Dear Colleagues,


I’m pleased to announce that Election 2019 special edition of MeCCSA's newsletter, Three-D Issue 33, is now available.

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Direct link to PDF file of newsletter (4.6Mb):


In this issue:

1 2019 Election Special: policy, media & campaign (Einar Thorsen)


Election 2019: manifestoes

2 It Says Here (Julian McDougall)

4 Manifesto pledges on media reform: what’s in and what’s not (Natalie Fenton)


Election 2019: campaign

7 Weren’t the mainstream media supposed not to matter? (David Deacon, Jackie Goode & David Smith)

9 Is impartiality meaningless? (Gurvinder Aujla-Sidhu)

9 Time to rethink campaign coverage (Stephen Cushion)

10 Election 2019: a party political broadcast for the Tories? (Des Freedman)

11 Movement-led policy action in the media: GE2019 the #ElectionRebellion (Abigail Rhodes)


Higher Education

12 Casualisation in HE (Vincent Møystad & Tom Greenwood)


Media reform

13 British film & television’s diversity problem (Shelley Cobb)

13 Launch of BritBox in the UK (Phil Ramsey)


MeCCSA Annual Conferences

14 MeCCSA 2020: University of Brighton (Ewan Kirkland & Julie Doyle)


Reports and Initiatives

15 Chair’s report (Anita Biressi)

18 Local and Community Media Network (Rachel Matthews)

19 Practice Network (Maurizio Cinquegrani & Richard Misek)

20 Climate Change Network (Julie Doyle & Michael Goodman)

20 Social Movements Network (Stuart Price)

21 Women’s Network (Beth Johnson)

22 Postgraduate Network (Emma Kaylee Graves)


Three-D is the official newsletter of MeCCSA. Its aim is to provide news and comment of interest to the media, communication and cultural studies fields. Contributions do not necessarily reflect the views of the Association, or its Executive Committee.

If you would like to write for or advertise in the next edition of Three-D, please get in touch with me by the end of April 2020 at [log in to unmask]

We aim to produce two issues of Three-D per year. Electronic copies are sent free to all members of MeCCSA, but please forward this email to colleagues who might not be on the distribution lists.

All the best,


Professor Einar Thorsen

Deputy Dean Research & Professional Practice
Faculty of Media & Communication
Bournemouth University

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