'Because you’re squaddies, that’s what you do’: Discussing media (self-)representations with soldiers and veterans
Date: 14/10/2015 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
The contemporary British soldier has become a regular focus of mainstream media attention, but also the producer or co-producer of digital materials disseminated via various media forms and museum displays. In this talk we reflect on our recent British Academy study which investigated perceptions of soldiering in the UK primarily through discussions with serving military personnel, veterans and forces families, but also through analysis of media.
Date: 15/10/2015 | Time: 1.00pm – 2.30pm
Date: 22/10/2015 | Time: 3.00pm – 4.30pm
The International Communication Research Group (ICRG) will be holding its first meeting of this academic year on Thursday 22nd October. We would like to invite all staff and PhD students interested in current research and developments in international communications to join in our discussions.
Inside the pitching session: trade rituals as expressions of industrial self-concept in the Danish independent television industry
Date: 27/10/2015 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
In this session, Katrine Broe Sorensen (University of Aarhus, Denmark) will examine the significance of pitching session practices as a means of manifesting work relationships and industrial membership in the Danish Independent Television production industry.
Date: 4/11/2015 | Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm
The Feminist Reading Group is meeting on 4th November in Clothworkers North (room tbc) for a reading from Mary Jacobus (1979) ‘The difference of view’ in Women Writing and Writing About Women.
Date: 11/11/2015 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
Date: 17/11/2015 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
Date: 24/11/2015 | Time: 5.00pm – 6.30pm
David Hesmondhalgh, Kate Oakley, David Lee and Melissa Nisbett discuss their new book, Culture, Economy and Politics: the Case of New Labour (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and recent developments in Labour cultural policy.
Date: 25/11/2015 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
The accelerating spread of digital technologies over the last twenty years is one of the defining features of our time, a development that has been compared to steam power, electricity, and the rise of broadcast media in terms of its scale, scope, and social significance. Understanding the consequences is a central challenge for the social and human sciences.
Date: 20/1/2016 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
The Feminist Reading Group is hosting guest speaker Dr. Yvonne Tasker, Professor of Film Studies, Dean of Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of East Anglia.
Date: 9/3/2016 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
Date: 16/3/2016 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
Date: 23/3/2016 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
The Feminist Reading Group is hosting guest speaker Dr. Aristea Fotopoulou, Lecturer in Media, University of Brighton who will come to the School to speak on 23rd March.
Date: 30/9/2015 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
The government is currently undertaking a ‘rationalization’ of the subjects to be offered for public examinations in secondary schools in England and Wales. Several subjects face the threat of being removed from the curriculum if they fail to meet the government’s requirements.
Research Seminar - Chris Anderson, Assistant Professor of Media Culture, College of Staten Island (CUNY)
Date: 18/6/2015 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
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.
Research Seminar by Tamara Witschge, Rosalind Franklin Fellow in Journalism, University of Groningen
Date: 10/6/2015 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
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 by Mirca Madianu, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, London University.
Date: 13/5/2015 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
The 2013 World Disasters Report uses the term ‘humanitarian technology’ to refer to the empowering nature of communication technologies for disaster-affected communities ‘to coordinate and respond to their own problems’ which can potentially correct some of the power asymmetries of humanitarianism.
Date: 21/4/2015 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
In this paper, David will examine how copyright policy developed under New Labour, focusing on regulation, lobbying, competing interests, and the influence of ‘Information Society’ thinking on government policy in this area.
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
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 “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.
Date: 4/3/2015 | Time: 3.15pm – 4.45pm
Nancy Thumim and Katy Parry will be giving a paper at the University of Huddersfield on the dynamics between the soldiers’ representations of themselves and mainstream media portrayals, exploring key themes of identity, gender, masculinity and heroism. See http://www.warandmedia.org/warrior-snapshots-and-throwaway-lines/ for details.
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.