Weblog on the Internet and public policy, journalism, virtual community, and more from David Brake, a Canadian academic, consultant and journalist
19 November 2003
Filed under:Academia,Personal at8:31 am

It appears I am truly a Master of Science – I just got the results back from my recent “MSc in New Media, Information and Society”:http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/media@lse/study/mScInNewMediaInformationAndSociety.htm at the “London School of Economics & Political Science”:http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/pressAndInformationOffice/aboutLSE/information.htm and I discovered I have achieved a distinction (an A for my North American readers).

“Then let the throng our joy advance / With laughing song and merry dance…”:http://math.boisestate.edu/gas/mikado/webopera/song24.html

Come on – sing along!


  1. Well, congratulations! Um, did you have to read all of the books listed in the various reading lists for those courses? One was even about a soap opera on tv.

    Comment by Jeff K — 19 November 2003 @ 6:56 pm

  2. If I had done nothing but read from morning to night during my Masters there is no way I could have read everything on the reading lists! As it was I didn’t read much about soaps at the time but yes, I am a scholar of much-maligned media studies and in fact I did recently end up reading something similar for reasons too complicated to explain:

    Priest, P. J. (1996) “‘Gilt by Association’: Talk Show Participants’ Televisually Enhanced Status and Self Esteem” in Constructing the Self in a Mediated World, (Grodin, D. and T. R. Lindlof eds) Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks

    Comment by David Brake — 19 November 2003 @ 8:34 pm

  3. Congrats David. My wife just graduated too (no distinction but a highly publishable dissertation).

    I would love to read your work and perhaps talk about social network analysis and the future of NGOs – we have been involved in this area for quite some years now.

    Well done!

    Comment by Lee Bryant — 24 November 2003 @ 6:15 pm

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