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Dr Dee Amy-Ch...

Dr Dee Amy-Chinn

Dee Amy-Chinn It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of our dear friend and colleague, Dee Amy-Chinn, on Thursday 3rd December. Dee joined Communications, Media & Culture at Stirling in 2009 from Oxford Brookes University. Her academic career began as a mature student: inspired by her MA in Gender, Sexuality […]

Peter Dimmock: Television pioneer and master of the d...

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The death of Peter Dimmock, age 94, should be marked as the passing of a remarkable television pioneer. Among many firsts in television, Dimmock was the man behind the remarkable images of Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation and the man who negotiated, smooth talked and cajoled a host of sports administrators and promoters to allow the […]

Sam Black Prize awarded to Dagur Skírnir Óðins...

Sam Black Prize awarded to Dagur Skírnir Óðinsson

We are proud to announce that Sam Black Prize for Best Public Relations student in 2014/15 went to Dagur Skírnir Óðinsson, who has successfully completed and will graduate from MSc in Strategic Communication and Public Relations (Joint Degree with University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) on 27 November 2015. It was the first time that the prize […]

BBC Radio 4’s Mark Rickards joins ...

BBC Radio 4’s Mark Rickards joins CMC

By way of introduction, I have recently been appointed Honorary Professor in the School of Arts and Humanities at Stirling University and I wanted to offer a brief outline of my background and experience. I am a senior producer at BBC Scotland, starting my career in television and making a relatively unusual move to radio. […]

The Resurgence of a UK Radical Film Cult...

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 media forms. And, I have to say, that it is […]

Photojournalism Study sparks global debate on photo eth...

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 surveyed more than 1,500 professional photojournalists from 100 countries, gathered […]

Radio Students Receive Pr...

L-R Elizabeth Ross, Louise MacGregor, Jide Olanipekun,
Martin Rowbottom

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. Their six minute feature focused on the tradition of storytelling […]

A Eulogy for the Book?: By the Boo...

A Eulogy for the Book?: By the Book 2

This year’s theme, ‘Books and reading in an age of media overload’, naturally led to much angst over the future of the book in age where smartphones, tablets and a range of other devices can provide users with instant gratification compared to the slow burn of reading a good book. While many have mourned for […]

Looking at the stars: George Brown and the Hetherington Arch...

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 Majesty’s Government while being incapable of functioning as a rational […]

A room with a v...

A room with a view

Fans of British comedy of the 1980s will be familiar with the involuntary and politically incorrect image that rushes into Reggie Perrin’s mind every time his mother-in-law is mentioned. His wife doesn’t see what he sees, but his face betrays the fact that something is amiss. Although I couldn’t see inside their heads, I noticed […]