Three-D Issue 28

Three-D, issue 28 (PDF, 4.7 Mb) In this issue: 1 2017 Election Special: HE policy, media and the campaign (Einar Thorsen) Election 2017 2 The idea of the University (Julian McDougall) 4 Higher Education and the 2017 General Election Manifestos (Andrew Gunn) 5 The impact of impartiality (Justin Lewis) 6 Women leaders and the pitfalls of …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 28: Women in the media industries: inputs and influences

Gamze ToylanDe Montfort University The aim of this event was to a) learn about professional roles and practices of a variety of professionals from a TV, film, radio and digital game design, and b) discuss how aspects such as age, ethnicity, parental status, informal recruitment practices, project based work conditions affect women’s inclusion in the …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 28: Framing Catastrophe: Shared Solidarities no 3

Rosalind BruntSheffield Hallam University A date for your diaries: Sheffield Hallam University, Thursday 7 September, 2017. This will be an all-day event: Framing Catastrophe: Shared Solidarities no 3. It is organised jointly by the Social Movements and Climate Change Networks of MeCCSA. As with the previous two events, Shared Solidarities 3 will have a workshop/seminar …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 28: Radio Studies Network report

Helen GubbinsUniversity of Sheffield The 2017 MeCCSA Conference in Leeds saw the appointment of a new Chair (Josephine Coleman, Birkbeck College) and Deputy Chair (Helen Gubbins, University of Sheffield), to the Radio Studies Network (RSN), and the establishment of a new steering group (http://www.meccsa.org.uk/networks/radio-studies-network/). Jo and Helen have been working steadily with the steering group …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 28: Storymaking symposium

Sarah HaynesLiverpool John Moores University Storymaking was a one-day Symposium held on Friday 11th November 2016, at The Liverpool Screen School, Liverpool John Moores University organized in collaboration with the ICC (Institute of Cultural Capital) and supported by the MeCCSA Practice Network. The focus of this symposium was making stories with rather than just for …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 28: VR Symposium: what does immersion mean?

Nick HigginsUniversity of the West of Scotland Gathering together an inspiring mix of creative practitioners, industry experts and cultural institutions, the University of the West of Scotland’s Creative Media Academy hosted a one-day seminar on virtual reality (VR) and filmmaking as part of the 2017 Glasgow Short Film Festival in March. Born out of a …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 28: Time to take sides on impartiality?

Des FreedmanGoldsmiths, University of London If rampant editorialising is in the DNA of the print press, then ‘due impartiality’ – not taking sides in matters of public controversy – is allegedly at the heart of UK broadcasting. Broadcasters themselves are required to abide by the Ofcom code and many journalists speak about their professional commitment …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 28: Chair’s report

Natalie FentonGoldsmiths, University of London An election special and what a lot there is to say! As I write this we are less than two weeks away from the General Election and the consequences for Higher Education could not be more profound. Another 5 years of a Conservative government will see Universities obliged to sponsor …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 28: MeCCSA 2018: Creativity and Agency

Philip HammondLondon South Bank University We are delighted to be hosting the annual MeCCSA conference at London South Bank University in January 2018. Media/communications/cultural studies has been taught at London South Bank University (LSBU) for around 20 years. From a small team teaching a single degree in the mid-1990s, we have grown to form the …Continue Reading

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