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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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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

 

 

Polis Photography Competition 2015: ‘Political News’
We had diverse range of entries this year that reflected an array of interpretations on the chosen theme of Political News. Our winning entry was from Maria Paola Pofi: We felt this was a beautiful and timeless image of an individual engaging with news, displaying both humanity and intensity. We also appreciated the ironic edge as, upon closer inspection, the man appears […]

Is Source Protection Dead? A Polis/ Journalistfonden report
In November 2014 Swedish Journalist Carl Fridh Kleberg spent a month at LSE as the Polis/ Journalistfonden Fellow. His research paper Is Source Protection Dead: Protecting journalists’ sources in a post-Snowden age was the result. Some of its conclusions are: The revelations of mass surveillance by Edward Snowden have highlighted the potential threat to the privacy of journalists’ communication and […]

Young people and politics: Off-line social actions and digital activism
Jessica Di Paolo on the “Digital Activism” session from Polis 2015 Conference, 27 March. Speakers: Bart Cammaerts (chair), Laura Townshend, Michael Sani and  Will Moy  Engaging young people and making them more enthusiastic about politics has been one of the main topics discussed during #GE2015. The lack of confidence in politicians and the general apathy towards UK politics have led to the rise […]

Did the right wing press defeat Miliband? No. [12 reasons and counting]
Generally, I’ve been surprised how few people have blamed the right-wing press for Labour’s defeat. Almost no MPs and few commentators. Roy Greenslade concocted an elaborate theory that said that somehow paper support for Ukip did for Labour and my colleague Bart Cammaerts put the case that the right-wing press does frame the agenda overall. Though even Bart points out that […]

 

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