New York AFLSE September Newsletter

The New York Chapter hopes that everyone had a great summer. We have a busy fall coming up as you can see from all the event postings below. Please note that the Charlie Beckett event listed below has not been posted on the website yet, but will be in the coming days as soon as more information is confirmed. Also the Evening with Rich Bernstein has been rescheduled, please see below for details. In the coming weeks we will be posting additional information about the holiday party and Wine Tasting. Please visit to sign up for events and for the most up to date details. We look forward to seeing you at the events this fall.

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How the Internet will Decide the

US Election…or Not


Charlie Beckett

Director of POLIS, London School of Economics

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Location and Details TBD

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:

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Monday, 10/1/07 at 10:00pm
Come join us for our monthly networking mixer!

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Monday, 11/5/07 at 10:00pm
Come join us for our monthly networking mixer!

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New York City: An Evening with Rich Bernstein, Merrill Lynch Chief Investment Strategist
Wednesday, 12/5/07 at 9:00pm

Mr. Bernstein has been voted to the Institutional Investor All-America Research team for the past sixteen years.

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