The Scottish Parliament
There is no denying that for many journalism students, a substantial amount of our future will include politics. Not necessarily because we choose this as our area of expertise, but because it affects close to everything that is worth reporting on.
Journalism’s relationship with politics goes way beyond what we refer t [...]
If there was anything I would say to describe my initial feelings, as I took my seat in Professor Richard Haynes’ inaugural lecture, it would be surprise. This was the first lecture of its kind I had attended since starting university, and to see a true professor in all his gowned-glory was an interesting factor.
However, it wasn’t that [...]
Graham’s sport page headline
“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 first time working for a national title. The [...]
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 Live Editing competition, cutting a two minute [...]
Student Crew Phase I with John Archer, Peter Broughan and Neil Blain
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 m [...]
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 part of the 3rd year module in Radio Feature Pro [...]
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 much admire and engage with extensively in my own work), when I m [...]
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 and Culture. The scope of the issue dr [...]
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 an inaugural lecture (perhaps apart from keeping everyone focussed on the lecture when it’s the on [...]