A Golden Carnival in the Golden Era?

This article is by LSE MSc student Zhiyi Li

Earlier this month, the UK had the first state visit by a Chinese President in ten years.   Xi Jinping or “Big Daddy Xi”met UK royals and politicians, visiting universities and enterprises, even enjoying  fish and chips in a pub. Both British media and Chinese media gave huge coverage to the event and mass media, online news […]


Women in the Media: who shapes what?

This article is by Polis Summer School student Farah Hesdin (@farahhesdin)

Who did I turn to in my search for news as I freshly arrived to the UK? The BBC, of course. An instinctive choice almost, I started tuning in the BBC News Channel for my daily news digest.


What immediately struck me, coming from a place where Lebanese television was my main […]

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    Politics, the Public and the Media: Research on Journalism and Democracy

Politics, the Public and the Media: Research on Journalism and Democracy

LSE MSc student Emma Archbold on the ‘New Research on Journalism and Democracy’ session from the Polis 2015 Conference, 27 March 2015. 

Speakers: Dr. Nick Anstead (Chair), Ruth Garland, Olivier Driessens and Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde

As one of the final lectures at this year’s Polis Conference, the discussion on new research gave an insight into how research on the relationship between the media, politics and the […]


Polis Conference 2015 podcasts

Catch-up on any sessions you missed from the Polis Conference 2015 with the podcasts in this post.


Polis 2015: 6 session videos from the Sheikh Zayed Theatre

Click on the ‘Playlist’ button for a choice of video.

Session List

2015: A Post-TV Election?
Keynote: Adam Boulton
Chair: Charlie Beckett

The Media Battleground: talking tactics to spin to victory
Speakers: Jo Coburn (chair), Miranda Green, Mary Riddell, Tim Montgomerie, Adam Ramsay, Matt Goodwin

Significance: what’s the big story of this election?
Speakers: Anne McElvoy (chair), Isabel Hardman, Mary Ann Sieghart, Rafael Behr, Pat Kane

Election 2015: […]