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News archive 2014

Media@LSE Visiting Professor Philip Schlesinger has been appointed to UK regulator OFCOM’s Media Content panel. Congratulations to Professor Schlesinger from the whole Department on this very important appointment.

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The StockWell Communications/Polis Research Prize

This year’s Prize will be launched with a presentation by Mr Anthony Silverman, Partner at StockWell Communications. If you are interested in applying please attend next week’s talk as the application process and requirements will be explained.

Date: Wednesday 19 November

Time: 13:00-14:00pm

Room: G06, 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields

Assistant Professor in Media and Communications  


Salary: £50,891. Please see advert for details. Closes: 31st October 2014. Applicants should demonstrate research excellence and a commitment to developing critical ways to theorise and research empirically the relationships between media and communications technologies and the social world.

Media@LSE Working Paper Series 

View and download a selection of working academic papers from a variety of contributors, both internal and external to the Department.

Sonia Livingstone's new grant, Preparing for a Digital Future, is part of Connected Learning, a way to approach education in the 21st century that takes advantage of today's abundance of information and social connection, and recipient of a $4.9 million grant.
Alex Free – a PhD student in the department – recently published‘Development’, profiles and prospects: labour in Kenya's outsourced call centres (Critical African Studies) an analysis of the development legacy of Kenya's outsourced call centre sector.

New Trajectories in Media and Communications Research #lsemc10

In 2013, LSE's Department of Media and Communications celebrated its tenth anniversary with an international one-day conference bringing together some of the world's leading media theorists.


Assistant to POLIS Thinktank Director

We are looking for an enthusiastic office assistant with excellent communication and IT skills to provide administrative support for the Director of Polis. You should be able to demonstrate an interest in journalism, along with relevant experience working in an administration post, and very importantly, you must be able to demonstrate first rate organisational skills. Closing date for applications is 15/09/2014.


Governing Digital Spaces

The "Governing Digital Spaces: Issues of Access, Freedom and Privacy" plenary at the 2014 IAMCR dealt with internet governance. Video recordings of the presentations by Robin Mansell are online now. 


Silverstone Scholarship Awarded to MSc Global Media and Communications student Andrew Crosby

Andrew Crosby was awarded the 2014 Silverstone Scholarship for his research proposal on how Facebook users think about how social media fits into their lives. What do you think of when you think of Facebook? He asks. Below is a short excerpt of Andrew's proposal and you can read it in full on our Polis blog.


We are delighted to announce that Professor Sonia Livingstone has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Montreal. The award will be presented to Professor Livingstone in a Convocation of the University of Montreal’s Arts and Sciences Faculty on October 29th.

Many congratulations to Professor Livingstone in receiving this honour.


Postdoctoral Research Officer, Department of Media and Communications

Full-time for two years

£33,450 to £36,520 per annum

The Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science is advertising for a postdoctoral researcher to work on a timely and original research project into parenting and childhood in the digital era. Applications are invited from outstanding candidates with a PhD in the fields of media and  communications, education, childhood studies or allied social sciences.

Department Research Bulletin - May 2014

See what faculty members have been researching in 2014 so far, along with prospective research opportunities and forthcoming events.


Professor Robin Mansell’s new UNESCO report, Renewing the Knowledge Societies Vision for Peace and Sustainable Development, is available here

Online risk, harm and vulnerability: Presentation slides updated UK risk data (and press release

QS World University Ranking rate the London School of Economics as the best place in the UK to study media and communications and #2 worldwide.


On Tuesday 4 March, Professor Sonia Livingstone collected her OBE, for services to children and child internet safety, at Buckingham Palace. Sonia is the first academic in the field of media and communications nationally ever to receive such an honour. The Duke of Cambridge presented Professor Livingstone with her medal and congratulated her on her important work.


The Euro Crisis in the Press

Max Hänska and Maria Kyriakidou invite contributions to a blog on the way the Euro crisis is covered in the news, and the way it is affecting the news media in particular, and public discourse in Europe in general.

Ofra Koffman

'The Girl Effect': Stereotyping the Developing World

It is close to 10 years since corporate giant Nike coined the slogan ‘The Girl Effect,’ claiming that girl power held the key to ending world poverty and launching a campaign to support that vision. In a new book chapter published this month, LSE Fellow Dr Ofra Koffman critically considers this policy.


Two new reports on children’s safety online

The EU Kids Online project’s short report ‘Preventive measures - How young children avoid online risks’ examines children’s accounts of the various ways in which they manage different types of problematic situations that they encounter on the internet. 

The Net Children Go Mobile project, report finds that while smartphone and tablet users benefit from more online opportunities and along with this encounter more risks, they do not report more harmful experiences.

Sonia Livingstone, Department of Media and Communications, LSE:
“Safer Internet Day sees the combined efforts of educators, industry and child welfare experts combine to call for a better internet for kids worldwide.


We are pleased to announce that Damian Tambini and Nick Couldry have been awarded LSE Research Committee Seed Funding to develop their research project on the 'Mediatization' of Government.  This will include a seminar series and conference in Spring 2014. More details to follow.