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Online Campaigning – Averting a Crisis

In the past decade, digital platforms and social networks have significantly changed how election campaigning works. But does campaign regulation keep up with this change? In this post, Damian Tambini illustrates which consequences have to be drawn from the shift towards digital campaigning.

We need an in-depth, independent, research driven, evidence-based review of the role of social media in political […]

April 1st, 2017|Featured|1 Comment|

How advertising fuels fake news

In this second post in our blog series on “fake news”, Damian Tambini illustrates the underlying structures of the online advertising industry that make fake news lucrative.

One of the questions in the UK Parliament’s inquiry into “fake news” asks: “Have changes in the selling and placing of advertising encouraged the growth of fake news, for example by making it […]

Where now for media reform in the UK?

The biggest issue for media policy in the UK in 2017 is Brexit, and during the coming months this blog will feature a number of posts on that topic as the government’s Article 50 strategy becomes more clear. In this first post of the year, Damian Tambini looks instead at some of the purely domestic issues that will dominate […]

The post-Brexit challenges for European media systems

Since the Brexit vote, EU media policy has a new sense of urgency. It remains to be seen if member states will be more prepared to deepen media policy convergence in an attempt to protect fundamental values and rights, but last week DG Justice held a joint colloquium with DG CONNECT, discussing current challenges to media pluralism and media […]

BBC Charter Green Paper: Goldilocks and the BBC

UK Culture Minister John Whittingdale just launched a public consultation on the Government’s Green Paper on the BBC Charter Renewal. LSE’s Damian Tambini gives his initial response, voicing concern about the implications of the government’s vision for the BBC’s independence. 

More than 15 years ago, a former colleague at the LSE Professor Richard Collins called it the ‘Goldilocks Question’. How much BBC is not […]

Moses’ theory for IPSO: less independence, not more

LSE Media Policy Project director Damian Tambini responds to Sir Alan Moses’ speech on IPSO and the future of press regulation, given at the LSE last week.

Alan Moses has offered a spirited and entertaining defence of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). As a theoretical justification of his approach to IPSO however, it is dangerous, because he proposes […]

Summer Reading from The Media Policy Project …

At the Media Policy Project we are often asked for readings by those wishing to get up to speed on complex policy issues. This is why we produce our policy briefs and idiots guides. Recently, we have had several requests for briefing on press regulation. As we will be taking a break until 18 August, in a departure from our usual short […]

The Clock is Ticking for IPSO, UK’s New Press Regulator

Media Policy Project Director Damian Tambini calls on the board of the new press regulator, IPSO, to reform it fast or resign.  Journalists have been imprisoned in the UK in the past weeks and more are to be sentenced. This is a sombre moment, and one in which it would be hoped that the newspaper industry and civil society might resolve to reach […]

UK Press Regulation Update: A Very British Fudge

In the coming weeks the new press regulator IPSO will unveil its board and officially launch. We can also expect an announcement about the  Recognition Panel established under the Royal Charter to audit the new system of newspaper self-regulation. Those expecting to finally see the implementation of Leveson’s reforms are likely to be disappointed, however, argues Damian Tambini. Back in January, when I looked forward to the development of press […]

Funding Reform: First Agree What the BBC is for

Since 2010, LSE MPP director Damian Tambini has been working on a 60 country study of media policy around the world. He was recently commissioned to write a global overview of public service broadcasting for the project. As the UK Parliament’s Inquiry on the BBC packs its bags for a mission to study PSB in the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany, he reflects […]