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Three-D Issue 29: Climate Cultures

Nathan Farrell Bournemouth University News coverage of climate change and environmental issues often focus on largescale and planetary events; from the dire warnings issued by international scientific organisations, to dramatic footage of ice shelves collapsing, and global political summits on … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 29: First signs of how REF will work

Well, it’s called REF 2021, but already in 2017 many feel suitably terrorised and daunted by the research assessment exercise now called REF. The straws in the wind which begin to set out how the exercise will work have come … Continue reading

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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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