People at Polis



Charlie Beckett, Polis Director

Charlie Beckett is the 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, BlogTwitter: @charliebeckett

Contact details: Room1.02, STC; 020 7955 7695,


Julia Ziemer, Polis Executive Manager

Julia manages the day-to-day running of Polis including the team of Polis interns, public events and fundraising.  She oversees social media for Polis, edits the Polis blog and research reports. Julia has worked previously at English PEN as Events and Development Manager, Charles Dickens Museum and the British Council.

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