Dr Shakuntala Banaji|, winner of a 2013 Major Review Award, talks to the LSE Teaching & Learning Centre about her passion for teaching: “Teaching is probably the thing I enjoy most about my working life. I like preparing - the challenge of thinking about a new topic and putting it together in a coherent framework for students". See here|


A Necessary Disenchantment: myth, agency and injustice in the digital age|  

At his inaugural lecture on the 21st November 2013, Professor Couldry| challenged some ‘digital age’ myths about how we gather on social media platforms and the value of ‘big data’, and the new forms of agency and injustice emerging alongside them. 

Nick Couldry is professor of media, communications and social theory and author of Media, Society, World.



Gender, Migration and the Media|

Edited by Myria Georgiou|, Routledge, November 2012

This volume brings together a number of experts who explore conceptual and policy challenges, as well as empirical realities, associated with gender and migration in highly mediated societies. The need to more systematically address the gendered experience of migration, especially in relation to political and cultural representation, is in the core of the discussions that unfold in this book.

The book's chapters address a number of critical questions in relation to the representation of women as members of communities and as outsiders in culturally diverse societies. In doing so, the collection pays particular attention to the sphere of media and communications. Mediated communication has become crucially important in the construction of meanings of identity and citizenship, while the media have taken centre stage in framing debates on migration, border control and gender representations in culturally diverse societies.

Gender, Migration and the Media presents a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary understanding of the practices and the consequences of mediated communication for identity and citizenship.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.



Polis StockWell Communications Research Prize|

Polis is pleased to announce a new student research prize in conjunction with StockWell Communications|, a leading London-based strategic communications firm.

The Polis/StockWell Communications Research Prize|, worth £1,000, will be awarded for the best research proposal on the topic of 'Corporate Reputation, Media and Society'.


Job Advert - LSE Fellow|

The Department of Media and Communications is recruiting an LSE Fellow. Applications for a fixed term post with immediate start until 30th September 2014 will be considered from outstanding candidates in media and communications. .

Applications are particularly welcome from those specialising in critical approaches to media, communication.

The closing date for receipt of applications is November 20th.

More details about the application requirements and process are available here|

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Applications open for Departmental Internships|

The Department offers a limited number of research and event internships for students and recent graduates. There are three strands in the scheme that students and recent graduates can apply for: POLIS internships; Departmental Research Internships; LSE Media Policy Project internships. All internships are unpaid unless external funding becomes available. Interns are required to work flexibly, normally for not more than the equivalent of one day per week. If you would like to apply for one of these internships,please fill out the application form here| by 9am, October 14th.


Job Vacancy - Research Assistant, Media Policy Project|

10.5 hours per week

Fixed term to 31 December 2014, Salary: £26,846 to £31,074 per annum pro rata

Candidates to work on the Media Policy Project| should have:

- A proven track record in both writing and editing.

- Knowledge of media policy issues.

- Preferably, some previous experience in public information roles. 


Job Vacancy - Research Assistant|

Starting 1st November 2013, £26,846 per annum inclusive, pro rata

The Department of Media and Communications is pleased to invite applications for a Research Assistant to work with Dr Myria Georgiou| and Prof Sonia Livingstone| on the project ‘Community through digital connectivity? Communication infrastructure in multicultural London’. The project will examine the role that communication plays in promoting and hindering community among London’s diverse populations.


Berkman Center Announces 2013-2014 Community|

Prof Sonia Livingstone| has been awarded a Faculty Fellowship at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University (2013-2014). Sonia will be writing her book on “The Class: Living and Learning in the Digital Age”, based on her work with the Connected Learning Research Network.  


Vacancy: LSE Fellow: Fixed Term 12 months:|

Part-time or Full Time. Application deadline 29th July. You should have experience in teaching in the field of media and communications, preferably in team teaching at the Master’s level.


Job vacancy - Assistant to POLIS Thinktank Director|

Salary: £26,430 - £30,617. Fixed term for one year. You should have relevant experience working in an administration post. Experience in event management and fund-raising will be beneficial.


Prof Sonia Livingstone| talks to APA Society for Media Psychology and Technology| about internet safety for children.


Short Film Competition|

This year, we piloted a competition for our MSc students. We asked the students to “show the world a day in the life of a Media and Communications student at LSE.” Our aim? To share the Department experience with everyone, to encourage others to join us and to demonstrate our creativity and expertise- and who best to do this than our own students!


TEN YEARS of Dizzying Media|

Charlie Beckett| celebrates the Department’s tenth birthday with a race through the extraordinary transformation in media in its first decade in the current edition of LSE Connect|, LSE’s alumni magazine.


News from EU Kids Online|

Enhancing Knowledge Regarding European Children's Use, Risk and Safety Online. New! European evidence base – now doubled in size. See here|

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Professor Robin Mansell| spoke on Open Development and the Information Society at the Fourth Ministerial Conference on the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean|, in Montevideo, 5 April 2013. See her summary of Open Development here|


Professor Robin Mansell| was keynote speaker at the Conference on Open Development - 25 Years of the Information Society in LAC 2000-2025, sponsored by Fundacion Comunica and IDRC in Montevideo, 2-3 April 2013, on 'Imagining the Internet: Open, Closed or In Between?', see video here| (bottom of page).



Best European Journal of Communication article of 2012 – March 2013|

Every year the editors of the EJC award a prize for the best article published in the previous year's volume. We are delighted that the award for 2012 will go to Bart Cammaerts| for his article 'Protest logics and the mediation opportunity structure', published in issue 27/2 (June, 2012).

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Journalism Studies March 2013 - Cosmopolitanism and the new news media|

Lilie Chouliaraki| and Bolette Blaagaard - The Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, the Haiti earthquake, the Iran elections: How are technology and power reconfiguring the cosmopolitanising potential of reporting


Video-sharing sites top the ranking of risky online platforms for children|

Video-sharing sites like YouTube are considered by children to be more risky than any other online platform, with pornography and violent content topping the list of their concerns about use of the web.