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LSE Fellow in Media & Communications Deadline:  7 June 2015

Research Officer for Horizon 2020 Project (0.8FTE) Deadline:  8 June 2015

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Lilie Chouliaraki, Professor of Media and Communications, has won the 2015 Outstanding Book Award from the International Communication Association (ICA), for her book The Ironic Spectator: solidarity in the age of post-humanitarianism (2012, Polity Press).

 
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Nick Couldry, Professor of Media, Communications and Social Theory, has been appointed as a lead coordinating author for the International Panel on Social Progress 2017 Report 'Rethinking Society for the 21st Century'. Professor Couldry will work with Professor Chua Beng Huat  (National University of Singapore) to coordinate a chapter on Media, Communication and Languages. See a full list of authors here.

 

Dr Shakuntala Banaji, Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications, has been selected as recipient of the fourth annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. See more here.

 
MSc programmes

New: Our MSc Media & Communications (Data & Society)  is taking applications. It offers an intensive, year-long exploration of the significance of data and information within contemporary societies and communications.

 

 

 

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Mobile Opportunities: Exploring positive mobile media opportunities for European children

This report by Jane Vincent looks at the transformation in the digital lives of children and the potentially positive online experiences that mobile devices present them. What can the mobile internet offer children and young people?

The report draws on research projects EU Kids Online led by LSE Professor Sonia Livingstone and Net Children Go Mobile

 
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New Forms of Digital Inequality: Disparities in offline benefits from internet use

new report questioning the assumption that using the Internet and related ICTs is beneficial for everyone was released at 12noon on 7 May 2015. Dr Ellen Helsper, explains how increased online activity doesn’t always translate into tangible outcomes. Read more here.

 
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PhD Student Cesar Jimenez-Martinez recently published Disasters as media events: the rescue of the Chilean miners on national and global television, an analysis of the narratives constructed during the live coverage of the rescue of the Chilean miners in 2010.

 
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Bart Cammaerts and PhD student Cesar Jimenez-Martinez recently published The Mediation of the Brazilian V-for-Vinegar protests: from vilification to legitimization and back?, an analysis of the role of the media during the recent demonstrations in Brazil.
 
MSc programmes

MSc Programmes

We offer several MSc degrees: MSc Media & Communications; MSc Media & Communications; MSc Media, Communication & Development; MSc Global Media & Communications (with second year in either University of Southern California or Fudan University); MSc Politics & Communication. The Department offers two MPhil/PhD programmes in Media & Communications and in New Media, Innovation & Literacy.

 
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MPhil/PhD Programmes

Interested in our doctoral programmes in Media and Communications or New Media, Innovation and Literacy? Submit your details here, including any prospective research proposals that you wish to gain feedback on from academic staff.

 
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LSE 120th Anniversary Scholarships

To celebrate the 120th anniversary of the founding of the School, LSE will be offering 120 Anniversary Scholarships for taught Master's students from the UK starting at LSE in 2015.The awards will vary in value, based on financial need, and are designed to help with fees and living costs. The minimum award will be £3,000 and the maximum award will be worth £25,000.

 

Is the future of democracy on the web?

Professor Conor Gearty, Director, Institute of Public Affairs and Dr Nick Anstead, Assistant Professor, Media and Communications department discuss the relationship between the internet, the Government and politics. They discuss examples of institutions using the internet in the UK and Germany, the benefits and failures of these initiatives and how we can use the internet for meaningful political engagement.

What does it mean to be a citizen?

Dr Shakuntala Banaji discusses different types of citizenship, and what it means to be a citizen.Why are young people so disengaged and how can we entice them to become active citizens? Who defines what it means to be a good citizen?

Media Industries and Production in China - LSE Research in Mandarin

Dr Bingchun Meng talks to Dr Catherine Xiang about her research in communication governance and media production in the context of globalization and technological shifts.They also discuss the empowering potential of digital networks in new communicative practices, and the obstacles to this empowerment.

Children's Rights in the Digital Age - Sonia Livingstone Public Lecture

Recorded on 11 February 2015, Sonia Livingstone explored whether children’s rights are enhanced or undermined by access to the internet. A blog post by Professor Livingstone also entitled Children’s Rights in the Digital Age can be viewed at the LSE Media Policy Project blog.

Gearty Grilling: Sonia Livingstone - are our children safe online?

Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Media and Communications, discusses the challenges of keeping children safe online.

Gearty Grilling: Lilie Chouliaraki on Media Ethics & Humanitarianism

Professor Lilie Chouliaraki discusses the moral implications of the use of celebrities by humanitarian organisations.

 
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