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Interview with Lord Inglewood: Communications Committee calls for Periodic Plurality Reviews by Ofcom and More

The Leveson Report recommended Parliament review existing law on media ownership and media plurality. Today the House of Lords Communications Committee published its Report on Media Plurality proposing policy to address concentrations that might evolve in the market as well as in instances of transactions such as mergers. LSE Media Policy Project’s Sally Broughton Micova spoke with the Committee Chairman […]

Farewell to a Year of Friction & Happy Holiday Wishes to All

With best wishes for the new year from Damian Tambini and Sally Broughton Micova and the rest of the LSE Media Policy Project team.    

The past year has been a busy one for the LSE Media Policy Project and a contentious one in media policy. We covered the aftermath of the Leveson Inquiry into press ethics, which has […]

Launch of New Media Plurality Blog Series

Since the publication of the Leveson Inquiry report just over a year ago, the formation of a new self-regulatory body for the press has dominated the policy debate about its implementation. However, Inquiry proceedings and the report’s recommendations also highlighted another important area for policy reform: the control and measurement of media plurality and ownership.

Although outside the limelight, policymakers […]

Upcoming Public Lecture: Nick Couldry on the Myth of Big Data

In the past year, the LSE Media Policy Project blog has contained a lot of discussion of “big data”.  Stefan Strauss and Monica Horten wrote about the EU’s Data Protection Directive and the protection of personal data from mass collection by corporate interests. Oxford’s Ian Brown explained how big data is accessed by government agencies, and our Internet Governance Series […]

November 19th, 2013|Net Neutrality, Privacy|0 Comments|

Book Review: Understanding Media Economics

With the rapidly evolving digital media landscape, this new revised edition of Understanding Media Economics focuses on the issues that are now central to how economic forces impact on the media industries. Exploring themes such as innovation, digital multi-platform developments, and strategies of risk-spreading, Sally Broughton Micova finds this book addresses and explains the pressing issues in contemporary media industries and markets […]

Leveson is Back: What Kind of British Press do you Want?

Damian Tambini and Sally Broughton Micova It seems appropriate that the week before the ball will start rolling again on the implementation of Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations, a story in The Daily Mail re-ignites debate about the behaviour and ethics of the British press. Once again politicians, pundits, activists and academics are arguing about how far the press should be […]

Global Domination of HBO: Will the EC have an Answer?

September 30 is the deadline for the European Commission’s consultation on preparing for a fully converged audiovisual world. The EC wants to revise the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD), which was last updated in 2010, in the light of the rapid proliferation of connected TVs, video on demand, and internet enabled games consoles. In its green paper the Commission reminds […]

It’s Here! A Comms Review Paper, Plus a Media Pluralism Consultation

Those of you who are not on holiday at the moment might have noticed that there has suddenly been some movement in the Communications Review process that started over two years ago. On 30 July DCMS released a “strategy paper” called Connectivity, Content and Consumers: Britain’s digital platform for growth as a response to this long period of consultation. […]

Independent Press Standards Organisation: Why is no one talking about it?

On Monday Trinity Mirror’s Paul Vickers announced the press industry’s intention to establish an Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) to replace the PCC. This marks a major development in the post-Leveson wrangling and press reform in the UK. Perhaps the astonishingly good weather or the post Wimbledon win high is still affecting the British media and media watchers, because this […]

Not to Miss: EU Consultation on Freedom of Expression

By the end of this year the European Commission intends to publish guidelines on freedom of expression online and offline. This is one of the actions planned as part of the EU’s Strategic Framework on Human Rights and Democracy. The consultation designed to lead to this draft closes on 15 July. The timing is bad with many of us in […]