Professor Charlie Beckett

Director of Polis

Charlie Beckett is the founding director of POLIS, the think-tank 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.

As well as being spokesperson for Polis and a regular blogger, Charlie Beckett is a regular commentator on journalism and politics for the UK and International media.

Charlie Beckett is the author of 'SuperMedia: Saving Journalism So It Can Save The World' (Blackwell, 2008) and 'WikiLeaks: News In The Networked Era' (Polity, 2012).

Before POLIS, Charlie Beckett was a programme editor at ITN's Channel 4 News editing coverage on 9/11, 7/7 and the RTS award-winning series of live News From Africa broadcasts before the G8 in 2005.

Charlie Beckett was a senior producer and programme editor at BBC News and Current affairs for ten years making documentaries and news programmes at On The Record, Public Eye, Panorama, Breakfast News and News 24 as well as producing the BBC's 1992 Election Documentary and the obituary film for Harold Wilson. He started his career on local newspapers in his native South London before starting in TV at LWT.

He is a trustee of the European Journalism Centre and a consultant on media issues to a variety of commercial and public service organisations.

His blog is at: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/

He is on Twitter as @CharlieBeckett

Charlie Beckett and POLIS have three core interests:

  • The Future of News - social media, Networked Journalism, e-democracy, online business models, the internet and political reporting.
  • International Journalism - media and development, Africa, Middle East Media, freedom of expression, international journalism and politics.
  • Media and politics, democracy, civil society in the UK and internationally. Media and political campaigning and communication.

Articles

Crossing boundaries: new media and networked journalism
Beckett, Charlie and Mansell, Robin (2008) Crossing boundaries: new media and networked journalism. Communication, Culture and Critique, 1 (1). pp. 92-104. ISSN 1753-9129

Book section

Labour lost, newspaper coverage of the 2010 general election
Beckett, Charlie (2010) Labour lost, newspaper coverage of the 2010 general election. In: Kavanagh, Dennis and Cowley, Philip, (eds.) The British General Election of 2010. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230521896

Labour no more: the press
Scammell, Margaret and Beckett, Charlie (2010) Labour no more: the press. In: Kavanagh, Dennis and Cowley, Philip, (eds.) The British General Election of 2010. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK, pp. 280-305. ISBN 9780230521902

Monograph

Communicating for change: media and agency in the networked public sphere
Beckett, Charlie (2012) Communicating for change: media and agency in the networked public sphere. POLIS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Globalisation, the media and UK communities
Beckett, Charlie (2010) Globalisation, the media and UK communities. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, UK. ISBN 9781859357934

The value of networked journalism
Beckett, Charlie (2010) The value of networked journalism. POLIS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Response to the Ministry of Justice Consultation on Defamation on the Internet: the Multiple Publication Rule (consultation paper CP20/09 - November 2009)
Scott, Andrew, Murray, Andrew D. and Beckett, Charlie (2009) Response to the Ministry of Justice Consultation on Defamation on the Internet: the Multiple Publication Rule (consultation paper CP20/09 - November 2009). The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

'Digital natives': a myth?
Beckett, Charlie, Livingstone, Sonia, Buckingham, David, Davies, Chris, Willett, Rebekah and Das, Ranjana (2009) 'Digital natives': a myth? Das, Ranjana and Beckett, Charlie (eds.) POLIS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

The practicalities and politics of online journalism
Beckett, Charlie (2007) The practicalities and politics of online journalism. London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. (Unpublished)

Development, governance and the media: the role of the media in building African society
Beckett, Charlie and Kyrke-Smith, Laura (eds.) (2007) Development, governance and the media: the role of the media in building African society. POLIS Report, POLIS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Killing journalism
Beckett, Charlie (2006) Killing journalism. London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

Conference/Workshop item

Morality and media in the 21st Century - a panel in celebration of the work of Professor Roger Silverstone
Chouliaraki, Lilie, Beckett, Charlie and Mansell, Robin (2006) Morality and media in the 21st Century - a panel in celebration of the work of Professor Roger Silverstone. In: Morality and media in the 21st Century - a panel in celebration of the work of Professor Roger Silverstone, 16th October 2006, LSE. (Unpublished)

Books

WikiLeaks: news in the networked era
Beckett, Charlie (2011) WikiLeaks: news in the networked era. Polity Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780745659756

SuperMedia: saving journalism so it can save the world
Beckett, Charlie (2008) SuperMedia: saving journalism so it can save the world. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK. ISBN 9781405179249

Website/Blog entries

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