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We host a range of events, from large public lectures to smaller seminars, across a broad spectrum of topics relating to media and communications. Unless otherwise stated, our events are free and open to all.

Upcoming events

Beeban-Kidron CROP

Restoring Trust: how do we tackle the crisis in public information?

Wednesday 02 May 2018 6:30pm to 8:00pm

At this event the audience is invited to put questions and views about misinformation direct to our expert panel on the four key themes of the Commission:  journalism credibility, platform responsibility, political communications and media literacy and citizenship. 

Speakers: James Ball, Charlie Beckett, Damian Collins MP, Baroness Beeban Kidron, Sonia Livingstone.

Gina Neff

Thursday 03 May 2018 6.00pm-7.30pm

onald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the United States came as something of a surprise—to many analysts, journalists, and voters.  What happened? And what role did the news and social media play in the election?

Speakers: Pablo J. Boczkowski, Chris W Anderson, Gina Neff, Charlie Beckett


The Marketplace of Attention

Speaker: Prof James G. Webster (Northwestern University)
Respondent: Prof Kim Christian Schrøder (Roskilde University)
Chair: Prof Nick Couldry (LSE)

Recent events

Winnie-M-Li (2)

Writing Fiction to Dramatise Inequality

LSE Beveridge 2.0 Festival public lecture

Speakers: Louise Doughty, Nicola Lacey, Winnie M. Li, Shani Orgad


The Vision of Empowerment: Popular feminism and popular misogyny

Tuesday 27 February 2018

LSE Media and Communications public lecture

Speakers: Sarah Banet-Weiser; Shani Orgad

Evan Davis

Post-Truth: Why we have reached peak bullshit and what we can do about it

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Public lecture co-hosted by Polis and the Institute of Public Affairs

Speaker: Evan Davis in conversation with Polis Director Charlie Beckett


Inequality in China: emotional costs and political risks

Friday 29 September 2017

LSE Media and Communications public lecture

Speaker: Wanning Sun

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Troubled democracy

Troubled Democracy: media, power and control

Friday 19 May 2017

LSE Media and Communications Symposium

This Symposium is supported by Polis, the Media Policy Project and the Noble Foundation’s Programme on Modern Poland 


In whose world are we living? The past and the future of news 

Monday 15 May 2017

LSE Alumni and Friends of LSE in the United States event

Speaker: Terhi Rantanen

PhD symposia

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Anniversary events

Our 10th Anniversary Conference

On 16th June 2013, the Department of Media and Communications at LSE celebrated its 10th Anniversary, bringing together LSE scholars with leading international figures in the field.

15th anniversary MSc Global Media & Communications

Over 100 alumni, students and colleagues attended the  seminar in the Shaw Library and the festive dinner at the Senior Common Room. The event did not only celebrate the MSc with USC, but also the double programme with Fudan University in Shanghai founded in 2008 and the new programme with the University of Cape Town, founded 2017.

10th anniversary MSc Global Media & Communications

Thanks to our fantastic LA hosts, LSE alumni Michael and Haley Miller, who hosted the gala celebration for the 10th anniversary of our MSc Global Media & Communications, with USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.