Global Media and Communication in an Era of Technological Transformation

LSE masterclass in social science

12-14 June 2017, sponsored by the Fundación Ramón Areces

The second Masterclass for 2017, Global Media and Communication in an Era of Technological Transformation, took place in Madrid from Monday 12 – Wednesday 14 June at the Fundación Ramón Areces. 

Democracy and communications in the digital era is now subject to a crisis of confidence: mainstream media is not trusted, ‘fake news’ fills the networks, populist politicians ride a tide of social media-fuelled anger, while establishment leaders try to spin their way through the major challenges of economic disruption, social fragmentation and migration.

Corporations, governments, marketing and advertising are all caught up in this information crisis. But what is the role of technology and media in practice and what are the threats and opportunities it presents to media practitioners and the political process?

How should journalists, policy-makers and other media practitioners respond?

The second Masterclass for Fundación Ramón Areces of the year provided latest insights, a contextual overview and case studies. It was also a highly interactive opportunity to address particular professional interest with other experts and practitioners. 



Monday 12 June 2017
‘Fake News’: threats and opportunities
Professor Charlie Beckett, Professor Charlie Beckett, Director, Polis, LSE 

Tuesday 13 June 2017
Campaigns and media policy
Dr Damian Tambini, Department of Media and Communications, LSE 

Wednesday 14 June 2017
Technology and campaigns
Dr Alexander Grous, VF, LSE 

Certificate ceremony and programme close  

Closing Reception