This Fellowship is awarded in honour of the late Professor Roger Silverstone, Head of the Department of Media and Communications. The Fellowship is attached to POLIS, the forum for debate and research into international journalism and society in the Department.
In October 2006 LSE agreed an unprecedented contribution of £100,000 to the newly established Silverstone Fund, which has helped to create the Silverstone Fellowship in Global Journalism.
Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS, said: "Roger wanted POLIS to bring the highest quality of academic scrutiny to bear on the challenges that journalism faces in a world where the media has a critical role in helping people to understand the many threats to the global community. The Silverstone Fund will provide an annual opportunity for a journalist to apply for a major research fellowship looking at issues in international journalism and society."
The successful applicant will have a strong aptitude for high quality research and meet the criteria for 'excellence in Global Journalism'. The aim is to attract a foreign journalist based in London who will draw on his or her own expertise, supplemented by research and interviews, to produce a substantial report for POLIS. The Fellow will be expected to give an open lecture at LSE and contribute - where appropriate - to an option course in this Department and/or the POLIS Summer School.
Please send your CV and a 500 word proposal for the research you would conduct to: polis, Assistant to the Director, POLIS.