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Professor Charlie Beckett joins parliamentary select committee

Charlie BeckettnewProfessor Charlie Beckett has been appointed as special advisor on broadcasting to the House of Commons select committee for culture, media and sport.

He will be advising the committee on its inquiries into the future of Channel 4, the BBC's charter renewal in addition to identifying future topics for the committee to address.

Professor Beckett said: "This is a critical time for broadcasting in Britain and I look forward to contributing some insights from my time both as a journalist and academic to the policy-making process."

Charlie Beckett is a Professor in the Department of Media and Communications and Director of Polis, LSE's media think-tank. He worked at ITN and the BBC as a journalist before joining the School in 2006. He is a specialist on the future of news, journalism ethics and political communications, and is the author of 'SuperMedia' and 'WikiLeaks: News in the Networked Era'.