Author Archives: Einar Thorsen

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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Three-D Issue 28: Not the Brexit election many predicted, with events reshaping the campaign agenda

Stephen CushionCardiff University It was billed as the Brexit election, but events have influenced a campaign few predicted. I have been monitoring election coverage with a research team at Cardiff University, comparing TV news across the main UK evening bulletins. … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 28: General Election 2017: the Brexit Campaign?

David Deacon, John Downey, David Smith, James Stanyer & Dominic WringLoughborough University In media terms (and several other ways) the 2017 General Election has been quite a different campaign to the previous one fought only two years ago. This is … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 28: Civil society and grassroots voices in the election coverage

Jen Birks & Abi RhodesUniversity of Nottingham The role of civil society in election debates this time around has been as sparse as in past years. Individual voters, yes, have told roving journalists who they intend to vote for, and … Continue reading

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