The Resurgence of a UK Radical Film Culture

SMRI’s Greg Singh Visits the 4th Annual Liverpool Radical Film Festival As most of my research and teaching these days centres on psychosocial aspects of digital media and creative industries, it’s not often that I get asked to participate in events that engage more traditional 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 …

Radio Students Receive Prize

The Jonathan Witchell Memorial Prize for Best Radio Feature 2015 has been awarded to Louise MacGregor, Jide Olanipekun, Elizabeth Ross and Martin Rowbottom. Their winning piece, “The Art of Storytelling” was produced last semester as part of their third year module in Radio Feature Production. 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 …

The Brussels Bubble and the Holyrood Hub – Stirling Public Relations & Public Affairs Field Trip

Masters students from the Stirling Public Relations and Strategic Communications programmes participated in two bespoke fieldtrips in the Autumn semester 2015. The first leg involved a two-day fieldtrip in Brussels, meeting communications staff working within the institutions, and public affairs professionals trying to influence EU Read More …