People at Polis

Charlie Beckett, Polis Director

CharlieBeckettStaffCharlie Beckett is the first director of Polis. He has 20 years of experience with LWT, BBC and ITN's Channel 4 News. He broadcasts and writes regularly on media and political affairs and is the author of SuperMedia: Saving Journalism So It Can Save The World (Blackwell, 2008) and more recently, 'WikiLeaks: News In The Networked Era' (Polity, 2012). He teaches at the LSE. He is also a trustee for The Media Society, Article 19 and the International Development Institute.

Further information: LSE Staff Page|, Blog|Twitter|: @charliebeckett

Contact details: Room 1.02, STC; 020 7955 7695, c.h.beckett@lse.ac.uk|

Professor Lilie Chouliaraki, POLIS Research Director 

LilieProfessor Chouliaraki is the Polis Research Director. Her research focuses on media and ethics, particularly key debates around the role of the media in shaping global civil society and cosmopolitan citizenship. She will be leading Polis' programme of work on humanitarian and development communications and the media. It builds on her previous work on distant suffering in television news, The Spectatorship of Suffering (Sage, 2006). Her most recent works include 'The Ironic Spectator: Solidarity in the Age of Post-Humanitariansim' (Polity, 2012) and 'Self-mediation:New Media, Citizenship and Civil Selves' (Routledge, 2012).

Further information: LSE Staff Page|

Contact details: l.chouliaraki@lse.ac.uk|

Professor Robin Mansell, Member POLIS Advisory Board

RobinMansellStaffProfessor Robin Mansell is Chair in New Media and the Internet, LSE, and Head of Department of Media and Communications. She has a special interest in research on the governance of new technologies and social networks and on the relationships between technological innovation, social transformation and the causes and consequences of social inequality.

Further information: LSE Staff Page|

Contact details: r.e.mansell@lse.ac.uk|

Dr Damian Tambini, Member POLIS Advisory Board

Damian_Tambini1Dr. Damian Tambini is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications at theLSE. Damian's current research focuses on the governance and regulation of media and communication. He is currently running a POLIS research project on the practice, ethics and regulation of financial and business journalism.

Further information: LSE Staff Page|

Contact details: d.tambini@lse.ac.uk|