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Damian TambiniDamian Tambini is Research Director and Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications of the LSE, and convener of the MSC in Communication Governance.  Damian is also an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and at The Oxford Internet Institute. In addition, Damian serves on the Advisory Groups for The Oxford Media Convention and for LSE’s journalism and society think tank POLIS.  Damian is Chair of the Board of the LSE Media Policy Project.

Seeta-Gangadharan238x264Seeta Peña Gangadharan is Assistant Professor at the Department of Media and Communications. For four years prior, she served as Senior Research Fellow at New America’s Open Technology Institute, addressing policies and practices related to digital inclusion, privacy, and “big data.” Before OTI, she was a Postdoctoral Associate in Law and MacArthur Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. Currently, she serves as a Program Fellow at New America’s Open Technology Institute and Affiliate Fellow of Data & Society Research Institute.

Sally headshot brighterSally Broughton Micova is a Lecturer at the Department of Politics at University of East Anglia and a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications of the LSE, where she used to work both for the MPP and as a teaching fellow. Before coming to LSE she spent several years as Head of Media Development and Spokesperson for the OSCE Mission in Macedonia. Her research focuses on European media regulation and policy, and recently completed her PhD on the topic of audiovisual media governance in South East Europe and Europeanization.

emma goodmanEmma Goodman is Research Officer for the LSE Media Policy Project. She recently completed an MSc in Media, Communication and Development at the LSE. Before that, she worked in Paris as a writer, researcher and programme manager for the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) where she closely followed developments in digital journalism. Previously, she worked in Rome as a journalist and translator.

Sonia LivingstoneSonia Livingstone is a Professor of Social Psychology and Head of the Department of Media and Communications at the LSE. She is author or editor of fourteen books and many academic articles and chapters. Her research examines children, young people and the Internet; social and family contexts and uses of ICT; media and digital literacy; the mediated public sphere; audience reception for diverse television genres; Internet use and policy; public understanding of communications regulation; and research methods in media and communications.

Charlie BeckettCharlie Beckett is the founding director of POLIS, the forum for research and debate in to international journalism and society in the Media and Communications Department. POLIS runs a series of public lectures and seminars for journalists and the public as well as a programme of Fellowships and Research. It has a Summer School and holds conferences and publishes reports in to New Media and Journalism, Media and Development, and Journalism and Community Cohesion and public security.

Robin Mansell is Professor of New Media and the Internet in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. Her current research focuses on the social, political and economic influences of media and communication policy and regulation, with a special interest in governance arrangements for new media and the Internet. She has authored or edited eighteen books and numerous articles. She was president of the International Association of Media and Communications Research from 2004-2008.

Bart CammaertsBart Cammaerts is an Associate Proffessor in the Media and Communications Department of the LSE. His research centres on participation and communication rights and includes a focus on multi-stakeholder policy processes; media strategies of activists; alternative/community media and the emergence of new tools such as blogs. He chairs the Communication and Democracy Section of the European Communication and Research Association (ECREA) and is deputy-chair of the CTP-section and member of the Global Media Working-group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR).

Alison PowellAlison Powell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communications of the LSE.  Her research interests include digital advocacy and activism, especially actions focused on changing the structure, function and governance of the Internet.  She has published on issues including community wireless, broadband access, and net neutrality, examining issues of design, access and participation. She is a member of the Open Spectrum Alliance, an organization that researches and advocates on public access to radio spectrum.