Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications

School of Media and Communication




Military and the Media symposium @ University of Leeds, 2 June 2015

2nd June 2015 (all day)

We are delighted to announce a one-day symposium on Military and the Media at the University of Leeds on Tuesday 2 June 2015, bringing together researchers interested in the military, media, communications and popular culture. The deadline for titles and abstracts for presentations is Friday 24 April 2015.

May 2015


Research Seminar by Tamara Witschge, Rosalind Franklin Fellow in Journalism, University of Groningen

10th June 2015, 4.15pm5.30pm

With the rise of digital technologies, the ways in which journalism is produced, consumed, funded and monetised are rapidly expanding. Moreover, where journalistic content is produced, as well as by whom, is increasingly dispersed. These trends have resulted in the academic, societal and professional understanding of journalism changing in radical ways.

Research Seminar - Chris Anderson, Assistant Professor of Media Culture, College of Staten Island (CUNY)

18th June 2015, 4.15pm5.30pm

Today data journalism is a hot topic and the use of journalistically inclined data visualization appears to be on the rise. According recent overviews of the field (Howard 2014), academic historiography (Parasie & Dagiral, 2013), and self-talk by the founders of new data journalism projects (Silver 2014), this new form of quantitative reporting rescues journalism from its empirical backwater and brings reporting closer to an ideal if popularized form of social science.

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