Beckett, Charlie


Professor Charlie Beckett  

Department

Position held

POLIS

Director

Department of Media and Communications

Head of Department

Experience keywords:

television; Africa media; radio; international media; politics; American politics; development; online media; journalism; governance; newspapers; blogging; new media; internet; American Media

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Charlie Beckett has 20 years' experience of international journalism at the BBC and ITN's Channel 4 News. He is the author of SuperMedia: saving journalism so it can save the world (Blackwell 2008). He is a specialist in media change: how the news media is changing and the rise of online journalism and citizen journalism.

He has also researched: UK politics and media; American politics and media; development and media; African media and democracy; financial journalism; journalism ethics; public service broadcasting; war and conflict reporting; media and Muslims.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Creative Industries and CultureInformation TechnologyLawMedia Technology and New MediaPolicy and Regulatory BodiesTelecommunications

Countries and regions to which research relates:

UK; USA; Europe; Africa; Asia; America

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream pressRadioTV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)780 878 6573

Alt phone number:

+44 (0)20 7107 5249

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2013

Beckett, Charlie (2013) Can journalism count as an academic research output? British Politics and Policy at LSE (12 Jan 2013) Blog entry

2012

Beckett, Charlie (2012) What we’ve learnt from a weird week in politics British Politics and Policy at LSE (30 Mar 2012) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2012) The art of the impossible: Cameron and the reshuffle British Politics and Policy at LSE (5 Sep 2012) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2012) Brown at Leveson: the politicisation of the press British Politics and Policy at LSE (11 Jun 2012) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2012) The BBC, Savile, Panorama and Newsnight: closed system, closed minds? British Politics and Policy at LSE (23 Oct 2012) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2012) There is an immediate mess to be cleared up and then the BBC needs longer term restructuring British Politics and Policy at LSE (12 Nov 2012) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2012) Who is to blame when Africa starves: media, governments or NGOs? British Politics and Policy at LSE (19 Jan 2012) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2012) Revenge of the evil empire and why I’m backing Darth Vader: my case against statutory newspaper regulation British Politics and Policy at LSE (26 Nov 2012) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2012) Communicating for change: media and agency in the networked public sphere POLIS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2011

Beckett, Charlie (2011) Julian Assange: the unauthorised autobiography British Politics and Policy at LSE (2 Oct 2011) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2011) Saturday’s demonstrations showed the media’s difficulties in reporting the issues and the actions of a small group of protesters at the same time British Politics and Policy at LSE (28 Mar 2011) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2011) ‘Social Mobility’ is now nonsense – especially in a time of cuts and income reduction British Politics and Policy at LSE (5 Apr 2011) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2011) A Newscorp takeover of BSkyB will not significantly shift media power: blocking the deal could set a poor precedent British Politics and Policy at LSE (27 Jan 2011) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2011) After years of false debate from Eurosceptics and Europhiles alike, today’s ‘VE Day’ moment may mean that a real discussion about the UK’s role in Europe can now begin British Politics and Policy at LSE (9 Dec 2011) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2011) Taming the feral beasts of the media requires greater transparency from government, but can Downing Street ever be honest? British Politics and Policy at LSE (10 Mar 2011) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2011) ‘Performance protests’ get the most attention but they are neither radical nor innovative. They may even focus attention away from more important campaigns British Politics and Policy at LSE (19 Oct 2011) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie and Cammaerts, Bart and Carrera, Leandro N. and Leunig, Tim (2011) All change in the UK’s welfare state?: first thoughts on what policy commitments should go, and which should not British Politics and Policy at LSE (18 Oct 2011) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2011) The NoTW closure marks a massive moment in the balance between news media and authority. In a world where power is mediated so intensively, it is vital that the citizen has the right information and proper forums for open and fair debate British Politics and Policy at LSE (8 Jul 2011) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2011) WikiLeaks: news in the networked era Polity Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780745659756

Beckett, Charlie (2011) Life’s not fair: the public’s perception of cuts is what matters in the end British Politics and Policy at LSE (20 Oct 2011) Blog entry

2010

Beckett, Charlie (2010) Globalisation, the media and UK communities Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, UK. ISBN 9781859357934

Beckett, Charlie (2010) How do you report a hung parliament? British Politics and Policy at LSE (10 May 2010) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2010) Is this how history isn’t made? British Politics and Policy at LSE (6 May 2010) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2010) Can you report tactical voting in a balanced way? British Politics and Policy at LSE (4 May 2010) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2010) Labour lost, newspaper coverage of the 2010 general election In: Kavanagh, Dennis and Cowley, Philip, (eds.) The British General Election of 2010. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230521896

Beckett, Charlie (2010) The Prime Minister’s salary is the size of Wales British Politics and Policy at LSE (2 Jun 2010) Blog entry

Scammell, Margaret and Beckett, Charlie (2010) Labour no more: the press In: Kavanagh, Dennis and Cowley, Philip, (eds.) The British General Election of 2010. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK, 280-305. ISBN 9780230521902

Beckett, Charlie (2010) Election ‘10: the media matters but which media? British Politics and Policy at LSE (8 Mar 2010) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2010) How Labour will win with old TV and new media (says Douglas Alexander) British Politics and Policy at LSE (4 Mar 2010) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2010) It’s beastly being Blair: lessons for political media from A journey British Politics and Policy at LSE (7 Sep 2010) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2010) Politics as theatre: now let the real drama begin British Politics and Policy at LSE (7 Apr 2010) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2010) Adam Boulton: here comes the election storm British Politics and Policy at LSE (8 Apr 2010) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2010) Did Ed’s first speech change the story? British Politics and Policy at LSE (29 Sep 2010) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2010) Can you bust the media drug myths? British Politics and Policy at LSE (16 Dec 2010) Blog entry

Bouçek, Françoise and Jones, George W. and Wilks-Heeg, Stuart and Travers, Tony and Beckett, Charlie and Hosein, Gus and Carrera, Leandro N. and Leunig, Tim (2010) LSE election experts reflect on the election result British Politics and Policy at LSE (9 May 2010) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2010) Process not policy: has the media ignored the issues for the X factor? British Politics and Policy at LSE (26 Apr 2010) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2010) Wikileaks: an example of ‘new’ and ‘old’ media collaboration. But does freedom of expression trump diplomatic confidentiality? British Politics and Policy at LSE (29 Nov 2010) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2010) Brown and the ‘bigoted woman’: the control freak caught out British Politics and Policy at LSE (29 Apr 2010) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2010) The value of networked journalism POLIS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Beckett, Charlie (2010) Tonight a tv programme becomes the most important moment in British politics for 25 years British Politics and Policy at LSE (22 Apr 2010) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie (2010) TV is the new media for this election: connecting people & politicians British Politics and Policy at LSE (19 Apr 2010) Blog entry

2009

Beckett, Charlie and Livingstone, Sonia and Buckingham, David and Davies, Chris and Willett, Rebekah and Das, Ranjana (2009) 'Digital natives': a myth? Das, Ranjana and Beckett, Charlie, eds POLIS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Scott, Andrew and Murray, Andrew D. and Beckett, Charlie (2009) Response to the Ministry of Justice Consultation on Defamation on the Internet: the Multiple Publication Rule (consultation paper CP20/09 - November 2009) The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2008

Beckett, Charlie (2008) SuperMedia: saving journalism so it can save the world Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK. ISBN 9781405179249

Beckett, Charlie and Mansell, Robin (2008) Crossing boundaries: new media and networked journalism Communication, Culture and Critique, 1 (1). 92-104. ISSN 1753-9129

2007

Beckett, Charlie (2007) The practicalities and politics of online journalism London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Beckett, Charlie and Kyrke-Smith, Laura (eds.) (2007) Development, governance and the media: the role of the media in building African society POLIS Report, POLIS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2006

Beckett, Charlie (2006) Killing journalism London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

Chouliaraki, Lilie and Beckett, Charlie and Mansell, Robin (2006) Morality and media in the 21st Century - a panel in celebration of the work of Professor Roger Silverstone


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'WikiLeaks: News In The Networked Era' explains the history and significance of WikiLeaks as a challenge to mainstream media and politics in the context of new digital political communications.

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