Welcome to MeCCSA, the subject association that represents all who teach or research in Higher Education in media, communications and cultural studies, whether in arts, humanities or social sciences departments. This includes practice-based work as well as more ‘academic’ disciplines.
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Many thanks to everyone who participated in the MeCCSA 2014 conference!
Check out our live blog to see highlights from the conference as it unfolded, or visit us on Twitter via @MeCCSA2014 & #MeCCSA2014 and on Facebook.
Our conference programme and book of abstracts are still available.
Update: The full text of Sonia Livingstone’s keynote address, ‘Media studies: where are we now?’ is now online.
Abstracts received: 324
Papers presented: 198
Registered delegates: 231
Twitter: 3,867 conference tweets
Live blog: 528 posts and 52 photos
Video: 90 video clips
Podcasts: 4, with 6hrs audio
This year we had four prizes, three that were awarded at the conference and one that will be awarded at a later stage. The first two awards were judged based on submission of full papers.
Best Paper Award: Media & the Margins, Awarded by the Media School, Bournemouth University
Presented to: Balázs Boross, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Journalism Research Prize, Awarded by the Centre for Journalism & Communication Research, Bournemouth University
Presented to: Lisette Johnston, City University London
Postgraduate Twitter Award, Awarded by the MeCCSA Executive Committee
Presented to: Motilola Akinfemisoye, University of Central Lancashire
The final award is the Postgraduate Conference Report Award. Any postgraduate student wishing to be considered for this award should submit a conference report for publication in the next issue of Three-D. The best report as judged by the MeCCSA Executive Committee will receive the award. To submit your report, please email the Editor, Einar Thorsen, (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the end of February. Further details to follow.
Plenary photographs by Saeed Rashid, Bournemouth University
Beer festival / quiz photographs by Daniel Weissmann, Bournemouth University
In view of the wide diversity of disciplinary orientation, methodological approach, and conceptual foundation of research in our field, MeCCSA does not publish a detailed code of research practice. Instead MeCCSA has published a statement that outlines a broad set of principles and links to a range of research practice guidelines from various associations, which we believe may be of value in the conduct of members’ research.
You can read more about the background to this initiative in Peter Golding’s article in Three-D Issue 15 [PDF], and also in Martin Barker’s article in Three-D Issue 10 [PDF].
At the recent AGM at the University of Bedfordshire, 12th January 2012, the following resolution was passed:
This AGM supports the initiative of the Coordinating Committee for Media Reform in its submission to Leveson, and further public forums, as a proper and fruitful stimulus to well-informed debate.
Brochure: Media programmes at university
Studying Media, Film and Communication at University: choosing the right course for you (PDF, 268k) new!
Here is the new, updated version of the MeCCSA leaflet for schools and colleges aimed at prospective university students of media, film, and communication studies. All institutional members will be receiving copies of the leaflet, and you are of course free to download further copies for your own use. We hope that you will find it helpful. You can also find more detailed information here, in the FAQs.
MeCCSA on JISCmail
MeCCSA and its Networks operate discussion and information lists through the JISCmail system. Click the following links for information or to join:
The MeCCSA Radio Studies Network encourages interested colleagues to subscribe to the Radio Studies list, a forum for teachers, researchers and broadcasters active since 1998.
Comments and suggestions to Einar Thorsen
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