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Charlie Beckett is the founding Director of Polis, a new forum for the debate, research and teaching of journalism and society at the LSE and London College of Communication.
Before Polis, Charlie Beckett was a programme editor at Channel 4 News, ITN, for seven years where he edited Channel 4 News on major events like 9/11 and the London bombings. He also launched two new programmes for Channel 4 – Channel 4 News at Noon and More4 News. He also edited Channel 4 News’ US election coverage and its award-winning News From Africa week. Before that he spent ten years at BBC news and current affairs, working for programmes like Public Eye, On The Record, Panorama and Breakfast News and he was a launch editor on BBC News 24.
During his time at the BBC he was a Reuters Fellow at Oxford where he wrote a thesis on the effects of new technology on the emerging media in a developing country.
Charlie started his career on local papers in his native south London before joining LWT.
Experience keywords: Journalism, Media, International Media/Journalism, Globalisation, News, Online, Blogging.
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