Ofcom: Small Screen, Big Debate

Report by Nicky Foley, Film and Media student On 30 January 2020, staff from the UK’s media regulator, Ofcom, hosted a discussion with Stirling students on the future of public service broadcasting. Small screen, Big Debate is a qualitative research project which aims to hold Read More …

MeCCSA 2019 delegates Visit the Scottish Parliament

Fiona  Hyslop,  Cabinet  Secretary  for  Culture,  Tourism  and  External  Affairs, addressed  a  pre-conference  reception  at  the  Scottish  Parliament  sponsored by Joan McAlpine MSP as  Stirling University geared up to host the Media Communications and Cultural Studies Association’s first annual conference north of the border. In Read More …

Speaking truth to power: Professor Adrian Hadland’s inaugural lecture

What is the point of a professor? The clue is in the title. Professors are experts in their chosen field, and with that title comes an obligation to share that expertise. Put simply, professors are meant to profess – to communicate their learning to the Read More …

Alenka Jelen-Sanchez wins a prestigious ECPR Cora Maas Award

Alenka Jelen-Sanchez has won Cora Maas Award for the best-evaluated course at the ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) Summer Methods School for her course Expert Interviews for Qualitative Data Generation. ECPR Summer Methods School, hosted by the Central European University in Budapest, offers over Read More …

Why “macho” is key word in Dame Janet Smith’s report

In her opening statement in her report (http://www.damejanetsmithreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Opening-Statement-of-Dame-Janet-Smith-25.02.16.pdf)  on Jimmy Savile’s years abusing girls, boys, women and men at the BBC, Dame Janet Smith refers to a “macho culture” as an important element that enabled Savile to get away with decades of criminal, abusive behaviour. Read More …

Photojournalism Study sparks global debate on photo ethics

CMC research covered by Time, the New York Times and Social Media The recent publication of The State of News Photography: The Lives and Livelihoods of Photojournalists in the Digital Age has caused a great deal of debate in the industry worldwide. The study, which Read More …

Looking at the stars: George Brown and the Hetherington Archive

There’s a fabulous story about George Brown, the former British Foreign Secretary in Harold Wilson’s first government. It’s almost certainly not true, but it should be. Brown was a drunk in an era when it was quite acceptable to be a senior member of Her Read More …

Media industry seminar on the television coverage of the Scottish referendum

The 2014 Scottish independence referendum was one of the most important political events in the media last year and generated unprecedented engagement among the electorate. As part of the research project I have been working on in the last few months, looking at the framing Read More …