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Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK
Conference Theme – Silenced Voices
7-9 September 2022
Submission deadline: 14 January 2022
The Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association is pleased to invite the submission of abstracts, panel proposals and practice-based contributions for the MeCCSA 2022 Conference, to be held 7-9 September 2022 at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. As per previous announcements, the postponement of MeCCSA 2021 due to the pandemic gave us an opportunity to rethink our annual conference scheduling. It was decided to move the timing of the conferences from January to September, starting with MeCCSA 2022. There will be another online Annual General Meeting in January 2022, to ensure we comply with the Association’s constitutional requirements.
The theme of the MeCCSA 2022 conference is Silenced Voices. Read the full Call for Papers.
Professor Greg Philo, University of Glasgow
Dr Anandi Ramamurthy, Sheffield Hallam University
Professor Karen Ross, Newcastle University
Dr Miklos Sukosd, University of Copenhagen
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In this issue:
1 ‘Slashing taxpayer subsidy’ (Einar Thorsen)
Review of Higher Education
2 Augar and after (John Downey)
3 The banker and the basket weaver (Janet Jones)
3 No more medals: the latest on the TEF (Abigail Gardner)
4 Free speech on campus (Alison Scott-Baumann & Simon Perfect)
Black Lives Matter
9 Listening to legacies of coloniality (Kulraj Phullar)
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)
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)
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