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About Charlie Beckett

Charlie Beckett is director of Polis, the forum for debate and research into journalism and society at the London School of Economics and the London College of Communication. He is the author of SuperMedia: Saving Journalism So It Can Save The World (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008) and WikiLeaks: News in the Networked Era (Polity, 2012). His website is here

Articles by Charlie Beckett

This week’s World Forum for Democracy 2017 editors

Georgios Kolliarakis

Georgios Kolliarakis political scientist, is a senior researcher at the University of Frankfurt.

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Introducing this week’s theme: Media, parties and populism.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

WikiLeaks and network-era news

The WikiLeaks storm of 2010 seems to be spent. But as a symptom of what is happening to journalism the WikiLeaks phenomenon carries profound significance, says Charlie Beckett.

State 2.0: a new front end?

Just as old media has learned to use the fluid networks of Web 2.0, so old politics can fuse incrementally with the State 2.0

SuperMedia: the future as “networked journalism”

New-media communication tools are making possible a profound shift in the way journalism is conceived and practised. The impact will be on the public sphere and democracy itself, says Charlie Beckett.

The media and Africa: doing bad by doing "good"?

The reporting of Africa in much of the media shows how the curse of formula can disable the best intentions, says Charlie Beckett.
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