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  • A quiet revolution: the Digital Charter is an opportunity to strike a new deal with online platforms
    It is a busy time for anyone interested in media policy developments here in the UK. In this post, Mark Bunting, a member of Communications Chambers and a visiting associate of the Oxford Internet Institute, gives his take on the Digital Charter that was announced recently by the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), arguing that we need a new deal […]
  • 2018 is a critical year for media policy – make sure you are part of the debate #LSEt3
    Charlie Beckett is a Professor in LSE’s Department of Media and Communications and Director of the Truth, Trust and Technology Commission (#LSEt3). Here he provides a brief update on the work so far of the Commission, which is holding its first consultative workshop tomorrow on the topic of journalism credibility.  Comedy and think-tanks have one thing in common: the secret to […]
  • In the digital home, how do parents support their children and who supports them?
    6 February 2018 was Safer Internet Day, a day when the international community of industry, NGOs, parenting advocates, educators, researchers, parents and young people celebrate what’s good about the internet. In this repost from the Parenting for a Digital Future project blog, Professor Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology at LSE’s Department of Media and Communications, Alicia Blum-Ross, a researcher at Parenting for a Digital […]
  • The Murdoch-Disney Buy-Out: What consequences for British viewers?
    Following confirmation that a substantial part of the 21st Century Fox media business is being sold to Disney, Sylvia Harvey, Visiting Professor in the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, reflects on what this might mean for British viewers. In December 2017 it was confirmed that Rupert Murdoch is selling a substantial part of his 21st Century Fox […]
  • More clarity brings more confusion: debating what the European General Data Protection Regulation means for children in the UK
    Professor Sonia Livingstone and LSE MSc Media Communications Governance student DaYoung Yoo reflect on the discussions surrounding the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what it will mean for children. For some policy areas, it seems that the closer you look, the more confusion results. So it seems with the General Data Protection Regulation, coming into force in May […]