Category Archives: Policy Network

Three-D Issue 20: Beyond the ivory tower: media policy academics in the public arena

Máire Messenger Davies University of Ulster For most of 2012, continuing into 2013, and no doubt beyond, media policy debates and events have been dominated by questions raised by the Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the … Continue reading

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Policy Network Report, AGM2013

Network meetings and events Policy issues are regularly on the agenda for universities all over the country, particularly in this year of the Leveson Inquiry. Events in 2012 included: Dr Jonathan Hardy’s speech to the Oxford Media Convention on 25 … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 19: Lord Justice Leveson’s Inquiry and the next Communications Act

Damian Tambini London School of Economics Media policy has always been a political minefield, and recent events have done little to defuse the terrain. The Leveson Inquiry has seen that elected politicians face deep conflicts of interest with regard to … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 19: Hunt-Black proposals not in best interests of journalism

This letter was originally published in the Financial Times, 1 November 2012. Several signatories are members of the MeCCSA Policy Network. URL: http://j.mp/Wb7VG5 We are free speech advocates and senior educators of law and journalism students in British universities and … Continue reading

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Media policy post-Leveson: opportunities for reshaping media ownership and control at the national, regional and community level

Date: Friday 8 February 2013, Time: 10am – 5pm Venue: Bournemouth University, Executive Business Centre Keynote speakers: Professor James Curran, Goldsmith’s University. Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Cardiff University. Address by: Natalie Bennett, Leader of Green Party. Call for papers  We welcome … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 18: Policy Network Report

Máire Messenger Davies University of Ulster As reported in the last Three-D, media policy issues have been almost constantly in the headlines, and thus also of major concern to many academics; this is particularly due to the phone-hacking story and … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 18: Market fundamentalism and new communications regulation

Damian Tambini London School of Economics Media regulation is one of those things, like puddings, that the British think they do rather well. This helps explain the spasms of introspection that phone hacking and the failure of press self-regulation have … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 18: This system needs fixing

Des Freedman Goldsmiths, University of London This is a boom time for Murdoch-watchers. On 16 February 2012, the normally sober sub-editors at the Financial Times pronounced the imminent demise of the world’s most notorious media mogul with the headline ‘Gotcha! … Continue reading

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MeCCSA supports Media Reform initiative

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 … Continue reading

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Three-D Issue 17: Hackgate and media reform

Hackgate has shocked the world. But this latest media scandal is shocking not because of the awfulness that the practice of phone hacking is and the lack of humanity it has revealed but because it has exposed a system that … Continue reading

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