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Media@LSE Working Paper Series

This series aims to address the social, political, economic and cultural context of media and communications from a range of perspectives, and contributions are welcomed from academics and PhD students.  In addition, the Media@LSE Dissertations Series is published once a year in Michaelmas term.



47. Do social media transform journalism? A case study of the Tarik Z Twitter storm (2017). Fadi Hirzalla, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Lidwien van de Wijngaert, Radboud University; Liesbet van Zoonen, t Erasmus University Rotterdam.

46. The Mediated Commemoration of Migrant Deaths at European Borders (2017). Karina Horsti,  Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä.

45.  Writing Practices in London: Dissensus and consensus over the urban surfaces (2017). Laura Guimarães Corrêa, Social Communication Department at Federal University of Minas Gerais, and International Centre of Semiotics and Communications.

44.  Visions of Hi-Fi Life in Midcentury Media. The LP as Pedagogical Object (2017). Janet L. Borgerson, Cass Business School, City, University of London & Jonathan E. Schroeder, School of Communication, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York.

43. An Impending Crisis of Imagination. Data-Driven Personalization in Public Service Broadcasters (2017). Karin van Es, Utrecht University.

42. Mediatization and sexuality: An invitation to a deep conversation on values, communicative sexualities, politics and media (2017). Sander De Ridder, Research Foundation Flanders, and Centre for Cinema and Media Studies, Ghent University.


41. Peer-to-Peer Law: Further Reflections (2016). Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Institute for Communication Sciences (ISCC), Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France. 

40.  Pioneer Communities: Collective Actors in Deep Mediatisation (2016) Andreas Hepp, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany. 

39. The Guardian: Game of Editions (2016) Colleen Murrell, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

38. Family as mediation - A Caribbean perspective (2016) Anthea Henderson, Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica. 


37. Parents' reflections upon mediating older teens' online gaming practices (2015) Lelia Green, School of Communications and Arts, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia; Leslie Haddon, Department of Media and Communications at LSE, UK.

36. Cyberbullying from a socio-ecological perspective: A contemporary synthesis of findings from EU Kids Online (2015) Anke Görzig, Department of Psychology, University of West London, UK; Hana Machackova, Institute for Research of Children, Youth, and Family, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

35. The practice of participation: Youth's vocabularies around on-and offline civic and political engagement (2015) Giovanna Mascheroni, Department of Sociology, Università Cattolica of Milan, Italy.

34. The policy challenge of content restrictions: How private actors engage the duties of states (2015) Monica Horten, Department of Media and Communications, LSE, UK.

33. Emotions and digital technologies: Mapping the field of research in media studies (2015) Javier Serrano-Puche, School of Communication, University of Navarra, Spain.

32. Mediatized Extreme Right Activism and Discourse: The Case of 'The Immortals' (2015) Rikke Alberg Peters, Department of Aesthetics and Communication, Aarhus University, Denmark.


31. Peer-To-Peer Law: Distribution as a Design Principle for Law (2014) Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France.

30. Governing the Homo Economics: Changing representations of the consumer in Finnish bank advertisements in the 1970s and 1980s (2014) Liina Puustinen, Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland.

29. Use of information and communication technologies by Latin American children and adolescents: The interactive generations case (2014) Charo Sádaba, School of Communication, University of Navarra, Spain

28. Investigating Outcomes of Online Engagement (2014)  Alexander van Deursen, University of Twente, Jan van Dijk, University of Twente, Netherlands and Ellen Helsper, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

27The Fabric of Social Media: An Introduction (2014) Shenja van der Graaf, iMinds-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.


26. Sharing, collaborative consumption and Web 2.0 (2013) Nicholas A. John, Department of Communication and Journalism, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

25. Media and Communication Studies in the UK: The LSE as a case study (2013) Núria Almiron Roig, Faculty of Comunicación, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

24.  The Next Generation Network: The consequences of technological and economic changes for media and communications policy in Brazil (2013) Walter Tadahiro Shima, Federal University of Parana, Brazil


23. Suffering as a discipline? Scholarly accounts on the current and future state of research on media and suffering (2012) Stijn Joye, Department of Communication Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium


22. The Political and Cultural Dynamics of United Nations Media Scandals: from Waldheim to Annan (2011), Ingrid A. Lehmann, Department of Communication at the University of Salzburg, Austria

21. Media, Home and Diaspora (2011), John Budarick, Department of English,  Communications and Performance Studies at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia



20. From vinyl to one/zero and back to scratch:
Independent Belgian Micro labels in search of an ever more elusive fan base (2010), Bart Cammaerts, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political science, UK

19. (De)Politicizing Information Technology: Towards an Inclusionary Perspective (2010), Dipankar Sinha, Calcutta University, India 

18. What's wrong with media monopolies? A lesson from history and a new approach to media ownership policy (2010), Steven Barnett, University of Westminster, UK


17. The Politics of Media and Cultural Policy (2009), Philip Schlesinger, Centre for Cultural Policy Research at the University of Glasgow, UK

16. The Globalization of Chinese Television: The Role of the Party State (2009), Hong Zhang, College of Media and International Culture of Zhejiang University, China

15. How deep are different forms of digital skills divide among young people? Results from an extensive survey of 1000 northern-Italian high school students (2009), Marco Gui, Department of Sociology, University of Milano-Bicocca, and Gianluca Argentin, Department of Sociology, University of Milano-Bicocca

14. Megatextuality: Re-enunciating media intertextuality in the age of global media discourse (2009), Mehita Iqani, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political science, UK


13. "I can't believe you just said that": Figuring gender and sexuality in Little Britain (2008), Deborah Finding, Gender Institute, London School of Economics and Political science, UK


12. Media and Senses of Place: On Situational and Phenomenological Geographies (2007), Shaun Moores, Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland, UK

11. Property Right or Development Strategy?: Protection of Foreign Copyright in 19th Century America and contemporary China (2007), Bingchun Meng, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political science, UK

10. UK Children Go Online: Balancing the Opportunities against the Risks (2007), Sonia Livingstone, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political science, UK

9. The Spiral of Invisibility: Social Control in the South Korean Blogosphere (2007), Jeong Kim, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political science, UK


8. The Unbearable Lightness of Full Participation in a Global Contest: WSIS and Civil Society Participation (2005), Bart Cammaerts, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, and Nico Carpentier, Communications Studies Departments, Catholic University of Brussels (KUB), and Free University of Brussels (VUB), Belgium

7. Urban Tapestries: Experimental Ethnography, Technological Identities and Place (2005), Roger Silverstone and Zoetanya Sujon, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK


6. Media, Flows and Places (2003), Shaun Moores, Department of Arts, Design, Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland, UK

5. The Life and Afterlife Crises of Saribas Iban Television (2003), John Postill, Bremen University, Germany

4. The Changing Nature and Uses of Media Literacy (2003), Sonia Livingstone, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

3. Uncertain Futures: Public Service Television and the Transition to Digital - A Comparative Analysis of the Digital Television Strategies of the BBC and Channel 4 (2003), Georgina Born, Emmanuel College and Faculty of Social and Political Sciences,University of Cambridge

2. Media, Symbolic Power and the Limits of Bourdieu's Field Theory (2003), Nick Couldry, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK


1. Nostalgia, Radio Listening and Everyday life (2001), Jo Tacchi, Centre for Media Policy and Practice, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.