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Three-D Issue 29: Chair’s report

Natalie Fenton Goldsmiths, University of London REF madness reigns supreme once more. With REF2021 still three years away it is now the driving force behind all of our activities despite the fact that we still don’t know the fine details … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 29: MeCCSA Conference 2019: Continuity & Change

Alenka Jelen-Sanchez University of Stirling We are delighted to be hosting the first MeCCSA annual conference in Scotland at the University of Stirling from 9 to 11 January 2019. The conference theme ‘Continuity & Change – Media, Communications & Politics’ … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 29: MeCCSA 2018: Creativity and Agency

Philip Hammond London South Bank University We are in the final stages of preparations for MeCCSA 2018, at London South Bank University on 10–12 January. We have been delighted with the response to our call for papers. Following review of … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 29: Brand ventriloquism: when media go native

Jonathan Hardy University of East London Tim Gopsill Editor, Free Press (CPBF) Advertising on the internet has yet to reap the rewards that publishers have hoped for. While the internet giants pile up profits from providing the platforms, advertising income … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 29: Reflections on our future with the Teaching Excellence Framework

Alan F Meades Canterbury Christ Church University Many MeCCSA members will have their own perspective on the potential impacts of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) upon Media, Communication and Cultural Studies. Indeed, TEF-related sooth-saying has become a popular occupation in … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 29: The influence of Internet Indicators

Robin Mansell London School of Economics and Political Science UNESCO’s project to define Internet Universality indicators is organised around four principles – ROAM (R – that the internet is based on human Rights, O – that it is Open; A … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 29: European silence on the US decision to end net neutrality

Bart Cammaerts London School of Economics and Political Science After reneging on the Paris Climate Agreement, withdrawing from UNESCO and recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the support of Trump for ending the fundamental principle of net neutrality almost … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 29: Radical Government shift to a full investigation of the Fox-Sky merger bid

Melanie Dupéré Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III When Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt decided not to refer News Corporation’s proposed takeover of BSkyB to the Competition Commission back in 2011, serious questions were raised as to the relationship between media and politicians … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 29: MRC and Avaaz keeps challenging Murdochs over Fox/Sky merger

Glenda Cooper City, University of London Rupert Murdoch’s bid to take control of Sky News has hit several hurdles in the past few months. In September, the culture secretary Karen Bradley referred the 21st Century Fox’s £11.7bn bid to the … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 29: A curse on all his ‘Houses of Cards’: the life and times of Kevin Spacey

Richard Scullion Bournemouth University In politics, there’s a classic line ‘when you are the story its time to quit’ – think Andy Coulson, Lizzie Louden and Alistair Campbell. And so it comes to pass in the pungent world of media … Continue reading

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