Professor Charlie Beckett is a professor in the Department of Media and Communications and founding director of Polis.
Areas of expertise
- Artificial Intelligence
- Social Media
- Future of News
Charlie Beckett is a professor in the Department of Media and Communications and founding director of Polis, the LSE's international journalism think-tank. He is currently director of the LSE Journalism and AI project working with newsrooms around the world on applying new technologies.
Professor Beckett is a specialist in how media change affects the journalism industry but also its impact on politics and society. Before joining the LSE he was an award-winning film-maker and editor at news organisations such as the BBC and ITN's Channel 4 News. He is the author of 'SuperMedia' that describes the digital revolution in journalism.
He is a regular speaker at conferences and in the news media on journalism, politics and social media.
Types of Engagement