Professor Roger Silverstone (15 June 1945 - 16 July 2006)
Convenor, Department of Media and Communications, LSE
The faculty, staff and students mourn the sudden passing of Roger Silverstone, who died peacefully on 16 July surrounded by his family. Roger had undergone corrective surgery but died of complications on Sunday morning. This news came as a profound shock to all of us in Roger's Department of Media and Communications, the wider LSE community, and will deeply affect very many people around the world whose lives were touched by Roger.
Jennifer Silverstone announced the establishment of the Silverstone Fund, the aim of which is to create a Silverstone Prize for Excellence in Global Journalism.
Jennifer Silverstone and her family would like to extend their thanks to everyone who has posted tributes on this site, "We are much supported by knowing how much Roger meant to so many people at this terribly sad and difficult time".
Click on the links below for more on the life and work of Roger Silverstone
Tributes - Read the email tributes and condolences from Roger's friends and colleagues
Obituaries and Posthumous Reviews
Morality and Media in the 21st Century - A panel discussion in celebration of the work of Professor Roger Silverstoneat LSE on Monday 16th October 2006
Media and Morality: On the Rise of the Mediapolis - Roger's new book
Recent Article in LSE Magazine
POLIS Silverstone Scholar
Polis is delighted to announce that the first Polis Silverstone Scholar has been selected. This award is for an international journalist studying an aspect of global journalism. The recipient will contribute to the work of Polis and publish a short paper based on their work. They will also contribute to teaching and other Polis activities including the Polis Summer School.
The recipient Nina Bigalke is conducting a research project on the new international news channel Al Jazeera English. She will be examining its production methods and editorial policies and investigating the role of channels like AJE in the changing global communications culture.
Next year Nina will be contributing to a public Polis seminar on Al Jazeera English, details of which will follow in the New Year.
The Silverstone scholarship was founded in the memory of the late Professor Roger Silverstone, Head of the Media and Communications Department at LSE and the moving spirit behind the creation of Polis. His last book Media and Morality: On The Rise Of The Mediapolis is a call for a better understanding of the importance of global news.
More details about Polis here.