Catherine Speller

Catherine Speller

Project Manager, LSE Truth, Trust & Technology Commission

Department of Media and Communications

Room No
TW2.7.01M
Office Hours
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
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About me

Catherine works on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Catherine Speller joined the Media Policy Project in January 2018 as Project Manager of the LSE Truth, Trust & Technology Commission (T3) which has been set up to identify the structural causes of media misinformation (‘fake news’) and to set out a new policy framework for tackling it. She is also editor of the Media Policy Project blog. She has worked for the Media Policy Project before, between October 2015 - August 2016 serving as editor of the MPP blog and policy briefs, and managing a Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) project focussing (in part) on algorithmic accountability and automation. Prior to joining LSE, she worked as a consultant, writing a report for UNESCO and the European Commission about self-regulatory media councils in South East Europe, and travelling to Rwanda to advise the country’s nascent media council. Before this, she spent over seven years at the UK Press Complaints Commission, including as Head of External Affairs where she liaised with civic and advocacy organizations and worked on regulatory policy and communications issues. She has a First Class degree in English from the University of Nottingham.

Expertise

media policy; press regulation; fake news; platform regulation