The Alumni & Friends of the London School of Economics
the London School of Economics Foundation

cordially invites you to

How the Internet will Decide the US Election

...or Not


Charlie Beckett

Director of POLIS, London School of Economics

Tuesday, October 9, 2007
6:30 PM

The Paley Center for Media
Goodson Theater
25 West 52nd Street
New York, NY

A reception will follow the discussion

$25 per person/$15 for AFLSE members
Space is limited
Please respond by October 8th by phone to 212.433.1115
or click here to buy tickets online

About Charile Beckett and POLIS:
Charlie Beckett is the founding director of POLIS, the forum for research and debate into 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.

As well as being spokesperson for POLIS, Charlie Beckett is a regular commentator on journalism and politics for the UK and International media. He has also presented for BBC Radio 4’s Analysis programme.

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 was Reuters Fellow at Oxford University where he wrote a field-work based paper on New Technology and Journalism in Uganda.

Charlie Beckett and POLIS have three core interests:

* The Future of News – new media, Networked Journalism, e-democracy, online business models, the internet and political reporting.

* International Journalism – media and development, Africa, Eastern Europe, freedom of expression, international journalism and politics.

* Journalism and public security – terror and community cohesion, intelligence and identity.

POLIS is publishing reports on Free Speech/Hate Speech and Networked Journalism in 2007/8 and Charlie Beckett is writing a book on Networked Journalism (2008).

The POLIS website is:
Charlie Beckett's blog is at: