Welcome to MeCCSA

Welcome to MeCCSA, the subject association that represents all who teach or research in Higher Education in media, communications and cultural studies, whether in arts, humanities or social sciences departments.

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Three-D Issue 35

Three-D, issue 35 (PDF, 1.3 Mb) – Latest

In this issue:
1 ‘Slashing taxpayer subsidy’ (Einar Thorsen)

Review of Higher Education
Augar and after (John Downey)
The banker and the basket weaver (Janet Jones)
No more medals: the latest on the TEF (Abigail Gardner)
Free speech on campus (Alison Scott-Baumann & Simon Perfect)

Covid-19
A wake-up call, but who’s listening? (Simon Cottle)
Libertarians under lockdown (Julian Petley)

Black Lives Matter
Listening to legacies of coloniality (Kulraj Phullar)

Media Reform
11 Musical chairs: the phoney war over BBC governance (Tom Chivers)
12 “Distinctly Different”: GB News (Steven Barnett & Julian Petley)
14 It’s only a “conflict” between Facebook and regulators if it’s about the data (Declan McDowell-Naylor)
15 BBC and Beyond: Reimagining Public Media (Deborah Grayson)

Obituary
16 Jay G. Blumler (1924-2021) (Stephen Coleman)

Reports and Initiatives
17 Chair’s report (Einar Thorsen)
18 MeCCSA responses (MeCCSA response to OfS Consultation on regulating quality and standards in higher education and MeCCSA response to Review of the UK Social Science PhD)
21 Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Network (Mita Lad)
21 Policy Network (Paul Reilly & Phil Ramsey)
22 Local and Community Media Network (Rachel Matthews)
23 Radio Studies Network (Emma Heywood)
23 Social Movements Network (Ruth Sanz Sabido)
24 Postgraduate Network (Sharon Zheng)

Studying MeCCSA subjects at University

MeCCSA has produced a film to answer some of the frequently asked questions about studying subjects in our field at university. Feel free to share and use to promote your own courses as you wish. See also our FAQ section.

 

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MeCCSA on JISCmail

MeCCSA and its Networks operate discussion and information lists through the JISCmail system. Click the following links for information or to join:

The MeCCSA Radio Studies Network encourages interested colleagues to subscribe to the Radio Studies list, a forum for teachers, researchers and broadcasters active since 1998.

To post a message on the list if you are not a subscriber (subject to approval), please get in touch with Elizabeth Poole.

Website contacts

Website content admins are Einar Thorsen and . Each MeCCSA Network and the Annual Conference Chair is responsible for updating their respective pages.

For technical support, please email techsupport@meccsa.org.uk.

For any queries regarding MeCCSA membership, please email the membership secretary, Gillian Mason.

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