Three-D Issue 29: Climate Cultures

Nathan Farrell Bournemouth University News coverage of climate change and environmental issues often focus on largescale and planetary events; from the dire warnings issued by international scientific organisations, to dramatic footage of ice shelves collapsing, and global political summits on climate change mitigation. It is understandable that such content forms the core of journalistic considerations …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 28: Women in the media industries: inputs and influences

Gamze ToylanDe Montfort University The aim of this event was to a) learn about professional roles and practices of a variety of professionals from a TV, film, radio and digital game design, and b) discuss how aspects such as age, ethnicity, parental status, informal recruitment practices, project based work conditions affect women’s inclusion in the …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 28: Framing Catastrophe: Shared Solidarities no 3

Rosalind BruntSheffield Hallam University A date for your diaries: Sheffield Hallam University, Thursday 7 September, 2017. This will be an all-day event: Framing Catastrophe: Shared Solidarities no 3. It is organised jointly by the Social Movements and Climate Change Networks of MeCCSA. As with the previous two events, Shared Solidarities 3 will have a workshop/seminar …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 28: Radio Studies Network report

Helen GubbinsUniversity of Sheffield The 2017 MeCCSA Conference in Leeds saw the appointment of a new Chair (Josephine Coleman, Birkbeck College) and Deputy Chair (Helen Gubbins, University of Sheffield), to the Radio Studies Network (RSN), and the establishment of a new steering group (https://www.meccsa.org.uk/networks/radio-studies-network/). Jo and Helen have been working steadily with the steering group …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 28: Storymaking symposium

Sarah HaynesLiverpool John Moores University Storymaking was a one-day Symposium held on Friday 11th November 2016, at The Liverpool Screen School, Liverpool John Moores University organized in collaboration with the ICC (Institute of Cultural Capital) and supported by the MeCCSA Practice Network. The focus of this symposium was making stories with rather than just for …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 28: VR Symposium: what does immersion mean?

Nick HigginsUniversity of the West of Scotland Gathering together an inspiring mix of creative practitioners, industry experts and cultural institutions, the University of the West of Scotland’s Creative Media Academy hosted a one-day seminar on virtual reality (VR) and filmmaking as part of the 2017 Glasgow Short Film Festival in March. Born out of a …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 28: Time to take sides on impartiality?

Des FreedmanGoldsmiths, University of London If rampant editorialising is in the DNA of the print press, then ‘due impartiality’ – not taking sides in matters of public controversy – is allegedly at the heart of UK broadcasting. Broadcasters themselves are required to abide by the Ofcom code and many journalists speak about their professional commitment …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 27: Amplifying postgraduate and early career voices

Patricia Prieto-Blanco University of Brighton Editor, Networking Knowledge The first issue of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Journal appeared almost ten years ago. Released as an e-journal in September 2007, Networking Knowledge provides a space for postgraduate and early career researchers to showcase their work. Over the years, this space has nurtured upcoming scholars in the fields of media, communications and cultural …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 27: Postgraduate Network in 2016 and plans ahead

Seema Hussain Birmingham City University During 2016, the PGN network continued to focus on delivering a targeted programme of events, designed to provide our delegates with an opportunity to network, exchange ideas and seek support while navigating through their post-graduate journey. In July, our flagship event, the PGN conference was held at the University of …Continue Reading

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