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 […]