Three-D Issue 20: Which way to the information commons? Research & information resources for retired academics

Sylvia Harvey, University of Leeds Some MeCCSA members will be aware that, following retirement, many academics lose their professional email address and their access to the University library, including electronic books and journals. There is, arguably, a wider problem here as there may be other members of the public who contributed to the growth of university …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 20: REF: time moves on

Peter Golding, Northumbria University The editor of Three-D suggested members would welcome an update on preparations for the REF (which surely no longer needs spelling out!) as we start counting down in weeks rather than years to the submission deadline of November 29th.  So, wearing, somewhat uncomfortably, two hats as a MeCCSA Executive Committee member and …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 20: Chair’s report

Sue Thornham, University of Sussex This issue of Three-D is the first to appear following the hugely successful Derry conference. As always, the conference offered a mix of academic papers, policy debates, pedagogic discussions, screenings and exhibitions. What was particularly impressive for those who, like me, had little previous familiarity with the city, was the ways …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 20: New guide for citing films and audio

British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) In the era of YouTube, podcasts and vidcasts recently launched pioneering guidelines will be crucial for students, researchers and academics when they cite moving image and sound sources, or provide advice on referencing them. The British Universities Film & Video Council’s (BUFVC) guidelines respond to the 2011 Jisc …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 20: Media & Communications: ten years on

Charlie Beckett, LSE Is the world really changing rapidly or does it just appear that way? There’s been a dizzying transformation in media and communications over the last ten years and one its biggest effects is to make everything else seem to be spinning fast, too. When a meteorite crashed into Russia injuring 1200 people …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 20: “Sometimes it’s hard to be a wo-man”, or how I learned to love Tammy Wynette but not always agree with (all) her lyrics

Karen Ross, University of Liverpool On International Women’s Day this year, I was invited to give a talk about my recent research on women in media industries. Nothing unusual about that you may say, that is your expertise and of course, that’s absolutely right. But on this occasion, I was talking about the media’s poor record …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 20: Vested interests can be challenged

David Lee, University of Leeds What was the ultimate purpose of the Leveson Enquiry? To satisfy a public aghast following revelations about the hacking of Millie Dowler’s mobile phone alongside the more general widespread illegal practices of the red-tops? To sate the desire for revenge by politicians after years of obeisance to the Murdoch press?  Or …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 20: The Fleet Street dinosaurs

Tim Gopsill, Free Press At one of the innumerable gatherings in London on this Leveson business I met a journalist friend I hold in some respect. “Which way do you swing on this?” I asked. “Against you, I am afraid,” she replied. (Clue: I was handing out copies of Free Press, the Campaign for Press Freedom …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 20: Reconnecting Science and Journalism Post-Leveson

Stuart Allan, Bournemouth University Science journalism is often fraught with tensions, particularly where issues concerning possible risks, threats or hazards come to the fore. ‘Cancer danger of that night-time trip to the toilet’ one Daily Mail headline declared by way of example, the ensuing news story alerting readers to what seemed a particularly insidious health …Continue Reading

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