Three-D Issue 18: Market fundamentalism and new communications regulation

Damian Tambini London School of Economics Media regulation is one of those things, like puddings, that the British think they do rather well. This helps explain the spasms of introspection that phone hacking and the failure of press self-regulation have triggered. Might we, after all, have been kidding ourselves? Is something broken in the institutional …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 18: This system needs fixing

Des Freedman Goldsmiths, University of London This is a boom time for Murdoch-watchers. On 16 February 2012, the normally sober sub-editors at the Financial Times pronounced the imminent demise of the world’s most notorious media mogul with the headline ‘Gotcha! The Sun Sinks Murdoch’ attached to a Philip Stephens article on the crisis inside News …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.

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: 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

MeCCSA Policy Network Meeting with Martin Moore

22nd September, 2011 from 6-8 pm in The Graham Wallas Room, 5th Floor, Old Building, LSE, Houghton St, WC1 THE MAIN SPEAKER AT THE MEETING IS MARTIN MOORE, OF THE MEDIA STANDARDS  TRUST AND THE HACKED OFF CAMPAIGN. He will speak about the campaign’s work, and will then participate in a discussion with members. The meeting …Continue Reading

Policy Network Co-ordinator

Phil Ramsey (Chair) Ulster University Jeanette Steemers (Vice-Chair) King’s College London Jonathan Hardy (Vice-Chair) University of East London

Policy Network contact details

Phil Ramsey (Chair) Ulster University Jeanette Steemers (Vice-Chair) King’s College London Jonathan Hardy (Vice-Chair) University of East London

Three-D Issue 16: Annual report of the Policy Network

Máire Messenger Davies University of Ulster There have been a number of events this year and our activities up to the end of September were reported more fully in the October issue of Three-D (see the website and email list MECCSA-POLICY@JISCMAIL.AC.UK). 19th March, 2010 Small group meeting with Jonathan Breckon, AHRC, and Simon Griffiths, British …Continue Reading

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