These are all the projects that Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre staff have worked on from 2007 onwards.
Liberalism Inc: 200 Years of the Guardian
Media Reform Coalition
Leverhulme programme archive
The second project on Metadata examines innovative applications in China and Japan, develops a new tagging system with the Tate Gallery, and examines with the BBC ‘liveness’ in the production and reception of the news. The third project creates three experimental devices that illuminate the global occurrence of news, enriches understanding of the local environment and empowers speech in the local community.The fourth project argues that European communication policy has ignored minorities, and private initiatives have given voice to migrants, the Roma in Italy, and gays and lesbians in former Yugoslavia. The fifth project examines the use of space, surveillance and screens in three cities: Cairo, London and Shanghai. New technology is reconfiguring urban space in both positive and negative ways that have not been fully understood by planners, designers and policymakers.
With a broken funding model, lack of diversity in media content, and online challenges to the production of material that is in the public interest, this report examines how to protect and enhance the plurality of media (both in terms of funding models and in terms of content). As consolidation of media power continues, media ownership is still a key issue. As the debates around the news media intensify, it is a critical point in time to consider alternatives to media ownership and funding models that can better serve the public interest.