Three-D Issue 35: Radio Studies Network

Emma HeywoodUniversity of Sheffield World Radio Day on 13th February this year was yet another milestone celebrating the importance of radio as a global source of vital information and entertainment. Over the course of the pandemic, radio has increased its listenership acting as a constant support in these challenging times. With no need to social …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 35: Local and Community Media Network

Rachel MatthewsCoventry University This year marks the first full 12 months of the existence of the LCM Network after it was approved and formed in 2019. At our first AGM in Brighton in January 2020 we had proposed a series of events including a one-day conference; we quickly realised we would have to pivot to …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 35: Platform politics, online harms and future research directions

Paul ReillyUniversity of SheffieldPhil RamseyUlster University How can online platforms do better in the fight against ‘fake news’, hate speech and other online harms? What role should researchers play in the regulatory frameworks governing big tech companies like Facebook? These were among the issues discussed at ‘Platforms and policies: agendas for research and policy action”, …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 35: Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Network Report

Mita LadMiddlesex University It has been a few issues since REaPN has written a report for Three-D, and in all honesty I have no idea where the time as gone. Back in June 2020, Vice Chair, Dr Nour Halabi authored a statement ( in support of the BLM movement and called for more to be done …Continue Reading

MeCCSA Postgraduate Network Call for Nominations – Vice Chair Position

The MeCCSA Postgraduate Network is calling for nominations from postgraduate students interested in joining our Committee for the 2020/21 session. The available role is the Vice-Chair position, and it will be held until September 2021. Role of Vice Chair The Vice Chair is responsible for keeping records of PGN activities. The main duties and responsibilities include minute taking at meetings of the PGN …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 34: Postgraduate Network

Bissie AndersonUniversity of Stirling Networking Knowledge has one regular, two conference, and three COVID19-related special issues currently in the works: Bangor University MeCCSA PGN Conference 2019 issue – in production, and due at the end of the summer 2020. A regular issue of 6-8 articles – at copyediting stage, to be published in Autumn 2020. #TogetherApart …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 34: Radio Studies Network

Janieann McCrackenUniversity of Stirling Brighton seems a long time ago now and a very different place! In our network meeting there we welcomed new members to our steering committee bringing a variety of different research interests. These were Jerry Padfield (Doctoral Student at The University of Falmouth), and Dario Llinares (Principal Lecturer in the School …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 34: Local and Community Media Network

Rachel MatthewsCoventry University It is now just over a year since the Local and Community Media Network was inaugurated at a meeting at Canterbury Christ Church University. Our committee structure was confirmed at our AGM at MeCCSA 2020 in Brighton. We also hosted our first panel on the theme of ‘Interrogating the ‘community’ in local …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 34: Policy Network report

Phil RamseyUlster University It has been a busy Spring for Policy watchers. The DCMS ran a Consultation on decriminalising TV licence evasion (following a 2015 review), while the DCMS Commons Select Committee ran an inquiry into the future of public service broadcasting. Public Service Media (PSM) is under intense scrutiny in the current political environment, and now seems …Continue Reading

MeCCSA Postgraduate Network Call for Nominations 2020

The MeCCSA Postgraduate Network is calling for nominations from postgraduate students interested in joining our Committee for the period of September 2020 to September 2021. About the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network Committee The aim of the Postgraduate Network is to bring together postgraduate students in media, communication and cultural studies from different intellectual traditions and cultural …Continue Reading

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