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2009

Digital Natives - The Internets Lost Tribe? A seminar on Young People and the Internet
Tuesday 24th November, 2009 - 6 pm - New Academic Building, LSE

Polis is pleased to host this event that seeks to revisit the term 'digital natives' and critically discuss a generation of users that speak the language of new technologies with ease and confidence.

Introduction from Charlie Beckett, POLIS Director

Speakers include:
Professor Sonia Livingstone, Department of Media and Communications, LSE
Professor David Buckingham, Institute of Education
Dr Chris Davies, University of Oxford
Dr Rebekah Willet, "Power relations, play and boredom in teens online interactions," Institute of Education.

Chair: Charlie Beckett, POLIS Director

Ranjana Das, POLIS Silverstone Scholar 2009, will also present her work on the day

This event is open to all, but you must RSVP: polis@lse.ac.uk|  --

 

 

'Brave New World? Children's Media Beyond Television'
Thursday, 12th November 2009

The 15th Annual Conference of the VLV Forum for Children's Broadcasting
With support from the British Board of Film Classification

Speakers: Prof Sonia Livingstone, LSE - Trends in Children's Media Use
Ben Williamson, Futurelab - children in new media landscapes
Hamish McPharlin, Decipher - changes in the digital home
Chair: Prof Maire Messenger-Davies, University of Ulster

Lunchtime Research Dialogues Series:

 

 

'Silly Citizenship' 
Thursdays, 29 October -  12:30 - 2pm

Chair: Nancy Thumim, Dept of Media and Communications, LSE
Speaker: John Hartley, Distinguished Professor, Queensland University of Technology and Visiting Professor, City University London
Discussant: Sonia Livingstone, Dept of Media and Communications, LSE

T hursdays, 29 October -  12:30 - 2pm Chair: , Dept of Media and Communications, LSESpeaker: J Distinguished Professor, Queensland University of Technology and Visiting Professor, City University LondonDiscussant: Dept of Media and Communications, LSE

 

 

The Politics of Media and Cultural Policy
Wednesday 28th October 2009- 6.30-8pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
 

Speaker: Professor Philip Schlesinger

Media and cultural policies are shaped by the few with access to political power. What role can academics play in current policy debates? Philip Schlesinger is director of the Centre for Cultural Policy Research at the University of Glasgow.

The event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. Any queries, email events@lse.ac.uk| or phone 020 7955 6043.

Media queries: please contact the Press Office if you would like to reserve a press seat or have a media query about this event, email pressoffice@lse.ac.uk| 

 

 

Media@LSE Postgraduate Workshop

Media, Communication and Information Technologies: Developing Perspectives in Social Research
12th June 2009

The second Department of Media and Communications Postgraduate Workshop took place at LSE on the 12th June 2009. The workshop, a one-day student-led event organised by the PhD students of the Department of Media and Communications, brought together research students from a great variety of universities and academic departments.

 

 

LSE Summer School lecture with the Department of Media and Communications and POLIS present:

Communication Power
Thursday 9 July, 6.30-8pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

 

Speaker Professor Manuel Castells

Chair: Professor Robin Mansell

This event marks the launch of Manuel Castells latest book, Communication Power, in which he analyses the transformation of the global media industry by the revolution in communication technologies. Castells is university professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair Professor of Communication Technology and Society at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California, and research professor of information society at the Open University of Catalonia.

There are no more tickets available for this event.  More information at www.lse.ac.uk/events| or 020 7955 6100.

 

 

Centre for the Study of Global Governance and LSE Arts Panel Discussion

The Future of Picturing the World: Documentary Films and Photojournalism in a Global Era

Wednesday 3 June 2009  :  6.30-8pm 
Old Theatre, Old Building

Speakers: Adrian Evans, Panos Pictures; Lilie Chouliaraki,| LSE and POLIS ; Renzo Martens, Artist; Sabine Selchow, LSE Fellow; Julian Stallabrass, Courtauld Institute of Art

Chair: Paul Lowe, London College of Communication

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, email arts@lse.ac.uk or phone 020 7955 6043.   Find out more...|

 

 

Department of Media and Communications / POLIS Public Lecture

The Future of Telecoms
Monday 16 March 2009 - 6.30pm - New Theatre, East Building

This event is free and open to all but pre-registration is required. To register or request more information email polis@lse.ac.uk|.

Ofcom Chief Executive Ed Richards will outline the future challenges for telecoms in an era of significant technological and economic changes, and as policy-makers increasingly highlight the growing role of communications services.

Ed Richards is chief executive of Ofcom. Prior to this he was senior policy advisor to the UK prime minister, for media, telecoms, internet and e-government.  Podcast here.|

 

 

Department of Media and Communications Public Lecture

Internet and Its Myriad Ways: an Asian perspective
Tuesday 10 February 2009, 6.30-8pm, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Speaker: Professor Arun Mahizhnan, deputy director, the Institute of Policy Studies (Singapore); discussant: Charlie Beckett, director, POLIS; chair: Professor Robin Mansell   

THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED - WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO RE-SCHEDULE

 

 

2008

Humanitarian Communication in the Global Media Age
One day symposium: Friday, 21 November 2008, 10.00-17.00,
LSE[Polis]/Copenhagen Business School

The aim of the Symposium is to debate the challenges of humanitarian communication today, with a particular focus on the moral, political and cultural implications they may have on the formation of contemporary public ethics. Keynote Speaker: Craig Calhoun (SSRC/NYU). The symposium is by invitation only. However as limited spaces are still available, please email Polis@lse.ac.uk| by Monday, 17 November

 

 

 

 

We are pleased to announce that our Public Lecture for Michelmas Term 2008 will be given by Centennial Professor Mark Poster. 

The Politics of Media and Cultural Policy

 

Department of Media & Communications Public Lecture
Speaker: Professor Philip Schlesinger
Date: Wednesday 28th October 2009
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

 

 

 

 

 

Media and cultural policies are shaped by the few with access to political power. What role can academics play in current policy debates? Philip Schlesinger is director of the Centre for Cultural Policy Research at the University of Glasgow. Audio|

 

From Digital to Analogue: Copyright Law as a Threat to Capitalism and Democracy
Monday 13th October 2008 - 6:30pm - New Theatre

Mark Poster is Centennial Professor of Film and Media Studies at LSE. He has studied and taught at the University of California, Irvine for 40 years, he will examine the controversy over copyright law, looking at the case of peer-to-peer file sharing. He will argue that a new perspective is needed to understand the implications of this form of communication, one that goes beyond the viewpoints of the media industries and the downloaders of copyrighted materials. This event will be free and open to all, with no ticket required. 
Watch the video of Mark Poster's Public Lecture| (courtesy of the LSE Information Systems and Innovation Group)

 

 

 

 

Journalism and Political Democracy in Brazil
26 June 2008 - 6-9 pm

Media for Development: the role of the press in social and political change and the launch of the book Journalism and Political Democracy in Brazil (Carolina Matos, Lexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield, 2008.  This event will take place on Thursday, 26th of June, from 6-9pm, all place have now been book, to find out about the reserve list, please click here.

 

 

 

 

Postgraduate Workshop:
Multidisciplinarity, Mediation and Media & Communications Research
15 May 2008

Department of Media and Communications Postgraduate Workshop Thursday 15 May 2008 at LSE

 

 

 

 

Law Department and Department of Media and Communications seminars
4-5 March 2008

Professor Jonathan Zittrain
(Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation, Oxford University; Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman Visiting Professor for Entrepreneurial Legal Studies, Harvard Law School; Co-Founder & Faculty Co-Director, Berkman Center for Internet and Society)

'The Future of the Internet: And How to Stop It'

Tuesday 4 March; Room D202; 17:00-18:30
Part 1: "The End of the Internet"

Wednesday 5 March; Room D502; 16:00-17:30
Part 2: "Saving the Internet from Itself"

Please click here| for further information.

 

 

 

 

Distant Suffering in the Media

Inaugural Public Lecture
Speaker: Prof. Lilie Chouliaraky
Date: Wednesday 27 February 2008, 6:30-8pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Chair: Howard Davies

Professor Lilie Chouliaraki will talk about suffering in the media, addressing the question of how far images and stories of suffering make a difference in our ways of engaging with distant sufferers.

Lilie Chouliaraki is chair in media and communications at the Department of Media and Communications and research director of POLIS at LSE.

Transcript| Audio|

Children's Media: More Harm than Good?

Date: Thursday 24 January 2008
Time: 6:30pm - 8pm
Venue:  Hong Kong Theatre
Speaker: Professor Sonia Livingstone
Chair:  Professor Robin Mansell

Public Policy is scrutinising potential media harms, given rapid expansion of the internet, fears over 'toxic' childhood, and pressing dilemmas for media regulation.  But is the media the problem or the solution?

Transcript| Audio|

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