The LSE Media Group is a special interest group set up for and run by LSE alumni who work or have an interest in the media industry. It is active in the UK and in the US. The Group is unusual in its embracing definition of the media to include advertising, journalism, public relations, new media, entertainment, publishing, marketing and other creative interests.
Events: we meet about five times a year for networking and topic-led events speaker events, through which it aims to stimulate debate, increase understanding and insight into the media industry, and provide networking opportunities.
Speakers at our networking events have included: Anna Rafferty, Managing Director, Penguin Digital (report); David Rowan, editor, Wired UK (report); Paulina Bozek (MSc Media and Communications 2002), former executive producer, SingStar (report); Jana Bennett (MSc International Relations 1978), director, BBC Vision (report); Mark Urban (BSc Econ 1982), diplomatic editor, Newsnight, BBC; Tim Waterstone, founder, Waterstone's; Julien Pain, head, Internet Media Desk, Reporters Without Borders; and Paddy Harverson (BSc International Relations 1984), communications secretary to HRH Prince of Wales.
Topics: topics covered at our topic-led events have included trust in television, internet censorship, the state of the British film industry, spin-doctoring in political news reporting and the challenges in the publishing industry.
Membership: membership of the group is free and open to all LSE alumni. To join, please complete the membership form.
Social networking: we're active on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter with membership of the LinkedIn group verified against the LSE alumni database.