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Ivor Gaber <[log in to unmask]>

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Media, Communications & Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) - Policy Network" <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 20 Aug 2010 18:29:04 +0100

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Ok so I haven't yet mastered reading emails on my iPhone.  Missed vital sentence. Suggest we begin by advising Leverhulme that our designated researcher now not available so later start necessary.  Then we should put something on academic jobs.uk

Ivor

Sent from my iPhone

On 12/lug/2009, at 20:46, Steven Barnett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I'm really sorry if I'm being a party pooper, but I do think it's very dangerous if we start highlighting individual positions. I thought it was an excellent summary by Maire which highlighted all the key points relating to research councils etc, and I'm concerned about setting a precedent given that we all have particular drums to beat.
> 
> I have every sympathy with Peter's position, and thought it was an excellent letter (which I heartily endorse). But we did agree that Meccsa would not be endorsing individual positions.
> 
> I am prepared to be shot down and will withdraw gracefully if I am in a minority. I also think we have to think about the additional burden for Maire of trying to accommodate everyone's passions.
> 
> Best
> 
> Steve
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Prof Steven Barnett
> Professor of Communications
> School of Media, Art and Design
> University of Westminster
> Watford Road, Harrow
> Middlesex HA1 3TP
> 
> Direct Line: +44 (0)20 7911 5981
> email: [log in to unmask]
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Media, Communications & Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) - Policy Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Peter Lewis
> Sent: 12 July 2009 19:46
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: REPORT ON MEETING
> 
> Dear Maire
> 
> First thanks to you - and to Ivor and Howard - for organising the meeting.
> 
> The report is fine with one omission - the point I made about the need 
> to recognise community radio as a local form of PSB. After Jonathan 
> Breckon's advice that letters in the press have some small leverage, it 
> was amusing to see Ben Bradshaw asking the next day, (Guardian Letters 
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/jun/27/ben-bradshaw-digital-britain)for 
> suggestions about how to fund local news. His last para read:
> 
> "We think it reasonable to use about 3.5% of the licence fee - the 
> proportion currently ringfenced to help pay for digital switchover - to 
> ensure there continue to be plural, local and regional news. If Polly 
> [Toynbee], the BBC, or anyone else can come up with a better way of 
> making sure that happens, let's hear it."
> 
> So I dashed off a letter (thinking that 35 other people from the seminar 
> might also be doing the same) which was published on July 1st. The 
> inevitable editing compressed the letter but made my point succinctly
> You can see it at 
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/jul/01/letters-fund-local-news
> 
> Do you feel you could add to your report a sentence summarising my 
> position? It was a "minority" view, it's true, but look what happened to 
> Selwyn Lloyd's in the Beveridge Report!
> 
> best
> 
> Peter
> 
> Peter M. Lewis
> Senior Lecturer in Community Media
> Department of Applied Social Sciences
> London Metropolitan University
> Ladbroke House
> 62-66 Highbury Grove
> London N5 2AD
> 
> http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/depts/dass/staff/peterlewis/
> http://www.communitymedia.eu/
> http://www.radiostudiesnetwork.org.uk
> 
> 
> 
> Messenger Davies Maire wrote:
>> Dear colleagues
>> 
>> I attach a report on the policy network meeting held on June 26th at 
>> City University.
>> 
>> I want to present this to the MEccsa executive tomorrow (13th July). 
>> Apologies that it's rather short notice, but could those who were at the 
>> meeting get back to me with any amendments asap? Jonathan Breckon has 
>> already checked and corrected the section about his talk.
>> 
>> with thanks to all for their contributions
>> 
>> best
>> 
>> Máire
>> 
>> Máire Messenger Davies, PhD, FRSA (Professor)
>> Director, Centre for Media Research,
>> School of Media, Film and Journalism
>> University of Ulster
>> Cromore Rd, Coleraine BT52 1SA
>> Telephone: +44(0)28324069
>> www.arts.ulster.ac.uk/media/cmr.html
>> 
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