Three-D Issue 18: The key

Story by: Jackey Reuben, Illustrations by: Chantal de Broglio This is a short satire by a MeCCSA member about marketing in a University. The Exit There is always darkness before the dawn – wherever we might be. Do we have to continually re-enact the trauma, and was it this that was echoed, along with clip-clop …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 18: Market fundamentalism and new communications regulation

Damian Tambini London School of Economics Media regulation is one of those things, like puddings, that the British think they do rather well. This helps explain the spasms of introspection that phone hacking and the failure of press self-regulation have triggered. Might we, after all, have been kidding ourselves? Is something broken in the institutional …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 18: This system needs fixing

Des Freedman Goldsmiths, University of London This is a boom time for Murdoch-watchers. On 16 February 2012, the normally sober sub-editors at the Financial Times pronounced the imminent demise of the world’s most notorious media mogul with the headline ‘Gotcha! The Sun Sinks Murdoch’ attached to a Philip Stephens article on the crisis inside News …Continue Reading

CFP: MeCCSA-PGN Conference 2012 (Loughborough)

CALL FOR PAPERS Deadline for Abstracts: 15 June 2012 The Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association Postgraduate Network (MeCCSA-PGN) invites submission of abstracts for its annual postgraduate conference to be held on 17th-18th September 2012 at Loughborough University, UK. MeCCSA is the subject association for the field of media, communication and cultural studies in UK …Continue Reading

New media and (new) media studies: Symposium on Postgraduate Learning and Teaching in Media and Cultural Studies

Lancaster University Friday 21st November 2008 The event will bring together postgraduate students involved in the Higher Education teaching of Media, Communications and Cultural studies to share experiences, develop collaborative exchanges and face the unique issues and concerns affecting postgraduate tutors within the field. The event is hosted by the Institute for Cultural Research at …Continue Reading

Fifth MeCCSA Postgraduate Network Conference 2008

University of Sussex, Brighton Tuesday 1st – Wednesday 2nd July 2008 The MeCCSA (Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association) Postgraduate Network held its fifth annual conference at the University of Sussex, Brighton on the 1st and 2nd July 2008. The conference was an excellent opportunity for postgraduate students to present their work to likeminded individuals …Continue Reading

Cultural Borrowings: A Study Day on Appropriation, Reworking and Transformation

University of Nottingham Wednesday 19th March 2008 > Click here for the conference webpage Throughout history, artists have appropriated, sampled or borrowed elements from pre-existing work for use in new cultural texts. When hip-hop artist Dangermouse mixed samples from The Beatles White Album with Jay-Z’s Black Album to produce The Grey Album; or when Todd Haynes paid homage to the …Continue Reading

Minding the Gap: Reflections on Media Practice & Theory

One-day training symposium for Postgraduates & Early Career Researchers Reuters Institute, Oxford Saturday 12th May 2007 Keynote Speaker: Professor Brian Winston, University of Lincoln Click here to visit the conference webpage and to view or download the programme, report and pictures  There is an unmistakable gap between intellectual models of mass media institutions and practices, and …Continue Reading

MeCCSA supports Media Reform initiative

At the recent AGM at the University of Bedfordshire, 12th January 2012, the following resolution was passed: This AGM supports the initiative of the Coordinating Committee for Media Reform in its submission to Leveson, and further public forums, as a proper and fruitful stimulus to well-informed debate.

Reaching the Public on Climate Change: Up-to-and-Beyond UN IPPC 2013-14

The MeCCSA CCES, in conjunction with Liverpool University’s ‘Living With Environmental Change’ research theme steering group, will be delivering a symposium on March 30th 2012, with the title ‘Reaching the Public on Climate Change: Up-to-and-Beyond UN IPPC 2013-14’. The outline is as follows: Climate change as an issue has been somewhat eclipsed by economic turbulence …Continue Reading

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