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Posts by Doireann Clabby

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    EU Referendum: Tracking update

    3 May 2016 - Posted by Doireann Clabby in Political Media Tracker, Media Monitoring

    Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave? The debate and looming EU referendum, to be held on Thursday 23 June, has dominated headlines in recent weeks. But which campaign has gained most momentum? To identify which of the opposing sides has secured a more prominent media presence, LexisNexis has been tracking coverage since the early stages of the debate by monitoring three key elements; ‘Coverage over time’, ‘Share of Voice’ and ‘Article Sentiment’....

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    London Mayoral Election 2016 – the voice of the media

    22 April 2016 - Posted by Doireann Clabby in Media Monitoring

    With two weeks until the London Mayoral Election, Labour’s Sadiq Khan holds a seven point lead over Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith. Registered voters will soon decide which candidate will represent almost nine million Londoners, and who will control the £17 billion London Mayor’s budget that funds London’s transport systems, emergency services and housing investment.

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    Big data is dead, long live small data

    15 April 2016 - Posted by Doireann Clabby in Information Trends

    One of the significant trends in information technology over the past four years has been the collection and analysis of ever increasing volumes of data in the belief that this will hold the key to shaping better business decisions. Big data is however, only as good as the small nuggets of insight that can be gleaned from it: this is where the business-transforming insight exists.

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    March 2016 Human Trafficking Awareness Index

    8 April 2016 - Posted by Doireann Clabby in Human Trafficking Awareness

    The March 2016 Human Trafficking Awareness Index for the UK shows 615 trafficking-related articles published by the British and Irish media during March 2016. Using the Nexis filter of 'Subject' to filter through results against ‘Society, Social Welfare & Lifestyle’, reveal a diverse selection of reporting highlighting cases of human trafficking.

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    Big Tech v Big Brother: How is the issue of privacy discussed on social media?

    6 April 2016 - Posted by Doireann Clabby in Media Monitoring

    Issues around privacy and personal security in a world where the threat of terrorism must be balanced against individual freedoms are complex. While we may be no closer to a conclusive policy, a recent case brought by the FBI against Apple has dominated the media for six weeks. But how much, if at all, did the case affect the general conversation around the issue of privacy?

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    Artificial Intelligence is Go Go Go

    18 March 2016 - Posted by Doireann Clabby in Information Trends

    Google Artificial Intelligence (AI) start-up DeepMind has been making headlines for the significant progress it has made in machine learning, after its ‘AlphaGo’ program beat an 18 time world champion Go player in a four-to-one victory.

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    UK Modern Slavery Act: The first 100 fail to make a statement

    15 March 2016 - Posted by Doireann Clabby in Human Trafficking Awareness

    The UK’s Modern Slavery Act, which took effect from 29 October 2015, promised to consolidate and toughen existing anti-trafficking legislation in the UK. The bill enforced transparency in supply chains, making an annual ‘slavery and human trafficking statement’ a legal requirement for large businesses. However, an Ergon report of the first 100 statements has revealed shortcomings.

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    Tracking social buzz of the EU Referendum

    10 March 2016 - Posted by Doireann Clabby in Political Media Tracker, Media Monitoring

    Whether the UK remains in the EU or leaves is the primary political battle of 2016. The LexisNexis EU Referendum Tracker is monitoring traditional and social media coverage up to the vote on 23rd June. This week we look at social sentiment and what influence this will have on voting behaviours in the referendum.

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    February 2016 Human Trafficking Awareness Index

    9 March 2016 - Posted by Doireann Clabby in Human Trafficking Awareness

    The February 2016 Human Trafficking Awareness Index for the UK shows 711 trafficking-related articles published by the British and Irish media during February 2016. Using the Nexis filter of 'Subject' to filter through results, dominant news stories appearing across all media related to the Calais 'Jungle'. Further filtering results using the term ‘Calais’ revealed 29 stories published in the UK & Irish media. This blog focuses on three of the Calais stories: Jungle children; under siege trucker...

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    Follow the EU referendum with LexisNexis media monitoring

    8 March 2016 - Posted by Doireann Clabby in Media Monitoring

    Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave? The debate and looming EU referendum, to be held on Thursday 23 June, has dominated headlines in recent weeks. But which campaign has gained most momentum? To identify which of the opposing sides has secured a more prominent media presence, LexisNexis has been tracking coverage since the early stages of the debate.

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