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,


Michael Etheridge, Polis Executive Manager

Michael manages the day-to-day running of Polis including the team of Polis interns, public events and fundraising. He oversees social media for Polis, edits the Polis blog and research reports.

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