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Can we own the news?

Laurie Fitzjohn FRSA argues that three years after the phone hacking scandal erupted, the problem at the heart of the matter – that a mere five families control 80% of the national newspapers we read – has been ignored. He suggests a new approach.

Can the Professions Serve the Public Good?

As we enter a citizen-powered age, we are increasingly debating the role of our trusted intermediaries: the professions. Martin Martinoff FRSA explores how the realities of the information age are affecting the role of professions and auditing in particular.

What is (and isn’t) marketing?

Incensed by the multiple misuses of the term ‘marketing’ Malcolm Johnston FRSA felt compelled to set the record straight.

More civic pride please, we’re British!

Dr Cailean MacKirdy FRSA explains how the British can engage in more civic pride.

Leadership in the post-crash 21st century

FRSAs Frank Hore and David Low argue that leadership will get us out of the trouble we face at the start of the 21st century; but not if our grasp of what it means is confused and rooted in last-century thinking.

Digital media and urban spaces

Barbara Anderson FRSA argues that we all share a responsibility to shape how technologies shape our lives

The people’s Olympiad

Martin Willis FRSA argues that more time should be spent celebrating grass roots activity, which captures the spirit of the people’s Olympics.

Should we ban twitter or praise it?

Thomas Neumark argues the focus should be on understanding the power social networks themselves.

RSA Animate – The Internet in Society: Empowering and Censoring Citizen?

Does the internet actually inhibit, not encourage democracy? In this new RSA Animate adapted from a talk given in 2009, Evgeny Morozov presents an alternative take on ‘cyber-utopianism’ – the seductive idea that the internet plays a largely empancipatory role in global politics.

Exposing some idealistic myths about freedom and technology (during Iran’s ‘twitter revolution’ fewer than 20,000 Twitter users actually took part), Evgeny argues for some realism about the actual uses and abuses of the internet.

WikiLeaks and the media

The internet is a facilitator of anarchy and rebellion and must be preserved as such, argues Nick Brace FRSA.

FIFA’s Own Goal

FRSA David Goldblatt argues that England’s world cup bid humiliation should spur the football community, public and press to push for greater scrutiny and radical reform of FIFA.

Is retail therapy a narrative for our times?

Juliana Farha FRSA examines how the language of marketing consumer goods increasingly suggests a higher moral or cultural purpose

Positivity gets a bad press

In this unforgiving climate, we are hooked on the energising urgency of bad news. It’s time to start enjoying life, says Laurence Shorter