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A glimpse of the future

A glimpse of the future
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 [...]

Ross Brannigan reviews Professor Rich...

Ross Brannigan reviews Professor Richard Haynes inaugural lecture
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 [...]

Journalism student, Graham Swann on w...

Graham's sport page headline
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 [...]

Making the Cut, and Pitch Perfect

Making the Cut, and Pitch Perfect
Kiana Kalantar-Horonzi 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 [...]

The Scottish Cultural Memory Project ...

The Scottish Cultural Memory Project – The Project so far….
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 [...]

Creative Scotland Student Media Award...

Jonathan Witchell Winners
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 [...]

‘Rendering (the)Visible: Figure’: Mov...

Kat blog
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 [...]

Dr Pietari Kääpä edits an issue of St...

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 and Culture. The scope of the issue dr [...]

What’s the Point of Feminist Me...

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 an inaugural lecture (perhaps apart from keeping everyone focussed on the lecture when it’s the on [...]

Today’s newspapers telling yesterday’...

news edited
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 reading these words allows me to more or less assume two things about you. Firstly, given that you are using the internet, you are [...]