Three-D Issue 31

Three-D, issue 31 (PDF, 1.9 Mb) – Latest In this issue: 1 Quality journalism, internet and politics (Einar Thorsen) Cairncross Review & Media Policy 2 Government reviews and inquiries: why we should use our academic voice (Julie Firmstone) 4 What should the Cairncross Review propose we do about local news? (Martin Moore) 5 ‘High Quality Journalism’ or Tendentious Trash? …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 31: Government reviews and inquiries: why we should use our academic voice

Julie Firmstone University of Leeds Since I submitted evidence to the Cairncross review into the sustainability of high-quality journalism in September, I’ve read two very different pronouncements about the role of academia in public debate that have strengthened my conviction that such interventions by academics are more important than ever. The first was a thought provoking article by …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 31: Quality journalism, internet and politics

Einar Thorsen Bournemouth University The farcical uncertainty and chaos caused by red lines, Parliamentary arithmetic and delinquent politicians is crippling the country in suspended animation over Brexit. Luckily this is not a Brexit issue of Three-D, as the contents would no doubt have been superseded by events by the time you read this… but Brexit is also impossible …Continue Reading

MeCCSA response to political interference in Australia’s research grant process

On the 13th of November 2018, the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), issued a statement expressing its deep concern about political interference in the independence of Australia’s research grant process. Recent discussion in the Australian Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee revealed that 11 humanities and creative arts projects recommended for funding …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 30

Three-D, issue 30 (PDF, 2 Mb) – Latest In this issue: 1 CPBF folds, hands baton to academics and online activists (Einar Thorsen) Media Policy 2 Campaigning for responsible and accountable media after end of CPBF (Tim Gopsill) 4 Draft proposals for the future of the BBC (Tom Mills) 5 DCMS “Fake News” Report: time for a new …Continue Reading

CFP: Post-Representative Participations: Engaging with Civic Action in the Times of Digital Citizenship

CALL FOR PAPERS Post-Representative Participations: Engaging with Civic Action in the Times of Digital Citizenship School of Media, University of Brighton (UK) 16th November 2018 Keynote speakers: Professor Nico Carpentier, Uppsala University + TBC The Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association’s Postgraduate Network (MeCCSA PGN), the Participatory Communication Research (PCR) section of the International Association of …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 30: Postgraduate conferences and new executive committee

Tianyang Zhou University of Sussex Aurora Patera CCU   “Media, Communities, Cultures” was a Big Success The MeCCSA PGN Conference 2018 was held at Canterbury Christ Church University on 5th – 6th June 2018. The conference featured three keynote speeches by Dr Einar Thorsen, Prof Nico Carpentier and Dr Kaitlynn Mendes and the roundtable discussion …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 30: Radio Studies Network report

Helen Gubbins University of Sheffield Josephine Coleman Birkbeck College, University of London   MeCCSA Radio Studies Network at the 2018 Transnational Radio Conference, Prato, Italy From the 10th – 13th of July 2018, over 150 radio and audio specialists from all over the world descended on Prato in Northern Italy, to attend the 2018 biennial …Continue Reading

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