Three-D Issue 17: KIS my Ass(essment): the White Paper on Higher Education

Natalie Fenton Goldsmiths College, University of London This time last year I wrote an article for the MeCCSA newsletter on the proposals to remove the block teaching grant to undergraduate courses in arts, humanities and social sciences (so-called Band C & D subjects) and reduce central funding to STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) …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

Three-D Issue 17: MeCCSA Annual Conference 2012

Conference Organisers University of Bedfordshire The Bedfordshire Institute of Media Arts and Performance (BIMAP) is delighted to host the MeCCSA 2012 Conference on 11th, 12th and 13th January 2012. We look forward to welcoming delegates from across the UK and beyond to our Luton campus to participate in this annual event. To stay up-to-date with …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 17: Practice Network event and policy review

Joanna Callaghan University of Bedfordshire In June the Practice Network supported the annual Journal of Media Practice symposium on the 24th June at the Watershed in Bristol, hosted by UWE Bristol. The one-day symposium explored how digital technologies have redefined creativity and media practice within the academy both in terms of teaching and research, with …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 17: Report on first Race Network conference

Sarita Malik Brunel University September saw the first event co-organised by the MeCCSA Race Network. In a conscious effort to bring together academics, researchers and practitioners, this event was focused on questions of race and the cultural industries. The debates drew from cultural studies, anthropology, media studies and sociology. Held at the Institute of Communications …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: Teaching challenges and solutions

Debbie Flint ADM-HEA, University of Brighton Around 25 postgraduate media, communications and cultural studies students from institutions across the UK explored teaching challenges and their potential solutions in a ‘Teaching Exchange Workshop’ at the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network annual conference at Bournemouth University in July this year (see also full report on pages 21-22). The workshop …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 17: Mediating Women, War and Terror

Heather Nunn Roehampton University The Women’s Media Studies Network tenth anniversary event, which took place on 12th September, celebrated the on-going success of the network and recognised the diversity of events we have organised over the last ten years since we first met at Derby University. It was an opportunity to acknowledge the work of …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 17: The 2011 MeCCSA Postgraduate Network Conference

Shelley Thompson Bournemouth University More than 60 papers, nearly 100 postgraduates and early post-doctoral researchers, three keynotes and plenary session, two workshops, and a barbecue on the beach. That was the recipe for a successful 8th Annual MeCCSA-Postgraduate Network Conference in July! Postgraduate researchers from Bournemouth University’s Media School organised the event, which attracted early …Continue Reading

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