Every year we hear from about a dozen leading media practitioners as part of our annual autumn Media Agenda Talks lecture series. This year we feature top journalists, pollsters, analysts, and marketeers.

Here are some highlights for this season’s talks which are all free and open to all. Contact us at polis@lse.ac.uk to reserve a seat if you wish.

Each talk is on a Tuesday at 5pm in the New Theatre (E171), Houghton Street, LSE opposite the main LSE entrance in the Old Building.

[Here are details of last year’s talks.]

Click on the ‘Podcasts’ tab on the Polis website to listen to audio recordings of the talks.

Media Agenda Talks 2012

October 9th

Chair: Charlie Beckett, Director, Polis
Mary Hockaday, Head of the BBC Newsroom

Listen to the podcast of this talk here

Oct 16:
Chair: Dr Damian Tambini
Philip Collins, columnist at The Times, former speechwriter to Tony Blair, author The Art of Speeches

Oct 23rd
Chair: Dr Bart Cammaerts
Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos Mori

Oct 30:
Chair: Prof Robin Mansell
Claire Enders, Chief Executive, Enders Analysis

Nov 6th:

What has art got to do with sport?
Chair: Charlie Beckett
Speaker: Ruth Mackensie, Director of the London2012 Cultural Olympiad (ex DCMS)

Tuesday 6 November 2012, 5-6pm
New Theatre, East Building

Ruth Mackenzie was the director of the Cultural Olympiad in 2012 which has featured a range of cultural programmes and involved more than 16 million people across the UK. Her talk is an account of how and why London 2012 organised the largest festival in the UK – the London 2012 Festival – as part of the Olympic & Paralympic Games.

Nov 13th
Chair: Prof Robin Mansell
Charles Arthur, The Guardian, Author: ‘Digital Wars’

Nov 20th
Chair: Dr Shani Orgad
Giles Hedger, Leo Burnett

Dec 11th
Chair: Dr Bart Cammaerts
Aleks Krotoski, Untangling The Web

And thinking even further ahead – keep April 5th free – it’s the date of our Annual Polis Journalism Conference