Three-D Issue 33

Three-D, issue 33 (PDF, 4.6 Mb) In this issue:1 2019 Election Special: policy, media & campaign (Einar Thorsen) Election 2019: manifestoes 2 It Says Here (Julian McDougall) 4 Manifesto pledges on media reform: what’s in and what’s not (Natalie Fenton) Election 2019: campaign 7 Weren’t the mainstream media supposed not to matter? (David Deacon, Jackie …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 33: Reviewing 2019 and planning for the year ahead

Emma Kaylee GravesCanterbury Christ Church University MeCCSA’s Postgraduate Network continued to engage with the postgraduate community throughout 2019. Annual Conference Our annual conference was held at Bangor University on 1-2 July 2019 with the theme of “Evolution”. The conference saw several paper presentations on topics ranging from journalism and broadcasting to media production, ethics and …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 33: Women’s Network updates

Beth JohnsonLeeds University The MeCCSA Women’s Network contributed funding to two excellent events last month. ‘The Cultural Politics of Meghan Markle Symposium’ took place on 15th November at Conway Hall, London. The symposium set out to exchange ideas and develop ideas for the authors taking part in two special issues on the cultural politics of …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 33: 5th Annual Shared Solidarities symposium

Stuart PriceDe Montfort University On 9th October, the Media Discourse Centre (, the MeCCSA Social Movements Network, and the Documentary Media Centre, hosted the 5th Annual Shared Solidarities symposium, which brings together campaigners and academics to, in the words of Ros Brunt, ‘reflect on both theory and on concrete practices’. Shared Solidarities was founded by academics …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 33: Climate Change network update

Julie DoyleUniversity of BrightonMichael GoodmanUniversity of Reading The Climate Change Network has focused upon two activities during 2019: finalising a special issue of Climatic Change on the topic, ‘Practicing Everyday Climate Cultures’; and organising a roundtable for the MeCCSA 2020 conference at University of Brighton on the subject, ‘Media in/for the anthropocene: What is the responsibility of …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 33: Shaping Knowledge: encounters between word and image

Maurizio CinquegraniRichard MisekUniversity of Kent The annual MPE and MeCCSA Practice annual symposium took place at the University of Kent on June 14th 2019. The title of this year’s conference was ‘Shaping Knowledge; encounters between word and image’. The aim of the event was to explore the interaction of word and image across a range …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 33: First year of new MeCCSA LCM network

Rachel MatthewsCoventry University Despite being less than a year old, the Local and Community Media Network has been gratified by the level of interest shown by people within and without the academy in our work to promote research into this vital area. Since our formation in April 2019, we have been networking with a variety …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 33: Chair’s report

Anita BiressiUniversity of Roehampton There has been no shortage of MeCCSA business since my last report of which the outline to follow is only an indication. We continue to defend our discipline against the mainstream media’s lazy, derogatory stereotyping of media studies as a worthless or easy subject and of media studies students as dupes …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 33: Media Interactions and Environments

Ewan Kirkland & Julie DoyleUniversity of Brighton The MeCCSA 2020 Brighton conference planning team have been hard at work with the plans for the conference in January and are pleased to share some updates with everyone. The registration site launched back at the end of September and we’ve had a fantastic response, with around 160 …Continue Reading

Three-D Issue 33: Launch of BritBox in the UK

Phil RamseyUlster University Many media policy watchers will take a keen interest in the November 2019 launch of BritBox in the UK. The service brings together content from ITV and the BBC, and will later include content from Channel 4. BritBox has launched into what is now an exceptionally competitive Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) …Continue Reading

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