Student review of National Union of Journalists visit to CMC

The National Union of Journalists is an inclusive union which is devoted to fairly representing a vast range of professionals working in various media divisions including; photographers, broadcasters, critics and many more. It was founded in 1907 and is currently one of the biggest journalists’ Read More …

Erasmus student Fintan Walsh on his Journalism Internship with the Limerick Leader

Lecturer Eddy Borges-Rey once said to us in a class, what primarily drives us journalistically is entertainment (music, film, art, fashion, etc) and sport. I agreed with him, as I was once one of those student journalists, who did nothing but contribute to online music Read More …

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 …

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 …

‘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 …

Today’s newspapers telling yesterday’s stories: Calum Crowe on Citizen Journalism

As I begin to write this article, I do so with no preconceived knowledge of not only who you are, but also where you’re from, what age you are or what you happen to do for a living.  But the very fact that you are Read More …