Promoting critical research into the role of media and communications in contemporary society

Our concern is with inequalities, discrimination, representation, voice and violence in an unevenly media-saturated society.

Media@LSE aims to encourage informed and insightful discussion around the vital role of media and communications in contemporary society, bringing the research and expertise of LSE’s Department of Media and Communications to a wider audience that includes fellow academics, civil society, policy makers, journalists, the broader media industry, and other stakeholders.

Our mission

Through the Media@LSE blog, the Department seeks to contribute to a better-informed public debate. We aim to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and understanding between experts within and outside academia, and to promote contemporary academic research into media and communications in order to increase its perception and impact. We also seek to achieve a better understanding of how changes in media and communications shape, and are shaped by, social, cultural, political, economic and historical developments.

Blog content broadly focuses on the Department’s key research themes:

Contributions and re-posting


The central role of the Media@LSE blog, along with all LSE blogs, is to enhance knowledge exchange. We actively seek contributions (up to 1000 words) relating to media and communications research. 

If you would like to pitch an idea for a blog post, please read the Guidelines for Contributors and email Emma Goodman, Managing Editor.


All Media@LSE blog content is free and we encourage reuse of content through Creative Commons licensing. 

Key staff

Co-Directors: Professor Sarah Banet-Weiser and  Professor Myria Georgiou

Managing Editor: Emma Goodman

Editorial Assistance: Ruhi KhanSilas ScottAnri van der Spuy