That decision to shift BBC3 to iPlayer is one of the most important DG Tony Hall has made. Possibly, the most important he’ll make in his time at the top of the BBC. Why? After all, BBC3 is a niche channel – though, according to BARB’s February figures, it’s no small niche, outperforming Sky 1 for example…. Read more » about What’s this ‘channel’ thing anyway? (Kevin Marsh)
Journalism Research Group
As lunch dates go, it was rather awkward. Sir Brian was tucking in when, mid-sandwich, he peered at me over his glasses. The small cheese triangle was temporarily spared consumption as Lord Justice Leveson digested my question. We were sitting in a well-appointed boardroom above a state-of-the-art newsroom in Southampton and I had posed the… Read more » about Lunch with Leveson: post-inquiry reflections of a former hack (Andy Bissell)
This week David Cameron celebrated a small victory after a spat with Facebook. The social network backed down on the publication of violent material after pressure from the British PM and complaints from users. The row erupted after a video showing a woman being beheaded in Mexico sparked outcry. Facebook said on Monday that it… Read more » about Sometimes the depiction of violence is necessary. Deal with it, Mr Cameron (Mat Charles)
The award-winning Guerrilla Pictures, in association with Wikileaks, today announces the release of its WebDoc and iPad App to accompany its feature-length documentary, THE ENGINEER.
I lost a great teacher this week. Choje Akong Rinpoche was a Tibetan Buddhist Lama and the co-founder of the SamyeLing Monastery in Scotland. According to media reports he was murdered on Tuesday 8th October, while visiting China along with his nephew and a monk who was travelling with him. I first met Rinpoche during… Read more » about Mental Health stigma, a hurdle in preventing disease (Ann Luce)
During one of his regular fact-finding missions in Africa, rock star Bono set aside time from the rest of his entourage – which included high profile Republicans and corporate leaders – for an interview with The Observer’s Tim Adams. As is the custom with well-known figures from entertainment, a portion of the interview dealt with Bono’s… Read more » about Bono: Neoliberal ‘common sense’ and dealing with the ‘cranky left’ (Nathan Farrell)
Richard Scullion, Roman Gerodimos, Dan Jackson and Darren Lilleker publishes edited collection entitled: The Media, Political Participation and Empowerment (Routledge, 2013)
The conference aims to bring together media academics, regional and local proprietors and journalists, community media workers and activists, local politicians, policy makers, political parties and the public to consider Leveson’s recommendations.
Overview of seminars and films screenings hosted by the Journalism Research Group in the spring semester, 2013.
Overview of seminars and films screenings hosted by the Journalism Research Group in the autumn semester, 2012.