University of Stirling’s postgraduate students in public relations, public policy and gender studies have spent two days in Brussels at the annual Public Affairs in the European Union seminar. The event introduces students to public affairs, advocacy, public policy, lobbying and communication practices as well as career opportunities in the EU through a variety of […]
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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 […]
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 policy making. The group received expert briefings from European Commission […]
‘Rendering (the)Visible: Figure’: Moving Image Studies Conference, Atlanta or How to Survive a Deleuze Confere...
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), […]
Since the mid-2000s, major news events such as the London bombings and the Asian tsunami have led to the use of mobile phone video footage becoming a common feature of media content, both broadcast and online. Presenting data from a current study on the use of mobile phone content in UK broadcasting, CMC’s director of […]