Tearing down walls at The Economist (guest blog)

This article is by LSE Polis Summer School student Maria Katsikovordou In a constantly changing media environment globally, to still be able to put your hands on an issue of The Economist, is reassuring. Traditional media have suffered tremendous changes over the past years, from having to perform severe cutbacks and massive layoffs, to even having to stop print editions of […]

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What is quality journalism? The most important question for news organisations today, but do we know what it means?

Quality is the key word for journalism right now, but it can mean nothing. At a recent Google Newsgeist conference in Lisbon of 150+ journalism and tech people it threaded its way through the conversations about how ‘good’ journalism can survive and thrive in an age of misinformation, competition and distraction. Here’s some thoughts sparked by that gathering. Most of […]

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Is 2018 when the relationship between publishers and platforms changes forever?

This is the longer version of an article that first appeared in Inpublishing Magazine, by Professor Charlie Beckett @CharlieBeckett Is 2018 the year when the publisher/platform relationship is turned on its head? Is this the moment when policy-makers change the balance of power between the tech giants and the content creators? Recent years have been tough on publishers as the […]

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