Three-D Issue 19: Do your subs look big in this?

Karen Ross University of Liverpool Thanks to all of you who have joined, re-joined or renewed their membership for the 2012-13 membership year, which started on 1 September. We appreciate your support!. Membership statistics as of the end of October is outlined in the table below. So, members are doing a lot better at renewing …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 19: MeCCSA CCES Network update

Neil Gavin Liverpool University The CCES had some notable successes over the course of the last year or so, and will strive to maintain the momentum. There was the well-attended ‘Reaching the Public on Climate Change: Up-to-and-Beyond UN IPPC 2013-14’ symposium in Liverpool ( And at the beginning of year the MeCCSA conference saw CCES …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 19: Hunt-Black proposals not in best interests of journalism

This letter was originally published in the Financial Times, 1 November 2012. Several signatories are members of the MeCCSA Policy Network. URL: We are free speech advocates and senior educators of law and journalism students in British universities and we write to express our opposition to proposals for a new self-regulatory body for the …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 19: Report from the Disability Studies Network

Irene Rose Liverpool John Moores Univ. MeCCSA DSN was pleased to co-organise this year’s Liverpool Comedy Trust Annual Comedy Festival Debate hosted by Liverpool John Moores University. This free public event was well attended and drew delegates from across the length and breadth of the country. Contributors included Paul Betney (standup comedian), Laurence Clark (actor …Continue Reading

Climate Change Communication & the Internet: Challenges and Opportunities for Research

Date: Thursday 12 April 2013 Location: Department of Media and Communication, University of Leicester Contact person for expressions of interest: Dr Nelya Koteyko ( The new communicative landscape shaped by the Internet and mobile technologies has had profound implications for communication research on climate change and environment. It has opened up new areas for studying …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 19: Research collaboration with the BFI explores how film shapes culture and community

Sarita Malik Brunel University Earlier in 2012, the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded research exploring the ways in which film shapes audiences’ ideas and values about ‘community’. Part of the Connected Communities research programme, the eight-month project was led by Sarita Malik at Brunel University in collaboration with the British Film Institute. The research …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 19: Practice Network Report

Joanna Callaghan University of Bedfordshire An exciting October with an event on Practice-based research and the REF2014 that I planned since taking up my role as Chair of the Practice Network.  I was able to secure Bruce Brown, Chair of Panel D along with panel members from 34 and 36.  The event sold out and …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 19: Practice-based research and the REF2014

John Adams University of Bristol Symposium organised by the MeCCSA practice network, University of Bedfordshire and the Kingston University Practice Research Unit. 23rd October 2012 at the Rose Theatre, Kingston In the protracted run up to the census date for the REF this symposium provided a timely and well-judged steer for practice researchers and research …Continue Reading

Media policy post-Leveson: opportunities for reshaping media ownership and control at the national, regional and community level

Date: Friday 8 February 2013, Time: 10am – 5pm Venue: Bournemouth University, Executive Business Centre Keynote speakers: Professor James Curran, Goldsmith’s University. Professor Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Cardiff University. Address by: Natalie Bennett, Leader of Green Party. Call for papers  We welcome papers focused on media ownership; media monopoly; media policy and legislation; the Leveson Inquiry, its …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 19: The 2012/13 Postgraduate Network Committee

Ruth Sanz Sabido De Montfort University The new MeCCSA-PGN Committee was elected at a meeting on 17 September during the PGN annual conference, hosted by Loughborough University. The Postgraduate Network welcomed five new officers into its board, while Ruth Sanz Sabido is the only continuing member in the role of Chair (see below for full …Continue Reading

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