Journalism is going through a period of disruption, depletion and assault. At a time when democratic politics needs the information, deliberation and accountability that journalism can facilitate, the practice itself is under various threats. What research can contribute to rebuilding journalism and its political role?

Polis is hosting a research workshop on new research directions with:

Prof Pablo Boczkowski (Northwestern University)

Prof Jane Singer  (City University of London)
Prof Charlie Beckett (Director, Polis and LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission)

Thursday November 29th
(Followed by drinks)

Silverstone Room,
7th Floor, LSE Pethick-Lawrence House (Formerly Tower 3)

Clements Inn (off The Strand)


Jane Singer

Jane Singer is Director of Research and Professor of Journalism Innovation in the Department of Journalism at City, University of London. A former print and online journalist, she has been studying journalists’ responses to digital technologies since the mid-1990s. Singer is especially interested in the impact of digital media on journalists’ roles, norms, practices and products.


Pablo J Boczkowski

Pablo J. Boczkowski is professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University, co-director of the Center for the Study of Media and Society in Argentina, and starting in 2019 also senior research fellow at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society in Germany.