Research focus: European Media Discourses of Africa

Eva Polonska-Kimunguyi is a Visiting Fellow at LSE doing research into European (international) broadcasting and its coverage of African affairs. Looking at four international broadcasters: BBC World Service, France 24, German Deutsche Welle, and pan-European Euronews, her research combines media and international relations. It looks at the broadcasters’ policies towards Africa, their narratives on African issues in the news on the […]


Public Service Broadcasting in the Modern Age

This article is by LSE MSc student Jae Aron.  She previously worked as a political consultant for Democratic campaigns in Washington, DC. Follow her on Twitter @Jae_Aron

Public broadcasting is on red alert.

Since the 1920s, the BBC has been hailed as the cornerstone public broadcasting in the UK and around the world. But a controversial ‘Green Paper’ could fundamentally alter public broadcasting […]


The future of the BBC: the debate continues

Julia Ziemer reflects on a debate at the 2015 Cheltenham Literature Festival with Melvyn Bragg, James Purnell, Charlotte Higgins and Anne McElvoy. 

With the looming prospect of the Charter renewal in 2016, debates about the direction and purpose of the BBC are coming thick and fast.

The packed debate in Cheltenham Town Hall brought together a range of commentators who each had their own […]

October 14th, 2015|Events, Featured, Media|0 Comments|

This new noise: the extraordinary birth and troubled life of the BBC (book review)

This is the story of a start up that uses a new technology to create one of the age’s biggest media organisations  that within a couple of decades goes on to be a world-beating brand worth £5 billion a year. How should that organisation take its founding values into the digital era and an age of global competition and technological shocks?

The […]

June 5th, 2015|Media|0 Comments|

Andrew Marr: British Politics is due for an earthquake

LSE MSc student John Ray on Andrew Marr’s keynote speech at the Polis 2015 Conference, 27 March 2015 chaired by Charlie Beckett.

Andrew Marr set the tone for the second keynote speech of Polis 2015 with a bold pronouncement: This could be the last general election for the UK as we know it, or with the UK as a member […]