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 […]
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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 […]