News archive 2014

New Trajectories in Media and Communications Research #lsemc10|

In 2013, LSE's Department of Media and Communications celebrated its tenth anniversary with an international one-day conference bringing together some of the world's leading media theorists.

 
Ofra Koffman

 'The Girl Effect': Stereotyping the Developing World
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It is close to 10 years since corporate giant Nike coined the slogan ‘The Girl Effect,’ claiming that girl power held the key to ending world poverty and launching a campaign to support that vision. In a new book| chapter published this month, LSE Fellow Dr Ofra Koffman| critically considers this policy.

 

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Two new reports on children’s safety online

The EU Kids Online project’s short report ‘Preventive measures - How young children avoid online risks|’ examines children’s accounts of the various ways in which they manage different types of problematic situations that they encounter on the internet. 

The Net Children Go Mobile project|, report finds that while smartphone and tablet users benefit from more online opportunities and along with this encounter more risks, they do not report more harmful experiences.

Sonia Livingstone|, Department of Media and Communications, LSE:
“Safer Internet Day sees the combined efforts of educators, industry and child welfare experts combine to call for a better internet for kids worldwide.

 

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We are pleased to announce that Damian Tambini| and Nick Couldry| have been awarded LSE Research Committee Seed Funding to develop their research project on the 'Mediatization' of Government.  This will include a seminar series and conference in Spring 2014. More details to follow.

 
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