.

 

 

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Executive Summer School: Managing Modern Media

This intensive three-day course will provide executives with a higher level understanding of the impact of modern media on global organisations and society. Find out more|

 
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The Stockwell Communications/ Polis Research Prize

We are delighted to announce Laya Maheshwari as the winner of the StockWell Communications Polis Research Prize 2015. The award went to the best research proposal by an LSE post-graduate student on the topic of ‘Corporate Reputation, Media and Society’.

Visit our blog to read more about the winning proposal|.

 

 

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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2015 Polis Journalism Conference

Friday 27th March

This year's conference was on Journalism and Elections. 

More information and content from the conference is here|.

 

 
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Polis Lunchtime Talks - Lent Term 2015

During the Lent term, Polis presented a range of media practitioners from across the sector sharing their insights of the industry.

For more information and to listen to podcasts of these talks, click here|.

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

Politics and New Platforms
LSE MSc student Sakshi Dayal  on the ‘New Tools & Platforms: Twitter & Guardian’ session from the Polis 2015 Conference, 27 March 2015. Speakers: Ramaa Sharma (chair), Joanna Geary, Alberto Nardelli New media has made its way into the very core of our daily lives. It is a forum that allows us to participate in discussions, voice our opinions, and most importantly, a source through […]

A ‘bizarre’ election of big money and hidden campaigning
By Ruth Garland This election campaign may be fascinating to the experts but it is almost guaranteed to irritate if not infuriate members of the public, as we saw when last night’s Question Time audience met the three leaders one by one. They could have been interviewing them for a job, in which case, they might have concluded that the […]

Is this the end of the Future of News?
I’ve been saying for a while that we’ve reached a plateau in the graph of journalism and technology development. That doesn’t mean that overall the pace will drop or that there aren’t more significant shifts to come in the next 3-5 years. But I would cite two things in the last 24-48 hours that make my case that news media […]

Politics, the Public and the Media: Research on Journalism and Democracy
LSE MSc student Emma Archbold on the ‘New Research on Journalism and Democracy’ session from the Polis 2015 Conference, 27 March 2015.  Speakers: Dr. Nick Anstead (Chair), Ruth Garland, Olivier Driessens and Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde As one of the final lectures at this year’s Polis Conference, the discussion on new research gave an insight into how research on the relationship between the media, politics and […]

 

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