Three-D Issue 23: Genuinely being listened to

Suzanne Franks City University, London The launching of an enquiry by the Lords Select Committee into women in news and current affairs broadcasting has got to be a welcome sign. It demonstrates that this subject has slowly risen up the agenda. When I was asked to write about Women and Journalism for the Reuters Institute …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 23: Does my impact look big in this?

Karen Ross Northumbria University On 21 October 2014, I gave evidence on the first day of the Inquiry into Women, News and Current Affairs launched by the House of Lords Communications Sub-Committee. Together with Prof Suzanne Franks (City University), we answered a number of questions from the Committee, informed largely by the written evidence which …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 23: Neo-liberalism and the end of education

Mike Wayne Brunel University The neo-liberal paradigm is economically dead but ideologically still very active, especially in the education sector. The structures and value system of the sector have been colonized by neo-liberalism and its ideology of ‘entrepreneurialism’. Liberal values have been appropriated and hollowed out. The forces of business – discredited as they should …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 23: The Cinderella in the system

Giannina Warren & Natalie Fenton Goldsmiths, University of London     In the summer of 2014 MeCCSA funded research into the changing higher education environment experienced by media, communications and cultural studies departments. Through a survey and interviews1 the research explores and evaluates changes to admissions and recruitment processes and practices; strategic considerations around curriculum …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 22: MeCCSA Postgraduate conference 2014

Toussaint Nothias Christiaan de Beukelaer Univeristy of Leeds Leeds has been a great place to visit this summer. Not only has it welcomed the Tour de France, but it is also where the 11th Annual MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference took place on June 23rd and 24th! The conference theme was ‘Global Interdependence: Knowledge, Experience and Theory’, …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 22: Social Movements Network events

Ruth Sanz Sabido Canterbury Christ Church Uni. Since its foundation in 2013, the Social Movements Network has held two international conferences and is in the process of organising two further events.   Our inaugural event, “Generations of Protest: Marxism Matters?”, took place on 20-21 November 2013. The conference programme brought together a wide range of …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 22: Thinking Creative Practice on Campus

Michael Chanan University of Roehampton The symposium on audiovisual creative practice held at Roehampton University on June 14th, ‘Image Movement Story’, threw up an issue that reflects the incoherence of the research policies that fund our activities. On the one hand, judging from the wide range of projects under discussion, including work by supervisors of …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 22: MeCCSA CCES Network update

Neil Gavin Liverpool University The CCES has recently staged a successful symposium event, held in Liverpool on May 30th this year: ‘Keeping the Flame Alive?: Climate Change, the Media and the Public’. It was attended by around forty people form a wide variety of scholarly and non-scholarly backgrounds, and was themed around the coverage of …Continue Reading

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