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Measuring media plurality isn’t enough

Des Freedman, Reader in Communications and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths and member of the Coordinating Committee for Media Reform, argues that Ofcom’s proposals are too cautious to deal with media concentration.

Ofcom has just published its review of media plurality, Measuring Media Plurality, that is likely to inform debate on media ownership and regulation in the run-up to the publication […]

Comms Review Series: Academics Insist it’s not all about Growth

Culture Minister Jeremy Hunt’s open letter that kicked off the Communications Review put the entire processes in the context of the Plan for Growth and industry development. The academics who responded basically reject that approach. Some state it bluntly and others demonstrate it less directly throughout their answers, but they are certainly interested in seeing the protection of citizens […]

Comms Review Series: Scotland Seeks Power in Broadcasting & Broadband

Philip Schlesinger, Professor in Cultural Policy at the University of Glasgow and Visiting Professor in Media and Communication at the LSE, assesses proposals to the Communications Review consultation by Scottish interests.

Responses from Scotland to the Communications Review Consultation offer a good indication of how debate is likely to be shaped north of the border once the Green Paper has […]

Dossier: Media Plurality & NewsCorp’s Bid for BSkyB

With the help of Diana Osipova, Davide Morisi brings together key documents, information and news sources on News Corporation’s bid for BSkyB and the media plurality debate in the UK.  These documents and sources were last updated on July 18th, 2011. The materials are organized as follows:

Brief summary of the case
Key documents
Phone hacking scandal and withdrawal of the bid
The deal […]

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City University ‘Media Plurality’ event – and Elstein’s ‘crikey’ moment

By Damian Tambini Ofcom’s analysis of the implications for plurality of the proposed merger between News International and BSkyB met a mixed reception at this gathering of experts. Many of them were of the view that the evidence is of limited use because the decision will be – rightly in their view – ultimately a political decision, which should be […]

Farewell to a Year of Friction & Happy Holiday Wishes to All

With best wishes for the new year from Damian Tambini and Sally Broughton Micova and the rest of the LSE Media Policy Project team.    

The past year has been a busy one for the LSE Media Policy Project and a contentious one in media policy. We covered the aftermath of the Leveson Inquiry into press ethics, which has […]

Time to rethink truth and trust

Trust in tech – or the lack of it – is at the heart of much public anxiety about the digital age. That’s one reason why we have embarked on a major Truth, Trust and Technology Commission. Sonia Livingstone OBE, LSE Professor of Social Psychology and Chair of the Commission, who spoke at Digital Agenda’s Power and Responsibility Summit […]

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    Why regulators like Ofcom are dropping the ball on ‘Fake News’, dark advertising and extremism

Why regulators like Ofcom are dropping the ball on ‘Fake News’, dark advertising and extremism

An ongoing Commons Select Committee inquiry into ‘fake news’ is expected to look in detail at the role that intermediaries of information such as Facebook and Google play.  Their significance in the online landscape is not in question: it is likely that the two companies will account for more than half of all UK digital ad revenues by the […]

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    The BBC, the White Paper and the Future of UK Children’s Content

The BBC, the White Paper and the Future of UK Children’s Content

In advance of the launch of a new report about the funding of public service media content for children, Professor Jeanette Steemers from the University of Westminster provides a view on the recent proposals for the future of children’s TV content as set out in the Government White Paper on the BBC. The report, co-authored by Steemers and Feryal […]

The AVMS Directive: lacking a long-term political vision?

Ross Biggam, Director General of the Association of Commercial Television in Europe, explains that he is among the few hundred people around the EU, predominantly in Brussels’ EU quarter, who were last week putting the finishing touches to responses to the Audiovisual Media Services Directive consultation. He was drafting a response on behalf of European commercial broadcasters, but here offers […]