Journalism student, Graham Swann on work experience with the Scottish Daily Mail

“What’s that? Work experience you say?” For student journalists, there’s nothing better to hear. That’s why I was thrilled to secure myself a four-day placement last week as a sub-editor on the Sports Desk of the Scottish Daily Mail. Based in Glasgow, this was my Read More …

Making the Cut, and Pitch Perfect

Two Film and Media students from the Stirling University were winners at the Creative Scotland Student Media Awards at the CCA in Glasgow on 20th March. Both proved themselves against tough opposition to pick up coveted awards. Fourth year student Erik van Berlekom won the Read More …

The Scottish Cultural Memory Project – The Project so far….

The Scottish Cultural Memory Project has been established by Peter Broughan, producer, in association with the University of Stirling, Creative Scotland and BBC Scotland with links to Bafta Scotland. The project aims to capture and preserve first-hand accounts and personal memories of recent cultural activity Read More …

Creative Scotland Student Media Awards 2014

The winner of the Jonathan Witchell Memorial Prize for Best Radio Feature 2013 has just been nominated in the category of Best Audio Programme in the Creative Scotland Student Media Awards.  “Smashed” was produced by Tommaso Aglietti, Laura Best, Grace Pearshouse and Kenneth Port as Read More …

‘Rendering (the)Visible: Figure’: Moving Image Studies Conference, Atlanta or How to Survive a Deleuze Conference

I   should begin by saying that, despite the conference title and theme drawing   on Deleuze’s work, the conference I attended wasn’t, in fact, a ‘Deleuze   conference’. This was pointed out to me by one of the conference organisers,   Dr Jennifer Barker (whose writing I very Read More …

Dr Pietari Kääpä edits an issue of Studies in Communications and Cultures on Ecocinema Audiences

In thinking of the ways media studies can impact our awareness of environmental concerns, I have frequently sought to combine ecocritical explorations of the media with studies of audiences. As part of this orientation, I edited a special issue of Intellect’s Interactions: Studies in Communications Read More …

What's the Point of Feminist Media Studies? Review of Professor Karen Boyle's Inaugural Lecture

If the applause, cheers and whistles at the end of Professor Karen Boyle’s inaugural lecture were anything to go by, it’s fair to say that it went down a storm. Professor Boyle managed to do what is likely to be the biggest challenge when giving Read More …

Mark Rickards, BBC radio producer to visit CMC students

BBC Senior Producer of radio features and documentaries, Mark Rickards, will be giving a guest lecture to the 3rd year radio feature production students next Monday, 10th March, in PLT from 9-11 am. Mark has produced programmes across all BBC networks but mostly for BBC Read More …