Current Events

The Department of Media and Communications holds numerous public events throughout the academic year. All of our events are well-attended; therefore attendees should make sure to arrive early in order to secure a seat.

Black Box Society

LSE Media and Communications Public Lecture

The Promise (and Threat) of Algorithmic Accountability

Tuesday 26 January, 6.30-8pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre

Speaker: Professor Frank Pasquale
Respondent: Professor Evelyn Ruppert

Lindsey Hilsum

Polis Public Lecture

Migrants, terror and the media: reporting & responsibilities on the front line

Thursday 11 February 2016 | 6.30-8pm | Sheikh Zayed Theatre

Speakers: Lindsey Hilsum (International Editor, Channel 4), Amol Rajan (Editor, Independent), William Wintercross (Photographer, Telegraph) and more.

David Aaronovitch

Polis Event for the LSE Literary Festival

Party Animals: growing up communist

Saturday 27 February 2016 | 11-12noon | Wolfson Theatre

Speaker:  David Aaronovitch 

José Van Dijk

LSE Law and LSE Media and Communications Annual Lecture

From a Culture of Connectivity to a Platform Society

Monday 7 March | 6.30-8pm | Sheikh Zayed Theatre

Speaker: Professor José van Dijck

Sabelo Ndlovu

LSE Africa Talks Public Lecture

"Rhodes Must Fall": South African universities as sites of struggle

Wednesday 9 March | 6.30-8pm | Hong Kong Theatre

Speaker:  Professor Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni


Polis Conference 2016: Journalism & Crisis

Thursday 21 April 2016 | New Academic Building 

Now in it’s seventh year, the Annual Polis Journalism Conference brings together academics, media professionals and students to discuss important themes affecting the world of journalism.

Free to attend, the conference attracts over 700 attendees and features over 60 speakers. Follow #Polis2016 on Twitter for updates.


Davide Morisi