News archive 2007



Canadian research institute Media@McGill is a hub of research, scholarship and public outreach on issues and controversies in media, technology and culture. Based in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University, this new media research forum is profiled here at our website because we welcome the idea that 'Media@lse' now has a 'sister' logo designating another high quality centre for critical research and teaching in our field.


PhD Scholarship: Media, Ethics and Cosmopolitanism

The Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, and the LSE Department of Media and Communications invite applications to spend 12 months from October 2007 and another 6 months from October 2009 at LSE, for the remaining 18 months the candidate will be at Copenhagen Business School as a part of the Department of Intercultural Communication and Management's Media Hub.

This PhD call invites research proposals that explore the relationship between mediation and cosmopolitanism across media technologies (print, electronic or new) and media practices (production, dissemination or consumption), with a specific emphasis on the ethical dimensions of mediation. The scholarship, granted by the Danish Research Council, will fund a PhD project that i) investigates the ways different media technologies, practices and representations negotiate tensions between the private and the public, the proximal and the distant, the self and the 'other'; ii) discusses the implications that such technologies practices and representations may bear on our ethical orientation vis a vis distant others and iii) reflects on the possibilities for transforming and improving such technologies, practices and/or representations in line with the vision of a cosmopolitan public space.

The PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years and salary will be in accordance with the Danish Ministry of Finance's agreement.

Application deadline: Friday 2 March 2007, at 12:00 noon.

For further information please see CBS website, or contact Professor Lilie Chouliaraki, tel.: +45 2247 7455


IAMCR 50th anniversary

Professor Robin Mansell, President of the IAMCR, announced that the IAMCR website for the 50th anniversary conference at UNESCO, in Paris, has been activated and is fully operational for registration, payment on-line and accommodation services as of 1st March 2007, the date when participants will start being notified about their abstract proposals. Details at:|


Silverstone Fellowship in Global Journalism

We are now inviting applications for the Silverstone Fellowship for 2007/08.

This Fellowship, in the sum of £5,000 annually, is awarded in honour of the late Professor Roger Silverstone, Head of the Department of Media and Communications. The Fellowship is attached to POLIS, the forum for debate and research into international journalism and society in the Department. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct research into international journalism.

Please send a CV and  500 word proposal for your research: Laura Kyrke-Smith, Assistant to the Director, POLIS by 1 June 2007.

Information on the Silverstone Fund and how you can contribute, here.

Information on the Silverstone Fellowship and how to apply, here.


Prof. Mansell invited to participate in a panel organized by the UN

Robin Mansell| was invited by the President of the UN General Assembly to participate in the Third Informal Thematic Debate on 'Civilizations and the Challenge for Peace: Obstacles and Opportunities' in the panel on the 'responsibility of the media' in New York on 11th May 2007. She spoke to the topic 'crossing boundaries with new media'. Watch the webcast here|.

Prof. Livingstone leads a working group in Leipzig

Sonia Livingstone 9-11 May 2007. For information on EU Kids Online, see |