Branding Consumer Citizens: Gender and the Emergence of Brand Culture
A talk by Professor Sarah Banet-Weiser from USC Annenberg
Monday 10th December - 1-2pm
Sarah Banet-Weiser is a Professor in the School of Communication at USC Annenberg and the department of American Studies and Ethnicity. Her teaching and research interests include feminist theory, race and the media, youth culture, popular and consumer culture, and citizenship and national identity. She teaches courses in culture and communication, gender and media, youth culture, feminist theory and cultural studies.
Department's 2012 research newsletter now available
The Department's 2012 research newsletter is now available for download [PDF]. The newsletter offers a snapshot of new findings, recently published books, research developments, doctoral student news and more.. The newsletter offers a snapshot of new findings, recently published books, research developments, doctoral student news and more.
Lara Farrar featured on Huffington Post site
Read this article on Lara Farrar, an LSE Department of Media & Communications Alumni who featured in the renowned American news website, The Huffington Post.
Sonia Livingstone receives Family Online Safety Institute award
Professor Sonia Livingstone received the Family Online Safety Instituteaward for Outstanding Achievement, at an awards ceremony at the FOSI Sixth Annual Conference in Washington DC, on 14 November 2012.award for Outstanding Achievement, at an awards ceremony at the FOSI Sixth Annual Conference in Washington DC, on 14 November 2012.
The Ironic Spectator: Solidarity in the Age of Post-Humanitarianism
This path-breaking book explores how solidarity towards vulnerable others is performed in our media environment. It argues that stories where famine is described through our own experience of dieting or where solidarity with Africa translates into wearing a cool armband tell us about much more than the cause that they attempt to communicate. They tell us something about the ways in which we imagine the world outside ourselves.
Interview with Social Science Bites
Sonia Livingstone was interviewed about children and the internet for Sage’s Social Science Bites. Listen to the podcast here.
People's Radio: Communicating Change across Africa
This new book offers insights into using radio as a tool for community engagement in development. It is relevant to global discourses on communication and development.
Linje Manyozo demonstrates how elusive participation can become if implemented without adequate consideration of power relationships within indigenous and local knowledge systems.
New from EU Kids Online
Towards a better internet for children: findings and recommendations from EU Kids Online to inform the CEO coalition (1st June 2012): findings and recommendations from EU Kids Online to inform the CEO coalition (1st June 2012)
Listen to Sonia Livingstone's presentation: 'Understanding the relation between risk and harm: theory, evidence and policy regarding children's internet use': 'Understanding the relation between risk and harm: theory, evidence and policy regarding children's internet use'
Book to be published on 18th July - Children, risk and safety on the internet: research and policy challenges in comparative perspective
Visit www.eukidsonline.net for all reports and project information. for all reports and project information.
Media Policy Project
On Wednesday 18 July 2012 the Leveson Inquiry will hear evidence from Dr Damian Tambini and the Media Policy Project. Watch live here: http://www.levesoninquiry.org.uk/hearings/
'Sexting' from peers more concerning than 'stranger danger' to young people warns the NSPCC
A new in depth study launched by the NSPCC reveals the level that 'sexting' has reached among teenagers with schoolgirls facing increasing pressure to provide sexually explicit pictures of themselves. The full report may be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/Mn9PBn
The Class - newly funded MacArthur project
Sonia Livingstone's work on The Class in the newly funded MacArthur project on Connected Learning has just launched. The Connected Learning Research Network joins a series of innovative new projects seeking a common approach for how to expand educational opportunity in the digital age. For more about the connected learning community, visit www.connectedlearning.tv and www.clrn.dmlhub.net.
New UKCCIS report
This new report from UKCCIS's Evidence Group, "IDENTIFYING VULNERABLE CHILDREN ONLINE AND WHAT STRATEGIES CAN HELP THEM", reveals the latest findings from researchers, clinicians and child protection experts on what makes some children vulnerable on the internet.
Global Media & Communications graduates at USC Annenberg 11th May, 2012: As part of the University of Southern California's 129th Commencement Ceremonies, USC Annenberg celebrated the conferral of degrees to 872 students including graduates of the MSc/MA Global Media & Communications.
Department's students on how western media portray China
Our students offering insights to Al Jazeera on how western media portray China: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2012/05/201251814636528565.html
Two Lectureships in Media and Communications
Applications are invited from outstanding candidates in the field. Closing data is 12th April 2012.
"Gender, Migration and the Media: Politics of Representation in a Mediated World"
Myria Georgiou edits an Ethnic and Racial Studies special issue.
Self-Mediation: New Media, Citizenship and Civil Selves
Lilie Chouliaraki (ed), Routledge, 2012
Blogs, YouTube, citizen journalism, social networking sites and museum interactivity are today hailed as a new, playful form of citizenship that enhances democratic participation and cosmopolitan solidarity. But is this celebration of self-mediation justified or premature?
Mediatization in transcultural and transnational perspectives
We encourage contributions on mediatization from different academic perspectives. Please send your abstracts (not more than 300 words) by Sunday 15th January 2012 to one of the organisers, Andreas Hepp or Sonia Livingstone.
Administrator posts (MSc & Research) - deadline 20th January 2012
We are seeking to appoint two enthusiastic administrators (MSc and Research) with excellent communication and IT skills. Candidates must have relevant experience working in an administration post and be able to demonstrate first rate organisational skills and attention to detail.
New Visiting Fellow
Our new Visiting Fellow, Aleks Krotoski - academic, journalist, social psychology enthusiast and Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute - muses on the challenges of distinguishing fact from fiction during social media data analysis, citing the London riots as a prime example. Available at: http://bit.ly/z5doBK
Winning Film at Campus MovieFest!
MSc Global Media & Communications student Yuliya Kogay was on the team that produced "Mind The Gap", one of nine UK finalists in the world's largest student film festival. Watch the film here: http://www.campusmoviefest.com/uk/awardwinners
Article by Noam Schimmel on Attributive Justice
Times Higher Education Supplement, 26/01/2012, p.42
Media Regulation: Governance and the Interests of Citizens and Consumer
Peter Lunt and Sonia Livingstone, Sage, 2012
Lunt and Livingstone incisively lay bare shifts in governance and the new role of the public sphere which implicate self-regulation, the public interest, the role of civil society and the changing risks and opportunities for citizens and consumers.
What role do media play in individual and collective processes of cultural change? IR140 Global Communications, Citizens and Cultural Politics explores this question in relation to identity, urbanisation, culture and politics.
Social Imaginaries of Communication Technology
Professor Robin Mansell lectures on 'Social Imaginaries of Communication Technology' and Professor Cees Hamelink on 'Communication and the Escalation of Evil', both at Roskilde University, Denmark, 27 January 2012.
2011 MSc Dissertation Series
14 top-quality MSc dissertations from our 2011 graduates now available online in the MSc Dissertation Series as part of our Electonic Working Papers Series..