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

Call for MeCCSA-PGN Conference Bids

The MeCCSA Postgraduate Network (PGN) seeks applications from post-graduate students interested in hosting the annual postgraduate conference. At this moment, we cannot guarantee to offer funding support, however we are doing our best to secure funding. Therefore, it is important that the bid reflects this. The chosen candidate will be encouraged to apply for AHRC …Continue Reading

A celebration of the ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’: The representation of disabled people in an age of austerity

A celebration of the ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ with invited speakers and public discussion. A collaboration between the MeCCSA Disability Studies Network and the Disability Equality Research Network Speakers Professor Nick Watson ‘Bad news for disabled people: Changes in the way newspaper report disability Allan Sutherland Title TBC Deborah Williams The Good, The …Continue Reading

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: 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: 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

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