Three-D Issue 33: Women’s Network updates

Beth JohnsonLeeds University The MeCCSA Women’s Network contributed funding to two excellent events last month. ‘The Cultural Politics of Meghan Markle Symposium’ took place on 15th November at Conway Hall, London. The symposium set out to exchange ideas and develop ideas for the authors taking part in two special issues on the cultural politics of …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 33: 5th Annual Shared Solidarities symposium

Stuart PriceDe Montfort University On 9th October, the Media Discourse Centre (, the MeCCSA Social Movements Network, and the Documentary Media Centre, hosted the 5th Annual Shared Solidarities symposium, which brings together campaigners and academics to, in the words of Ros Brunt, ‘reflect on both theory and on concrete practices’. Shared Solidarities was founded by academics …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 33: Climate Change network update

Julie DoyleUniversity of BrightonMichael GoodmanUniversity of Reading The Climate Change Network has focused upon two activities during 2019: finalising a special issue of Climatic Change on the topic, ‘Practicing Everyday Climate Cultures’; and organising a roundtable for the MeCCSA 2020 conference at University of Brighton on the subject, ‘Media in/for the anthropocene: What is the responsibility of …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 33: Shaping Knowledge: encounters between word and image

Maurizio CinquegraniRichard MisekUniversity of Kent The annual MPE and MeCCSA Practice annual symposium took place at the University of Kent on June 14th 2019. The title of this year’s conference was ‘Shaping Knowledge; encounters between word and image’. The aim of the event was to explore the interaction of word and image across a range …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 33: First year of new MeCCSA LCM network

Rachel MatthewsCoventry University Despite being less than a year old, the Local and Community Media Network has been gratified by the level of interest shown by people within and without the academy in our work to promote research into this vital area. Since our formation in April 2019, we have been networking with a variety …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 32: Renamed Women’s Network

Beth JohnsonLeeds University As ever, the MeCCSA Women’s Network has enjoyed an eventful year. In structural terms, our former chair, Milly Williamson, stood down after ten diligent years in post. The network has been deeply enhanced by Milly’s leadership and both the committee and our members are extremely grateful for her enthusiasm and dedication. 2020 …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 32: MeCCSA Social Movements and Media Discourse Centre Symposium

De Montfort University Wednesday, 9th October 2019 Keynote Speaker: Dr Sally Ruane, Reader in Social Policy, and Director of the Health Policy Research Unit Registration: 12noon – ends 3/3.30pm The Media Discourse Centre at De Montfort University (, and the MeCCSA Social Movements Network, will host the 5th Annual Shared Solidarities symposium (a free event with tea …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 32: Radio Studies Network report

Josephine ColemanBirkbeck College, University of London As the field of media communications and broadcasting shifts around us, so Radio Studies evolves, the Network widens its interests and further extends a welcome through social media communities as well as at face-to-face events. These encounters provide vital opportunities to engage with the research and teaching practices of …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 32: Policy Network report

Jonathan HardyUniversity of East London Here is a brief update on the MeCCSA Policy Network that discusses recent activities, and finishes with two (of many) reasons why we need this Network more than ever.  The Policy Network is chaired by Phil Ramsay, with Jeanette Steemers and I as vice chairs. Both my colleagues have been …Continue Reading

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