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  • Media and information literacy – the rich, contested alliance
    Julian McDougall, Professor in Media and Education at Bournemouth University, reports for the Media Policy Project on recent developments in the field of media and information literacy which was discussed recently in Riga at the second European Media and Information Literacy Forum.  In 2014, I reported from Paris for this blog on the inaugural forum of the Global Alliance for […]
  • Digital inequalities in the aisles: the quantified individual
    Joseph Turow, Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, explores the increasingly important role of data collection and the quantification of the individual in one of our favourite activities – shopping. This post follows a special workshop convened by the Media Policy Project on ‘Automation, Prediction and Digital Inequalities’, a summary of which will be available on this website shortly. One of […]
  • After Net Neutrality
    In June 2016, a US court upheld net neutrality rules in the US, in a victory for public interest and grassroots movements against corporate interests. Victor Pickard, Associate Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, examines June’s historic ruling and asks whether net neutrality is now threatened by corporate capture. A major policy event during my stint as a congressional staffer […]
  • Brexit: Implications for Data Protection Law
    Dan Tench, Partner at Olswang LLP, here reflects on the implications of the recent Brexit vote in the UK on data protection law.   For months, data protection lawyers have been warning businesses in the UK to make preparations for the pending General Data Protection Regulation (the “Regulation”), due to come into force in May 2018. The Regulation provides for […]
  • The future of children’s media: a view from the BBC
    Alice Webb, Director of BBC Children’s and BBC North, explores some of the challenges facing the BBC as it considers how to deliver exciting and diverse content for children whilst adapting to technological advances. This blog coincides with the publication of a new Media Policy Project policy brief about families and ‘screen time’, authored by LSE’s Alicia Blum-Ross and Sonia Livingstone. Anyone who works […]