Author Archives: Einar Thorsen

Three-D Issue 28: Storymaking symposium

Sarah HaynesLiverpool John Moores University Storymaking was a one-day Symposium held on Friday 11th November 2016, at The Liverpool Screen School, Liverpool John Moores University organized in collaboration with the ICC (Institute of Cultural Capital) and supported by the MeCCSA … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 28: VR Symposium: what does immersion mean?

Nick HigginsUniversity of the West of Scotland Gathering together an inspiring mix of creative practitioners, industry experts and cultural institutions, the University of the West of Scotland’s Creative Media Academy hosted a one-day seminar on virtual reality (VR) and filmmaking … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 28: Time to take sides on impartiality?

Des FreedmanGoldsmiths, University of London If rampant editorialising is in the DNA of the print press, then ‘due impartiality’ – not taking sides in matters of public controversy – is allegedly at the heart of UK broadcasting. Broadcasters themselves are … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 28: Chair’s report

Natalie FentonGoldsmiths, University of London An election special and what a lot there is to say! As I write this we are less than two weeks away from the General Election and the consequences for Higher Education could not be … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 28: MeCCSA 2018: Creativity and Agency

Philip HammondLondon South Bank University We are delighted to be hosting the annual MeCCSA conference at London South Bank University in January 2018. Media/communications/cultural studies has been taught at London South Bank University (LSBU) for around 20 years. From a … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 28: MeCCSA Conference 2017: Culture, Media, Equality and Freedom

Katy ParryUniversity of Leeds We were delighted to welcome delegates to the University of Leeds for the MeCCSA 2017 conference (11-13 January 2017) would like to thank everyone for contributing to three special days of events. Delegates were welcomed on … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 28: Obituary: Professor Mike O’Brien

Caroline MitchellUniversity of Sunderland Mike O’Brien was my colleague at the University of Sunderland from 1996 to 2005. He was born in Morpeth, north-east England but was a naturalised Australian. He had been an English teacher and lecturer in teacher … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 28: The real reason why the Fox-Sky merger must be stopped

Justin SchlosbergBirkbeck, University of London Things are not looking good for the Murdochs in their latest attempt to buy out Sky via 21st Century Fox. As well as coinciding with a snap election, the merger review is being conducted in … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 28: Combatting fake news: analysis of submissions to the fake news inquiry

Vian Bakir & Andrew McStayBangor University In January 2017, the UK Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee set up its Fake News Inquiry to investigate ‘the growing phenomenon of widespread dissemination, through social media and the internet, and acceptance as … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 28: Acrimony and division: conduct and coverage of EU Referendum campaign casts shadow on British politics

Gordon RamsayKing’s College London Writing in the midst of the 2017 election campaign, the EU Referendum can seem a long way in the past. Perhaps unsurprisingly, with the exception of the pause in campaigning as a result of the tragedy … Continue reading

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