What principles should guide regulation in the Internet age?

Only 3% of internet users have internet speeds slower than 2 mpbs and are without access to good broadband connections, which means that the internet has become not only increasingly pervasive but also far more accessible than it was before. For David Mahoney, director of Policy Development at Ofcom, this means we have to think how we regulate this digital […]


From TV to tablets – how the BBC’s onscreen journalism is changing

“I used to say what I did and people would understand. Now people say, ‘what’s that?’” said Amanda Farnsworth, editor of visual journalism at the BBC, during the latest Polis Media Agenda Talk. This article by Polis intern Emma Goodman @EmmaMayAlex Visual journalism, which Farnsworth described as “one of those new catchphrases,” brings together the cinematic narration of television with the […]


Media Agenda Talks 2013: You’re Invited!



Each autumn Polis invites a dozen media practitioners to discuss the latest trends as part of our yearly Media Agenda Talk series of public lectures.

Here are the highlights for this year’s talks which are all free and open to all. Contact us at polis@lse.ac.uk to reserve a seat if you wish.

Unless noted otherwise, each talk is on a Tuesday […]


A strategic approach to the new threats and opportunities for Public Service Media

Public Service Media like the rest of the industry is facing a tough time across Europe. In the Netherlands the government has ordered a wholesale restructuring as well as deep budget reductions. It’s a moment for the NPO to think again about what it is for. These are some notes from my talk to a symposium in Hilversum for Dutch […]


Misestimation and misrepresentation: polling for the truth (guest blog)

Pollster Ben Page thinks there’s a big lie out there: “nobody believes anybody anymore, the media are evil, and market researchers are evil and can’t predict anything.” In his LSE lecture as part of the Polis Media Agenda Talk series the CEO of Ipsos MORI tried to correct that false picture and explain the changing polling  industry. This report by […]


Polis LSE Media Agenda Talks 2012: You’re Invited

Every year we hear from about a dozen leading media practitioners as part of our annual autumn Media Agenda Talks lecture series. This year we feature top journalists, pollsters, analysts, and marketeers.

Here are some highlights for this season’s talks which are all free and open to all. Contact us at polis@lse.ac.uk to reserve a seat if you wish.

Each talk […]


The continuing digital transformation of the New York Times by Arthur Sulzberger

The chairman of the New York Times Arthur Sulzberger gave a talk at Polis LSE on the continuing digital transformation of the New York Times on November 1st. Here is the text. Good afternoon everyone.  I appreciate the opportunity to be with you here at the London School of Economics to talk about The New York Times and the role […]

November 1st, 2011|Journalism|10 Comments|

Polis Media Agenda Talks 2011

    We have ten top media speakers in our autumn lecture series talking about the UK Riots, The power of the Internet, the Arab Spring, China Media, a vision for the BBC, NGO communications and much more. LSE students have priority  but we welcome members of the public and media practitioners, too. It’s free but you have to email us […]