Research Seminar “Objectivity in the Digital Age” - Richard Sambrook, Professor of Journalism and Director of the Centre for Journalism at Cardiff School of Journalism, Cardiff University
Date: 4/3/2015 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
Today, in the digital age of plenty, notions of special responsibilities being placed on those with a public voice, and different approaches for print and broadcasting, are rapidly breaking down. Public attitudes to the media, and what they trust, are changing rapidly too.
Research Seminar 'Screenwriting Studies: the study of the origins, development and expression of screen ideas’ - Dr Ian Macdonald, Senior Lecturer in Screen Studies, School of Media and Communication, Leeds
Date: 11/3/2015 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
Over the last five years Screenwriting Studies has become established as an academic area of enquiry. Defined as ‘the study of the origins, development and expression of screen ideas; and of the discourse and institutions that surround them’, Ian W. Macdonald explains the purpose of Screenwriting Studies, and the value of focusing on this expanded research space.
Research Seminar ‘Listening for Democracy: 'Recognition, Representation, Reconciliation’ - Andrew Dobson, Professor of Politics, School of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy (SPIRE), Keele University
Date: 18/3/2015 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
In this seminar I propose to focus on the themes in my book, to explore the reasons why so little attention has been paid to the listening aspect of democratic conversation, explore the role that listening might play in democracy, and outline some institutional changes that could be made to make listening more central to democratic processes.
Research Seminar by Mirca Madianu, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, London University
Date: 13/5/2015 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
You are invited to attend this event in the School of Media and Communication Research Seminar Series, to be delivered by Mirca Madianu, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, London University. The seminar will be held in Lecture Theatre, Room G12, Clothworkers’ Building North.
Research Seminar by Tamara Witschge, Rosalind Franklin Fellow in Journalism, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Date: 10/6/2015 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
You are invited to attend this event in the School of Media and Communication Research Seminar Series, to be delivered by Tamara Witschge, Rosalind Franklin Fellow in Journalism, University of Groningen, The Netherlands . The seminar will be held in Lecture Theatre, Room G12, Clothworkers’ Building North.
Research Seminar 'Empirical Passions: The Survey Graphic, the Progressive Movement, & the Prehistory Data Journalism' - Chris Anderson, Assistant Professor of Media Culture, College of Staten Island (CUNY)
Date: 18/6/2015 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
You are invited to attend this event in the School of Media and Communication Research Seminar Series, to be delivered by Chris Anderson, Assistant Professor of Media Culture, College of Staten Island (CUNY) . The seminar will be held in Lecture Theatre, Room G12, Clothworkers’ Building North.
Date: 13/2/2015 | Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm
For the past 25 years, if not longer, this question has been at the heart of discussions and anxiety about political communication (and a recurring topic in the work of Jay Blumler). Increasingly the answer to it boils down to: maybe they can, but they don’t.
Research Seminar ‘After Critique: Stock Photography as a Good Bad Object’ - Paul Frosh, Department of Communications and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date: 4/2/2015 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
From the point of view of cultural critique, stock photography seems virtually unredeemable. Largely hidden from the public, the stock industry nevertheless creates the bulk of commercial still images (and much of the video footage) used in advertising, marketing and publishing across a range of print, visual and digital media, and also controls key historical and photojournalistic archives.
Research Seminar ‘Humiliation, violence and media’ - Professor Barry Richards, Professor of Public Communication, Bournemouth University
Date: 14/1/2015 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
You are invited to attend this event in the School of Media and Communication Research Seminar Series, to be delivered by Professor Barry Richards, Professor of Public Communication, Bournemouth University. The seminar will be held in Lecture Theatre, Room G12, Clothworkers’ Building North.
Date: 10/12/2014 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
Why is political humor central to revolutionary activism? The Syrian uprising that started in March 2010 gave rise to a rich cornucopia of parody and satire. Through an in-depth analysis of one instance of revolutionary humor, the video web series Top Goon—Diaries of a Little Dictator, I explore how the symbolism of the human body, coupled with a peculiar aesthetic of miniaturization, anchor humor to revolutionary struggle.
Date: 3/12/2014 | Time: 4.00pm – 5.30pm
The Visual & Digital Cultures Research Group in The School of Media and Communication invites you to the following reading group:
‘The Senses and Society’
Discussant: Tom Jackson, University of Leeds Wednesday December 3rd, 4.00 – 5.30pm Room 1.17 (seminar room), Clothworkers’ Building North
Research Seminar: Corinne Schweizer Public Service Media as a Commons? Theoretical considerations and a comparative empirical outlook
Date: 26/11/2014 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
Public service broadcasters in many European countries have successfully established online platforms (see e.g. Brevini 2013) and therefore became public service media (PSM). Legal frameworks approve the new channel and determine its funding. Some countries also invented public value tests to ex ante assess new services (Donders & Moe 2011). But the debate on PSM’s purpose and legitimacy is far from completed. PSM are especially challenged to achieve greater openness and opportunities for public participation.
School of Media and Communication Feminist Reading Group Research Seminar Anita Biressi: Looking up Ayn Rand’s skirt: reflections on authority, gender and feminism
Date: 12/11/2014 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
This paper explores the public persona and critical reception of Ayn Rand (1905-1982), a prominent figure in American cultural life, who achieved notoriety as a blockbuster novelist, neoliberal ideologue, philosopher and lifestyle guru. Rand was a peerless self-promoter and controversialist and a charismatic leader who brooked no dissent. She was also a woman whose iconic appearance , sexuality and values were very much interpreted through the lens of her gender and via her anomalous position as a female public intellectual. Her views on gender, relationships between the sexes and feminism were canvassed and her controversial depictions of feisty, ambitious heroines both championed and detested . This paper begins the work of understanding and tackling the ‘problem’ and appeal of Ayn Rand for feminists past and present.
Date: 5/11/2014 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
In this seminar, I examine five dominant conceptualisations of ‘the global South’ in the field of media and communication studies, and more specifically in the subfields of (1) international communication or global communication studies; and (2) development communication.
Visual & Digital Cultures Research Group Seminar: Dr Melissa Aronczyk "On the visual aspects of nation branding"
Date: 30/10/2014 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
National governments around the world are turning to branding consultants, public relations advisers and strategic communications experts to help them “brand” their jurisdiction. Using the tools, techniques and expertise of commercial branding is believed to help nations articulate a more coherent and cohesive identity, attract foreign capital, and maintain citizen loyalty.
Date: 24/10/2014 – 25/10/2014
Dr. Jason Vincent Cabañes will be one of the panel speakers at Stockholm University’s Annual Stockholm Anthropology Roundtable, which will be held on 24-25 October 2014. The theme for this year’s Roundtable is “Social Responsibility at a Distance: Caring, Parenting and Generation inTransnational Social Spaces”.