Three-D Issue 24: Networking Knowledge: the Journal of MeCCSA PGN Recent announcements and new initiatives

Simon Dawes Université Paul Valéry – Montpellier 3 Networking Knowledge – the Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network – is currently seeking expressions of interest from prospective editors, authors and peer-reviewers. Set up in 2007 to provide a publication venue for selected papers from the network’s annual conferences, it has, since 2011, also published guest-edited …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 23: Doing more with less

Einar Thorsen Bournemouth University Time has finally come when we will learn the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF). There is little doubt that the outcome of this exercise will have a disruptive impact on the Higher Education sector as a whole. Against a backdrop of an increasingly aggressive shift towards marketisation of the …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 23: New Directions in Media Research 2014

Yupei Zhao and Rahma Al Foori University of Leicester The New Directions in Media Research (NDiMR)’s Annual Postgraduate Conference, hosted on 13 June 2014 by the University of Leicester’s Department of Media and Communication, delivered some contemporary directions into social sciences research, uniting online and mainstream media researchers. The foci of the seven themes around …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 23: MeCCSA Postgraduate Network report

Yupei Zhao Univeristy of Leeds The Chair Yupei Zhao and Vice-chair Seema Hussain had meetings in Coventry with the organizers from Coventry University to discuss the progress for the MeCCSA PGN 2015 Conference. The conference will be held on the 2 and 3 July 2015 in Ellen Terry building, Coventry University. It is a very …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 23: Women’s Media Studies Network report

Milly Williamson Brunel University 2013/14 was an active year for the Women’s network. We kicked of the year with a well attended panel at the MeCCSA conference in Bournmouth in January 2014, entitled Essex: Formations of Gender, Class and Culture. Anita Biressi and Faye Woods critically engaged with the symbolic and lived significance of Essex, …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 23: Sites of Protest

Stuart Price & De Montfort University Ruth Sanz Sabido Canterbury Christ Church Uni.     The MeCCSA Social Movements Network held its second major conference, entitled ‘Sites of Protest’, in Canterbury Christ Church University on 29 October 2014. The one-day event was supported by the Social Movements Network, CCCU, and Canterbury’s Media Discourse Group. It …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 23: The future of local news

Alec Charles University of Chester On 5 November Chester’s Department of Media hosted a major symposium on the future of British journalism. The day-long conference discussed the future of local and regional newspapers in the current economic and regulatory environment, with particular reference to the ongoing changes in the news industry following the publication of …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 23: Policy Network report

Máire Messenger Davies University of Ulster Policy issues continue to engage our members, with letters to the press, blogs, articles and twitter contributions throughout the year, the year of the phone hacking trials (which continue) – see the previous issue of Three-D for further reports on the outcome of the Brooks/Coulson et al trial: …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 23: Chair’s report

Tim O’Sullivan De Montfort University Welcome to the final issue of Three-D for 2014, a delightful pre-Christmas, pre-REF, pre-Conference issue, with articles and commentaries of interest to all working in the fields served by MeCCSA. The forthcoming Conference at the University of Northumbria is scheduled for January 7th – 9th and the programme is available …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 23: MeCCSA 2015 at Northumbria University

James Leggott, Karen Ross and Rosie White Northumbria University MeCCSA 2015 is on the horizon! At Northumbria James Leggott, Karen Ross and Rosie White are beginning to taxi down the conference runway, anticipating turbulence from central university services, and donning their goggles and headphones. Flying jackets and wacky scarves have been worn for some time. …Continue Reading

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