Three-D Issue 27: Are citizens journalism’s last resort? Activist citizen journalism under the Turkish state of emergency

Anonymous Ever since the first newspapers were published in Turkey, journalism has been an occupation trying to survive under censorship, threats, arrests, exile, and even assassinations. At the same time, mainstream journalism has always served the interests of certain capital groups and remained partisan. Alternative/opposition media institutions continue to struggle at the intersection of approaches …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 27: Mickey Mouse and the state of media and cultural studies

Theodore Koulouris University of Brighton In a recent interview to the Daily Mail Sir Michael Parkinson, the veteran talk-show host, said that media studies is a ‘mickey mouse’ degree and that students would be better off learning ‘on the job’. These pronouncements reveal what must surely feel like a chasm between media and cultural studies as academic …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 27: Pawns, chips and showing some humanity

John Downey Loughborough University About 17% of all teaching and research posts at UK universities are held by non-British EU citizens. About 14% of all research funds for British universities come from the EU. About 5% of all undergraduate students are non-British EU citizens. British universities have benefited enormously from the work of non-British EU …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 27: Gavin MacFadyen Obituary

Paul Lashmar University of Sussex Just occasionally a cliché does the job, and as John Pilger said of the late Gavin MacFadyen, at the memorial to Gavin in December: “They don’t make them like that anymore”. Gavin was in every way larger than life and the obituaries which have appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian and …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 27: The BBC, the Referendum and “Post-truth Politics”

Julian Petley Brunel University In its referendum coverage, the BBC stood widely accused of misinterpreting its statutory requirement to treat news and current affairs with “due impartiality” as an obligation to be “balanced”. As a result, as David Cox puts it, “viewers and listeners seeking information were instead bombarded with contradictory and impenetrable claims and counter-claims” and …Continue Reading

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