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This project investigates youth perspectives and priorities for Brexit negotiations through focus groups and a national YouGov survey.
Constructing AcTive CitizensHip with European Youth, is a project funded under the Young 5a stand of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.
Funded by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, this project led by Prof Sonia Livingstone seeks to address questions and evidence gaps concerning children’s conception of privacy online.
This project examines the role that communication plays in promoting and hindering community among London’s diverse populations.
Towards a pan-European knowledge platform on the effects of digital technologies on children and young people.
This is a three-year, mixed method, participatory research project explores the nature and experience of digital privacy and “data rights” of adult low-income people in the United States.
An innovative research process for producing radical data through collaborative walks. Data walking creates a process for observing, reflecting on and seeking to intervene in how data influences civic space.
The Digital Privacy & Data Literacy project is a training program that will train 600+ information and library professionals in the New York metropolitan area.
This study aims to develop new survey measures of people’s digital skills, digital engagement and outcomes of Internet use.
EU Kids Online is a multinational research network. It seeks to enhance knowledge of European children's online opportunities, risks and safety. It uses multiple methods to map children's and parents' experience of the internet, in dialogue with national and European policy stakeholders.
This esearch project focusses on understanding how the different histories and politics of European countries shape the variety of attitudes towards the crisis.
This project investigates identity management on social media by LGBTQ migrants and is funded by the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.
This project will suggest alternative futures for national news institutions by collecting and combining data and analysis from and for industry, policy-makers, and journalists working with and within European news agencies.
Global Kids Online aims to advance understanding of whether and how the internet amplifies the risks of harm to children and how to optimize digital opportunities that contribute to children’s well-being. Find out more.
Heteropolitics is a project in contemporary political theory which purports to contribute to the renewal of political thought on the ‘common’ (communities and the commons) and the political in tandem.
This project aims to co-produce a consultation model based on reflection and understanding between all groups affected by copyright policy – thereby contributing to more effective and sustainable media policy outcomes.
The Justice, Equity, and Technology Project views technological systems as critical determinants of effective collective self-governance and meaningful participation in democratic society.
Building on a successful teaching partnership which has lasted over a decade, the Department of Media and Communications and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at University of Southern California have extended their partnership into researching the profound implications of media and communications technologies for our shared futures.
With this small-scale project we aim to both present a sound and theoretically informed analysis of the various (or unison) mainstream media representations of the rise of Jeremy Corbyn as a candidate for the Labour leadership and of him as the new leader of the largest opposition party in the UK.
The project aims to further research and innovation in the area of young children’s digital literacy and creative design skills.
This research project examines new media practices in Africa and their relation to processes of change on the continent. Over the course of three years, this comparative project will carry out pioneering and innovative research on the social effects of the rapid spread of new media in Africa.
The Media Policy Project’s goal is to start conversations between policy makers, civil society actors, and media professionals about the latest media research.
MOMRO will involve developing a KEI toolkit for the GKO online platform with existing and new partners specifically designed to maximise opportunities and minimise risks online for children around the world.
Promoting Young People’s Mental Health in a Digital World.
LSE is delighted to participate in The Nurture Network (eNurture) led by Professor Sonia Livingstone as Deputy Director.
In working with the multidisciplinary team at eNurture, Sonia brings critical attention to the opportunities and risks of the digital environment for children and young people.
Funded by the NSPCC, this project will review the evidence related to outcomes and effectiveness for children’s helplines and inform the future planning of effective service delivery.
The project examines the role that the internet and digital networks can and do play in helping what might be characterized as traditional young Arab audiences to emancipate themselves from the gatekeeping functions of print and broadcast media and to co-create their own media cultures.
Polis is the LSE's media think-tank, aimed at working journalists, people in public life and students in the UK and around the world. Find out more.
Director: Professor Charlie Beckett
In this three-year project, the researchers are undertaking a series of qualitative case studies to investigate how children and young people, along with their parents, carers, mentors and educators imagine and prepare for their personal and professional futures in a digital age.
In earlier modernity the infrastructure of communication required to meet the needs of an expanding economy and society remained closely linked to (indeed co-terminous with) the spaces that were governable by nation-states, and, to a large extent also, compatible with the normative principles on which democratic nation-states were based. But what if the era of late late modernity - characterized by the embedding of internet access, and internet-based connectivity, into actions at all levels of complexity and on all scales across the world - disrupts the precarious balance?
This project examines the role of digital communication in the making of cities of refuge. More particularly, it focusses on urban communities’ digital responses to sudden, unplanned and/or unwelcome change resulting from irregular migration into the city.
The Social Theory Network links the LSE Departments of Media & Communications and Sociology, providing a platform for interdisciplinary debates on social theory.
This project is a multi-year ethnographic study that investigates how creative software learning experiences in music and video production also develop understandings of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in young people aged 14-18.
The T3 Commission will seek to identify current trends and policy or strategy opportunities and challenges. Its report will set out an agenda for policy by governments, the industry and civil society including specific recommendations.
This three year project (2015-2018) researches the rapidly growing population of infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers who are embracing online interactions via iPads, tablets and smartphones.
This project uses design methods and public engagement to investigate how to make data-based, automated decision-making understandable to people, how to communicate the processes through which automated systems operate and implications for personal data privacy and collective data governance, and to engage with complex issues of algorithmic transparency.
The goal of this project is to analyze and map the ethical practices of European hardware and software entrepreneurs, maker and hacker spaces, and community innovators.
This project explores communicative strategies and the discursive construction of the ‘people’ in Polish political discourses across the political spectrum. It evaluates how the produced image sits within the broader historical discursive production of ‘Poles’, their values and qualities.
The study aims to provide ways of reducing violence and hate speech, while retaining the most positive aspects of messaging apps. The project intends to come up with a typology of digital misinformation in India that will be helpful to regulators, technology companies, civic campaigners, those interested in media literacy and political education.
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