Three-D Issue 17: Hackgate and media reform

Hackgate has shocked the world. But this latest media scandal is shocking not because of the awfulness that the practice of phone hacking is and the lack of humanity it has revealed but because it has exposed a system that is deeply flawed. This system of commercial news and journalistic practice is now under the …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 17: Practice Network event and policy review

Joanna Callaghan University of Bedfordshire In June the Practice Network supported the annual Journal of Media Practice symposium on the 24th June at the Watershed in Bristol, hosted by UWE Bristol. The one-day symposium explored how digital technologies have redefined creativity and media practice within the academy both in terms of teaching and research, with …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 17: Mediating Women, War and Terror

Heather Nunn Roehampton University The Women’s Media Studies Network tenth anniversary event, which took place on 12th September, celebrated the on-going success of the network and recognised the diversity of events we have organised over the last ten years since we first met at Derby University. It was an opportunity to acknowledge the work of …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 17: Media policy in the headlines

Máire Messenger Davies University of Ulster Since the last issue of Three-D, media policy issues have been almost constantly in the headlines, particularly due to the phone-hacking story: the closure of the News of the World, the parliamentary hearings with the Murdochs and others, the withdrawal of News Corp’s bid for BSkyB, and ongoing public …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 17: The 2011/12 Postgraduate Network Committee

Ruth Sanz Sabido De Montfort University The new MeCCSA-PGN executive board was elected at a meeting on 4th July during the MeCCSA PGN annual conference, hosted by University of Bournemouth. Following the work of previous committees, and in line with our mission statement, this year the MeCCSA PGN board will focus on generating awareness of …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 17: The 2011 MeCCSA Postgraduate Network Conference

Shelley Thompson Bournemouth University More than 60 papers, nearly 100 postgraduates and early post-doctoral researchers, three keynotes and plenary session, two workshops, and a barbecue on the beach. That was the recipe for a successful 8th Annual MeCCSA-Postgraduate Network Conference in July! Postgraduate researchers from Bournemouth University’s Media School organised the event, which attracted early …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 17: Teaching challenges and solutions

Debbie Flint ADM-HEA, University of Brighton Around 25 postgraduate media, communications and cultural studies students from institutions across the UK explored teaching challenges and their potential solutions in a ‘Teaching Exchange Workshop’ at the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network annual conference at Bournemouth University in July this year (see also full report on pages 21-22). The workshop …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 17: Report from the Disability Studies Network

Alison Wilde Bangor University Over the year since our inaugural conference, we have steadily built the network. A steering group was formed after Professor Colin Barnes’ impassioned keynote speech given at the MeCCSA Annual Conference in January. Supporting the aims of the network. Colin spoke on the crucial part that disability studies has to play …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 17: Report on first Race Network conference

Sarita Malik Brunel University September saw the first event co-organised by the MeCCSA Race Network. In a conscious effort to bring together academics, researchers and practitioners, this event was focused on questions of race and the cultural industries. The debates drew from cultural studies, anthropology, media studies and sociology. Held at the Institute of Communications …Continue Reading

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