The Polis Journalism Summer School is run by Polis and the Department of Media and Communications as part of the LSE Summer School. You will spend a period of three weeks being taught by senior LSE media academics along with daily guest lectures by leading journalism practitioners. You will study the latest trends in international news media and how it impacts on the world around us.
IR245: International Journalism and Society - The Role of the Media in the Modern World
Session Dates: July 6th-24th, 2015
Course Convener: Professor Charlie Beckett
Lecturer: Dr Shani Orgad
Prerequisites: An interest in contemporary journalism and international politics and fluent understanding of written and spoken English. This course is suitable for professionals and activists working in journalism or media-related fields as well as students from all backgrounds. Participants should have studied at least one introductory course in either political science, international relations, sociology, economics or media and communications.
This course is a unique opportunity to benefit from the LSE’s outstanding research into modern journalism, combined with talks by pioneering media professionals. It is taught by leading academics, including Professor Charlie Beckett who was an award-winning senior journalist with the BBC and who currently runs the LSE’s international journalism think-tank, Polis. Every day there will a lecture by a senior academic who teaches the LSE’s post-graduate media and communications course. And every day there will also be a guest talk by a leading media practitioner giving you an insight into cutting edge news media around the world. The seminars will encourage you to think and act like a journalist facing all the dramatic ethical and technological challenges of reporting the complex and dangerous world we live in.