Three-D Issue 24: Make media ownership an issue for the election (and beyond)

Des Freedman Chair, Media Reform Coalition The evidence just keeps mounting up: from the testimonies provided to the Leveson Inquiry to Peter Oborne’s resignation from the Telegraph. Powerful media organisations in highly concentrated markets – whether online or offline – distort democratic debate by privileging issues and agendas that suit the interests of proprietors and …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 24: REF: Results show world-leading and international excellence across the sector in media and cultural research

  The results of the Research Excellent Framework were published just before Christmas, followed in the new year by the subject overview reports from the REF panels. Cultural, communication and media studies once again showed itself to be a strong and thriving research area with prowess in many fields and across the university sector, and …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 24: Oh, that sounds straight forward

Karen Boyle University of Sterling     Speaking at the opening plenary of MeCCSA 2015 on “my brilliant career” was one of those gigs I accepted thinking, “oh that sounds straight forward”. I quickly realised that talking about my own career to a roomful of my peers was anything but. I am a mid-career academic …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 24: Funding, publications… and a thick skin

Ruth Sanz Sabido Canterbury Christ Church University     A career is defined as an occupation, one that is based on a sense of direction. A career is supposed to be an expression of a ‘life’s work’. In this sense, academics form a relatively privileged group, because they have the opportunity to exert at least …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 24: Women’s Media Studies Network report

Milly Williamson Brunel University     I would like to begin this report by saying a very fond farewell to Ros Brunt, who has decided to stand down from the steering committee of the WMSN. It is largely because of Ros’ efforts that the thriving network exists today. She is the key founding member of …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 24: Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Network (REaPN)

Rinella Cere Sheffield Hallam University       The Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Network (REaPN) is the renamed Race Network which has been inactive since 2012. The Network’s new name reflects the new brief, which is to incorporate a wider agenda about representations of race and ethnicity in the media in the context of postcolonial …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 24: News from the network

Joanna Callaghan University of Sussex  The Practice network is delighted to announce that Inga Burrows has taken on the role of Vice Chair. Inga Burrows is a Senior Lecturer in Arts and Media at Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries. She is a practicing artist and filmmaker, she specializes in teaching fiction filmmaking and …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 24: Disability Studies Network

Carrie Hodges Bournemouth University     The MeCCSA Disability Studies Network was first established in 2011 to support and promote the development of the research and teaching of Disability Studies within Media, Communication and Cultural Studies and to provide a space to support and promote the work of disabled academics, lecturers, researchers and media practitioners …Continue Reading

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