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2013

Esra Dogramaci

MSc Politics & Communication

A Revisionist Turkish Identity: Power, Religion and Ethnicity as Ottoman Identity in the Turkish series Muhtesem Yüzyil

esra.dogramaci@bbc.co.uk|

I started the program in 2010 but took a leave of absence halfway through to join Al Jazeera English in Doha, Qatar, but 4 days after I arrived, the protests began in Egypt. 4 months later I arrived in Istanbul for my original assignment, which was to set up social media for Al Jazeera Turk. Extending my leave for another year, I returned to Qatar, and then back to the LSE to finish the program. While writing my dissertation I joined the BBC as a Digital Consultant to shift BBC Turkish's operations after loss of their TV broadcast partner during the Gezi protests meant they had a completely online and social presence. Now I look after the strategy for the World Service's YouTube channels, BBC Trending and make the occasional tv and radio appearance.

Personal website: https://www.youtube.com/user/esrad|

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Kanika Jha

MSc Media, Communication & Development

When James Cameron’s Na’avi replaced the Dongria Kondh: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the British Press and the representation of the protest against Vedanta Resources by the Dongria Kondh tribe

kanikajha@hotmail.com|

After completing my postgraduate degree at LSE, I was fortunate enough to start working with an International Development organisation based in New Delhi, India. I work with the Policy, Advocacy and Communications team at the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie). It is incredible how classroom learning and theoretical concepts learnt at LSE get replicated everyday at my workplace. Evaluating development interventions and framing an effective communications and policy strategy for impact evaluation studies, has made me value the modules I chose during my year at LSE. While at LSE, I also decided to complement my academic life with an internship at ARTICLE 19, a human rights NGO based in London. Who knew I would get the opportunity to act as an interim Press Officer after two months into the internship! These accomplishments have made me value my academic life at LSE. The vast number of courses and modules are enough to whet your hunger for knowledge. I would encourage prospective students to value all that the institution has to offer to you, and to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to education.


  

Ning Kang Wang

MSc Politics & Communication

Behind the Laughter: Mediating Hegemony through Humour|

I am currently a PhD student in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
    

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Paola Ycaza

MSc Politics & Communication

Freedom of the Press in Ecuador. The case of El Universo 

paola.ycaza@gmail.com|

@paolaycaza| 

Monthly columnist for El Universo (Ecuador) http://www.eluniverso.com/2012/09/17/1/1363/reduccion-riqueza.html| http://www.eluniverso.com/2012/08/20/1/1363/|hacia-unas-elecciones-polarizadas.html| http://www.eluniverso.com/2012/07/23/1/1363/autorregulacion-medios.html| http://www.eluniverso.com/2012/06/25/1/1363/comunicacion-poder.html|

 

Nan Meng

MSc Media & Communications

A study on Young Chinese Weibo Users' Participation in Politics

My blog:  http://blog.sina.com.cn/westoreast|

After completing the study at LSE, I came back to China and work for Louis Vuitton as Internal Communication Manager. Working at the world famous luxury brand, I feel that my knowledge and skills gained from LSE have been exercised to the largest extent. Internal communication is quite essential for the company to glue different departments and stores together which are otherwise scattered in 32 cities with diversified cultures and dialects. I am in charge of the intranet and an internal circulated magazine, as well as the events and seminar for LV staff. Therefore, I am able to practise 'communication' in a full dimension. Like LSE, LV has a good international atmosphere. My colleagues are from all around the world. We also work very closely with people from other zones such as Paris, New York, Sao Paolo, Tokyo, etc. My experience at LSE has prepared me to fit in and better contribute in the current working environment. I am also very glad to find our LSE alumni working at the same company. We always share the unforgettable experience at LSE together.


 

Katherine Relle

Media & Communication Governance

The Pill in Bits and Bytes: A Case Study of Oral Contraceptive Drug Discussion in Online Forums

kar94@georgetown.edu|


After completing my M.Sc. in Media & Communication Governance, I moved back to the U.S. I continued to work remotely with the London-based social media intelligence company, Human Digital, to publish a white paper discussing the utility of social media analysis for the heavily-regulated global pharmaceutical industry. The publication expands upon the research findings I collected for my own M.Sc. dissertation project. The publication will be presented in London at a panel discussion hosted by Human Digital, Polis, and Demos in January 2013. While conducting my research, I simultaneously interned at CNN International located at the CNN World Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. I interned as a Desk Editor on the International News Desk. Superstorm Sandy, the 2012 U.S. Elections, continuing violence in Syria, and the resignation of General Petraeus all brought breaking news to the Desk under conditions regulated by CNN Standards & Practices. I completed the internship in November 2012. I am currently in the process of moving to New York City to begin a career with J.P. Morgan Chase as a Regulatory Product Management Associate in the Asset Management function of the J.P. Morgan Private Bank. My M.Sc. in Media & Communication Governance allows me to contribute a unique skill set to my new role, which combines my knowledge of social science research methods, my understanding of global information flows, and my expertise in systems of governance in order to analyze and manage growing financial industry regulations.

 

 

Qianxun-Yang 

Qianxun Yang

MSc Media & Communications

qianxunyang@gmail.com|

   
 

Jinghan Zhang

MSc Media, Communication & Development

How do Chinese NGOs represent the suffering

My Facebook: Jinghan Zhang
QQ: 166213227

zhangjinghan227@gmail.com|

   
 

Rebecca Chui

MSc Media & Communication Governance

Networks, Rogues and Thievery: The Discourse of Immateriality and Materiality in the Stop Online Piracy Act Legislative Hearing

Working as a Consultant at Microsoft Ltd.

   
   

Ria Sen

MSc Media, Communication & Development

Discerning the Dominant Discourse in the World Summit on the Information Society

riasen111@gmail.com|

 

This year, I completed the MSc. in Media, Communication and Development at LSE. During my studies in London, I received a traineeship offer from the European Commission in Brussels. I have since relocated to Belgium. At the Commission, I specifically work with the Communications Unit at the European Research Council (ERC). My tasks are centred on external communication; particularly media relations, press actions, contributing to public information and press materials. I work on both print and electronic publications for the ERC. I am also involved in the use of social media, such as Twitter, for communicating about the ERC. I actively contribute to the ERC’s Newsletter, both in terms of content and compilation. Editing and proofreading are also part of my daily work. Media monitoring and analysis are other exciting parts of the job. I also provide research support on EU affairs and policies, especially those to linked to research and innovation. Studying statistical data and providing analyses is an important part of my role and I have compiled EU member-country fact sheets pertaining to the ERC. Applying all that I learnt within the classrooms of the LSE is indeed an invaluable opportunity. I believe that the LSE has been the experience of a lifetime and for this, I thank the Department of Media and Communications. I wish my classmates all the best for their future endeavours.

Yuan Pu

Media & Communication Regulation & Policy

Currently looking for a job in China.

Zuzanna Blaszkiewicz

MSc Media & Communications

Creating Scandal to Avoid Panic: How the UK Press framed the News of the World

suzie.blaszkiewicz@gmail.com|

Kenneth Gamage

MSc Media & Communications

Ken_GamageLike it? Ritual Symbolic Exchange Using Facebook's 'Like' Tool

kengamage@gmail.com|

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Cynthia-TamCynthia Tam

MSc Media & Communications

The extent to which media exposures of politicians' private lives affect the general public's judgements towards politicians.

c_y_n@hotmail.com|

I got married 2 weeks after I submitted my dissertation and after the wonderful wedding, I am now preparing to find a job in London and settle here.

Nathalie Elvasvili

MSc Media & Communications

How Turkish Financiers Navigate Work/Leisure Boundaries Blurred by Mobile Technologies

Worapoj Wongkitrungruang

MSc Media & Communications

iampedd@gmail.com| 

Chen Xu

Media & Communications

Microblogging and Public Sphere: Microblogging use for Chinese university studentsÕ political engagement

jiyuniu@hotmail.com|

Payal Kamat

MSc Politics & Communication

Different Strokes For Different Folks: A Study Of Political Camapign Development in India

kampayal@gmail.com|

Currently working at Perfect Relations, an image management consultancy in India, as an Image Manager, providing public affairs and government relations services to clients. I am also involved in parliamentary relationship building, and providing policy research assistance to the top management within the organization.

Thomas Cantor

MSc Global Media & Communications (Fudan) 2010

Viewpoint Diversity in Financial News Media: A Content Analysis of the Coverage of the Dollar Yuan Exchange Rate Dispute in Mainstream and New Media

Since completing my two masters degrees at the LSE and Fudan University, I joined a telecommunications and IT services company in Japan called KVH Co. Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boston based Fidelity Investments. I work in business development and corporate strategy, helping to expand the business beyond Japan into the wider Asia Pacific region. I have also continued my Chinese language studies, which I started at the Confucius Institute for Business London in 2009, and am aiming to pass the new HSK level 6 proficiency exam by the end of 2013.

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Kulsoom Bhat

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MSc Media, Communication & Development

Functioning of Media in Kashmir in Context of Conflict

kulsoombhat@gmail.com|

Currently working as Public Relations Officer at State's premier medical institute.. Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Govt of Jammu & Kashmir http://www.skims.ac.in/|

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