Three-D Issue 20: Leveson aftermath & the Royal Charter

Einar Thorsen, Bournemouth University By mid-March, David Cameron got tired of discussing media reform and decided to force a Parliamentary vote on the issue – seeking to impose a Royal Charter instead of Leveson’s recommendations. After some last minute wrangling the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour had reached an agreement. Confusion reigned as each of the …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 20: Conference Report, Derry 2013

Conference Report, Derry 2013 Magee Campus, University of Ulster, 9-11 January, 2013 Attendance 151 people registered via Eventbrite, most giving papers. 72 of these delegates also paid to attend the Gala dinner. A further 20 University of Ulster staff and students attended the conference who were helping with the conference. 6 UU people attended …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 20: Great conference and lovely time in Derry

Máire Messenger Davies University of Ulster When, in 2011, we at the University of Ulster’s School of Media, Film and Journalism, decided to bid for the annual MeCCSA conference to take place on the University of Ulster’s Derry/Londonderry campus in 2013, a big plus point was that it would coincide with the beginning of Derry’s …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 20: MeCCSA 2014: Media and the Margins

Dan Jackson & Einar Thorsen Bournemouth University Whilst it feels like we have barely emerged from the same winter that contained the MeCCSA 2013 conference held in Derry, we can report that preparations for the next Annual Conference are in full swing. The organising committee have been confirming keynotes, designing websites, negotiating hotel deals and …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 20: Networking Knowledge: call for 2014 guest editors

Matthew Freeman, University of Nottingham Serving as a dynamic platform for the research of our community’s postgraduates and early career researchers, Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA-PGN is an e-journal published by the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network. The Network itself brings together approximately 400 postgraduate and early career researchers in the fields of media, communications, and cultural …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 20: MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference 2013

Conference Committee University of East Anglia (UEA) The University of East Anglia (UEA) is delighted to be hosting the forthcoming 2013 MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference on 2nd – 3rd July 2013. The event is organised by the school of Film, Television and Media Studies (FTM) in collaboration with other schools across UEA’s Faculty of Arts and …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 20: Women’s Media Studies Network roundtable event

Heather Nunn Roehampton University The WMSN recently collaborated with the MeCCSA Practice Network to support a one-day symposium on Female Authorship. The event was organised by Dr Sarah Neely, University of Stirling as part of the Glasgow Short Film Festival’s programme. Invited panelists to this stimulating event included filmmakers, academics, curators, artists and writers. A …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 20: Female Authorship Symposium

Sarah Neely, University of Stirling The Female Authorship Symposium was held on Friday the 8th of February at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow.  The event was hosted by the Glasgow Short Film Festival and received support from the MeCCSA Women’s Media Studies Network, MeCCSA Practice Network, the Stirling Centre for Scottish Studies and the …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 20: Beyond the ivory tower: media policy academics in the public arena

Máire Messenger Davies University of Ulster For most of 2012, continuing into 2013, and no doubt beyond, media policy debates and events have been dominated by questions raised by the Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press, whose report was published on 29th November 2012 – see (For an executive …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 20: Introducing the MeCCSA Social Movements Network

Ruth Sanz Sabido & Stuart Price, De Montfort University The MeCCSA Social Movements Network was recently established in order to create opportunities to discuss the role of media, film, communication and cultural studies in the analysis of social movements. The purpose of this initiative is to improve the ability of researchers to engage with activists and groups, …Continue Reading

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