Dr Katy Parry, Lecturer in Media and Communication, has guest-edited an issue of Media, War and Conflict, bringing together articles that engage with the affordances, styles and constraints of different media genres.
Co-organiser and PhD candidate Ysabel Gerrard re-caps the recent PhD Symposium held in the School.
Professor Oakley will appear at the 'Social Inequality and Cultural Policy' international workshop, presented by NGO Educult at the University of Applied Arts Vienna on 22 April 2016.
In a recently published article, Dr Kate Nash and Professor John Corner describe a new form of ‘strategic impact’ filmmaking that aims to generate specific forms of targeted and measurable change through film production.
Featuring recent publications highlights, research projects making an impact, new appointments, PhD news and our annual Jay Blumler Lecture.
Hear about what our most recent PhD graduates are up to in life after Leeds.
A recently published article, co-authored by Professor Bethany Klein and Dr Leslie Meier, explores the challenge of balancing commercial imperatives with artistic integrity.
The special section, titled “Going About the City: Methods and Methodologies for Urban Communication Research”, is open access and is online now.
Dr Lee Edwards' recent publication in The Journal of Communication takes a look at the ways in which PR affects public interest discussions.
Current PhD student James Mason is conducting research into the impact of Disney films on adult life and wants to know your views.
Launched in February 2014, the MeCoDem project investigates the role of traditional media and ICTs in conflicts that accompany and follow transitions from authoritarian rule to more democratic forms of government.
In their recently published book, David Lee, Chris Paterson, Anamik Saha, and Anna Zoellner address some of the issues raised in the process of researching within media, journalistic, and cultural organisations.
New AHRC-Funded Project ‘Digital Tools in the Service of Difficult Heritage: How Recent Research Can Benefit Museums and their Audiences’
A Leeds team has been awarded funding to explore the co-production of digital heritage with the National Holocaust Centre, the Thackray Medical Museum and the Science Museum.
Bethany Klein, Giles Moss and Lee Edwards have published a new book that explores debates that have emerged over copyright in the digital age. Understanding Copyright looks across a broad range of industries including music, television and film to examine issues of media power and policy.
School of Media and Communication researchers have been busy appearing on regional and national media outlets during the Spring holiday break.
Researchers from the University of Leeds are to play a key role in exploring how arts and culture contributes to sustainable prosperity. Kate Oakley will be leading the research on behalf of the newly established Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), announced today.
Professor Stephen Coleman has appeared on Radio 4's The World at One, to explain why voters feel entitled to full televised leadership debates between the party leaders.
The new issue of Networking Knowledge - the Journal of the MeCCSA PGN has just been published, featuring articles from some of those who gave papers at last year’s MeCCSA PGN Annual Conference, held in the School of Media and Communication (then known as the Institute of Communication Studies) at the University of Leeds in June 2014.
Today sees the launch of a new website, MEDIA AND CULTURAL WORK: A RESOURCE FOR BETTER WORKING LIFE IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA. The title should hopefully make its function clear. It’s for activists, campaigners and public interest groups as much as for academics. It’s intended to be international.
Professor Kate Oakley has just published an article in The Conversation, which assesses the increasing evidence that the UK cultural industries are becoming more exclusive, following shadow culture secretary Chris Bryant’s suggestion that people from working-class backgrounds seem to be finding it harder to get into the creative industries.
Professor Stephen Coleman was on BBC Radio 5 Live last week to discuss the impact of the televised leadership debates on the 2010 General Election.
This month sees the launch of a new research network, funded by the AHRC, and dedicated to improving the conditions of cultural work. It will be run by Kate Oakley of the School of Media and Communications, Leeds and Bridget Conor at Kings College London.
Professor Stephen Coleman has hit back at the widespread condescension of comic and political activist Russell Brand by political commentators in the British press following the publication of Brand's new book "Revolution".
Professor Stephen Coleman and Dr. Julie Firmstone have just published two articles based on their research into the role of digital media and local news in engaging citizens in local political issues.
Professor Stephen Coleman (Media and Communication) comments in an article about whether the media still has an influence in politics. (The Independent, 06/10/2014)
PhD candidate Christiaan De Beukelaer delivers a talk at the UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Cultural Industries
Christiaan De Beukelaer presented findings from his PhD research in the panel on “The Power of Culture for Inclusive Societies” alongside Wiendu Nuryanti, Deputy Minister for Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia; Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Sofia; Homi Bhabha, Director of the Humanities Center, Harvard University; Elsebeth Krogh, Director of the Danish Centre for Culture and Development; and Frédéric Jacquemin, Director of Africalia; among others.