Three-D Issue 22: Remembering the chuckle

Garry Whannel University of Bedfordshire   Everyone who knew, worked with, wrote with, argued with or just met Stuart Hall will be mourning his passing in their own way. For many of us it will not be an easy or a quick process. His lasting memorial will, of course, be left in the traces of …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 22: The Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths

Julian Henriques Goldsmiths What’s in a name? A lot, if that name is Stuart Hall. As has been said, there are almost as many Stuart Halls as there are people who know his work or were fortunate enough to know the person. Each of us has made him our own, through his influence on our …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 22: Britain’s most distinguished post-war public intellectual and cultural analyst

Graham Murdock Loughborough University     Stuart Hall was without doubt Britain’s most distinguished post-war public intellectual and cultural analyst. Through his writings, his inspirational mentoring and teaching, his intellectual leadership, and his political vision, he shaped the study of culture and communications in the English speaking world and beyond in decisive ways. I first …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 22: MeCCSA and Stuart Hall

Peter Golding Honorary Secretary, MeCCSA Northumbria University   Many colleagues have written of their personal memories of working with Stuart Hall, and of the academic importance of his work in their lives, or of his many personal kindnesses. We wanted to record our gratitude here also for the role Stuart played in the early development …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 22: NSA/GCHQ, state power and surveillance

Lee Salter University of Sussex   The ways in which the revelations about the NSA/ GCHQ surveillance scandal have been handled by the media have been interesting to say the least. It’s not often that such a clear test of hegemony theory is presented to us by a case study that involves the most sensitive …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 22: Media plurality

Jonathan Hardy University of East London     Calls for the break up of large media groups have met with little success in the UK. Official policy has instead relaxed rules on media ownership. The widespread belief among policy makers that any remaining problems were diminishing in an expanding digital universe bolstered long-standing calls for …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 22: After the sentence…..

Bethany Usher Teesside University     In mitigation before today’s sentencing, Andy Coulson, former Chief Reporter Neville Thurlbeck and their colleagues James Weatherup and Greg Miskew publicly admitted phone hacking for the first time. They said they did it simply because they thought it was allowed. This was understandable because it was in The Press …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 22: So They Think It’s All Over?

Julian Petley Brunel University   Utterly predictably, the June verdicts in the hacking trial were taken by most British papers as confirmation that the entire three-year process from the Leveson Inquiry to Scotland Yard’s Operation Weeting to the trial itself had been both a colossal waste of public funds and a draconian threat to press …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 22: Some change, but battles far from over

Einar Thorsen Bournemouth University We kick off this issue of Three-D with a series of articles by Julian Petley, Bethany Usher, Jonathan Hardy and Lee Salter discussing media reform from different angles. The conclusion of the phone hacking trial has inevitably provided a lively backdrop, with headlines obsessing over the guilty verdict of Andy Coulson …Continue Reading

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