Events archive 2014


The Global Public Sphere

Wednesday 26 November 2014, 6.30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building  Speaker: Dr Ingrid Volkmer. Discussant: Professor Mary Kaldor. Chair: Professor Nick Couldry

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RECAP: 2014 Polis Journalism Conference

The 5th Polis Journalism Conference on the topic of Transparency and Accountability was the biggest and most successful yet. The LSE now hosts the UK's most important annual gathering of international journalists.

There were at least 700 attendees throughout the day to watch more than 40 speakers from the media industry. Highlights of the conference included keynotes by Alan Rusbridger, Editor of the Guardian and Ian Katz, Editor of BBC Newsnight in conversation with Krishnan Guru-Murthy of Channel 4 News. Other panellists included Cathy Newman of Channel 4 News, Tom Giles of BBC Panorama and Luke Lewis, Editor of Buzzfeed UK. Visit our blog for more information on the conference schedule and for speaker biographies and interviews.

The conference also generated significant buzz on social media including 661 tweets by over 400 Twitter users and our conference hashtag #polis14 was trending on twitter for the entire day. 

Podcasts and video of the conference will be available on the Polis blog. You can also check out photos of the conference on our Facebook page as well as on our blog. 

Thank you to all speakers, participants and volunteers for making the day such a success. We look forward to seeing you next year!


A 21st Century BBC

Monday 23rd June 2014, 6:30pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, NAB     Speaker: Diane Coyle. Chair: Professor Charlie Beckett.


Caring in Crisis

Saturday 7th June 2014, 9:30am, Room 153, Birkbeck Main Building Researchers: Dr Shani Orgad, Dr Bruna Seu. Panelists: Professor Sonia Livingstone, Brendan Gormley, Professor Paul Hoggett, Professor Mark Levine, Professor Kate Nash and Glen Tarman. Keynote speaker: Professor Peter Singer. 


2014 PhD Symposium

Thursday 5th June 2014, 09:00am, Graham Wallas Room               Power in Media and Communications: Change or Continuity? 


Rethinking the Mediatization of Politics: Politics and Policy, government and governmentality, citizenship and activism

Friday 25th and Saturday 26th April 2014, New Academic Building Keynote speakers: Jay Blumler, CajaThimm 

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2014 Polis Journalism Conference

Friday 28th March 2014, 8.30am, New Academic Building           Several panelists


'Our Beloved Sudan' Film Screening and Q&A

Wednesday 19th March 2014, 6pm, CLM 6.02                              Speaker: Taghreed Elsanhouri. Chair: Dr Wendy Willems

Baroness Onora O'Neill of Bengarve

Ethics and the Media: After the Leveson Inquiry

Thursday 13th February 2014, 6.30pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, NAB Speaker: Baroness O'Neill. Respondents: Professor George Brock, Gavin Millar. Chair: Professor Nick Couldry