A recipe for a right-wing assault on public service media?

This article by Dr Bart Cammaerts, of the LSE Media and Communications Department.

While the announcement of the BBC to mothball the BBC Food site seems at first to be a somewhat trivial decision, it proved to be highly controversial and in the mean time the BBC backtracked in the face of public consternation. In fact, this announcement was, however, […]

May 17th, 2016|Media|0 Comments|

The Trashies: talking back to the media

Henna Zamurd-Butt is a Politics and Communications MSc student at LSE and an editor at Media Diversified. She was formerly a news editor at user-generated press agency, Newzulu  @HennaButt

In an era in which comment pieces appear in the blink of an eye, whether a journalist holds expertise in a given field or not, Media Diversified decided to step in by holding free […]


The mobile newsroom: FT evolving for 21stC readers

By LSE MSc student Hanna Morris 

“This is evolution, not revolution.”

“Today everybody is in the content business,” says Lionel Barber, editor of the FT giving the annual Polis journalism lecture at LSE. “But we offer smart journalism with global reach.” Barber had no doubts about the value Financial Times offers his readers making  clear that  readership is on the rise. […]


London, we need to talk about sexual harassment

We need to recognize that there is a sexual harassment problem in this city, and we need to take it seriously. Gender equality is not a matter of becoming, rather a matter of being. It is a process and a progress that needs to be checked and sustained.


“I manage the fear” : being a dissident writer in China

As the UK government receive Chinese president Xi Jinping on his state visit this week, Julia Ziemer and Yanning Huang meet dissident writer Murong Xuecun at Asia House to hear about his experience of challenging authority in today’s China.
“Anyone who lives a successful life in China, you can pretty much guarantee they have no sense of morality.”
So says dissident writer Murong […]