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Ruper Murdoch

Polis on Paywalls: Charlie Beckett on Radio 4's Today Programme

Listen to Charlie Beckett Director of Polis debate whether or not Rupert Murdoch's changes to online news signals the end of free news..

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Berthold Kohler

German editor on the end of newspapers

Berthold Kohler – Editor Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) will give a talk at the LSE on the future of newspapers.
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POLIS on Twitter

Follow Polis Director Charlie Beckett on Twitter. read more

Stephen Carter

POLIS response to Lord Carter report on future of broadband

In the wake of Lord Carter's Digital Britain report, Polis' Damian Tambini has given his response.
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Nina Bigalke

Reporting Gaza: New POLIS Report

POLIS Silverstone Scholar Nina Bigalke comments on the the media reporting of the current conflict in Gaza read more

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What is financial journalism for? Ethics and responsibility in a time of crisis and change

On Monday 17th November 2008 , POLIS will launch a ground-breaking research report on 'Financial Journalism in a Changing Media Environment: Ethics, Responsibility and Trust'. read more


'Humanitarian Communication in the Global Media Age'

The first panel of the Humanitarian and Development Communications project seminars will take place on Thursday, October 30th. Prof. Stan Cohen, LSE, Prof. Paul Gilroy, LSE and Prof. Jean Seaton, University of Westminster will speak on the topic of 'Humanitarian Communications in the Global Media Age', chaired by Professor Lilie Chouliaraki. read more

Tom Steinberg

'Democracy in the Internet Age' Tom Steinberg

Tom Steinberg, the Founder & Director of mySociety, will give a speech as part of the Leadership Dialogues on the topic of 'Democracy in the Internet Age' with an expert response from Charlie Beckett, the Polis Director at the
London School of Economics and Political Science. read more

Nick Davies

'Respect for Contempt?: Keeping Speech Free and Trials Fair'

How far does adverse media publicity affect court outcomes? Is current media practice over-constrained by the law on contempt? Should the law be relaxed, or should oversight be increased? read more

CommGap report

Illuminating the Public Sphere in Post-Conflict and Fragile Environments - TODAY

On October 8th, POLIS will hold an event with CommGap (Communication for Governance and Accountability Program) from the World Bank, to discuss the importance and relevance of 'public sphere' approaches to post-conflict national reconstruction in fragile states. read more

POLIS Events this Autumn

Polis is talking about politics, law, humanitarianism, finance and regulation this autumn with the media's top people... read more


Silverstone Scholarship in Global Media

POLIS is taking currently taking applications for the 2008/9 Silverstone Scholarship in Global Media at the London School of Economics read more


POLIS Humanitarian and Development Communications in a Global media Age

Polis announces details of the first stage of its Humanitarian and Development Communications project. This autumn there will be a series of high-powered seminars. In 2009 there will be events for NGOs, journalists, policy-makers and researchers. There will be major research projects and visiting research fellows. A photojournalism strand will be led by the London College of Communication. read more

Is Arts Journalism Undermining Culture

Sir John Tusa in conversation with arts broadcaster and writer Rosie Millard will address the topic Critical State: Is Arts Journalism Undermining Culture? on the 3 March 2008, 6.00 - 7.30pm, Main Lecture Theatre, London College of Communication read more

Andrew Gilligan

Edges of Journalism: Seminar with Andrew Gilligan, Tuesday 28th October

Edges of Journalism struggles to ask meaningful questions, call governmnets to account and explore the 'nerve endings' of culture which should be central to media today. read more