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  • The Economics of Privacy
    Following a special workshop convened by the Media Policy Project on ‘Automation, Prediction and Digital Inequalities’, Alessandro Acquisti, Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, asks what the economic argument is for and against privacy.  It may sound surprising that a review of economics and privacy can be provocative, but it actually is: some of the findings […]
  • ‘Screen time’ advice for a new generation of ‘digital’ parents
    Following the recent publication by the Media Policy Project of their policy brief about families and ‘screen time’, LSE’s Alicia Blum-Ross and Sonia Livingstone here reflect on some of the findings of their recent research, arguing that rather than chastising parents for allowing their children to spend too much time looking at screens, we should find ways to harness the benefits of digital media for children. […]
  • 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’. One of the consequences of 20th century modernism has been the rise […]
  • 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 […]
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