MeCCSA 2014 Conference Highlights

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the MeCCSA 2014 conference!

Check out our live blog to see highlights from the conference as it unfolded, or visit us on Twitter via @MeCCSA2014 & #MeCCSA2014 and on Facebook.

Our conference programme and book of abstracts are still available.

Update: The full text of Sonia Livingstone’s keynote address, ‘Media studies: where are we now?’  is now online.

Conference stats

BU MeCCSA 2014

Abstracts received: 324
Papers presented: 198
Registered delegates: 231

Twitter: 3,867 conference tweets
Live blog: 528 posts and 52 photos
Video: 90 video clips
Podcasts: 4, with 6hrs audio


This year we had four prizes, three that were awarded at the conference and one that will be awarded at a later stage. The first two awards were judged based on submission of full papers.

Best Paper Award: Media & the Margins, Awarded by the Media School, Bournemouth University
Presented to: Balázs Boross, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Journalism Research Prize, Awarded by the Centre for Journalism & Communication Research, Bournemouth University
Presented to: Lisette Johnston, City University London

Postgraduate Twitter Award, Awarded by the MeCCSA Executive Committee
Presented to: Motilola Akinfemisoye, University of Central Lancashire

The final award is the Postgraduate Conference Report Award. Any postgraduate student wishing to be considered for this award should submit a conference report for publication in the next issue of Three-D. The best report as judged by the MeCCSA Executive Committee will receive the award. To submit your report, please email the Editor, Einar Thorsen, ( by the end of February. Further details to follow.

Conference photographs

Photo of 2014 MeCCSA Conference at Bournemouth University

Plenary photographs by Saeed Rashid, Bournemouth University

Photo of 2014 MeCCSA Conference at Bournemouth University

Beer festival / quiz photographs by Daniel Weissmann, Bournemouth University

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