Postgraduate Research News
‘New Directions in Media Research Conference’
June 14th, 2013
The Department of Media and Communication
University of Leicester, Bankfield House, 132 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7JA
9.30am - 4.30pm
This second annual conference aims to celebrate the diverse research interests held by PhD research students in the Department of Media and Communication, whilst also providing an opportunity to reach out and establish links with other researchers working in similar disciplines from other departments and universities. For further details and announcements please see the events website: http://newdirectionsinmedia.wordpress.com/
About the Department of Media and Communication:
The Department of Media and Communication at the University of Leicester is based within the College of Social Sciences and has been at the forefront of media research since 1966 when it was established as the Centre for Mass Communications Research (CMCR). In 2006, CMCR evolved into the Department of Media and Communication as we celebrated 40 years of Media at Leicester. Research is still at the heart of the department with three active research groups: News and Journalism, IDeoGRAMS and Cultural Production & Consumption. The Department supports and encourages a variety of research interests and approaches to the study of media, communications and information technologies.
Confirmed Plenary Speakers
Professor Peter Lunt
Head of Department, Department of Media and Communication, University of Leicester.
Peter’s research interests include media audiences, public participation in popular culture, media regulation, consumption research and the links between media and social theory.
Recent activities and publications include an ESRC funded research project about media policy focusing on the changing regime of regulation of media and communications in the UK through a study of the work of Ofcom, the findings of which are published in the book with Sonia Livingstone, ‘Media Regulation: Governance in the Interests of Citizens and Consumers.’
Dr Mirca Madianou
Director of Post-graduate Research Studies, Department of Media and Communication, University of Leicester.
Mirca’s research interests include how new communication technologies can be used in interpersonal relationships especially in the context of migration; ICTs and development; media and identities in a national and transnational context; media audiences, especially the audiences for news media; the emotional dimension of mediated communication; media ethics; comparative ethnography.
Recent activities involve an ESRC-funded study on Migration, ICTs and the transformation of transnational family life (2007-2011) and the publication of her first book ‘Mediating the Nation: News, audiences and the politics of identity’.
Full Programme is available here.
Free registration: http://ndmr2013.eventbrite.com/#
New Student Representative
Tuesday 11th November, 2012.
Earlier this semester, a new student representative for postgraduate research students was elected. We would like to congratulate and thank Rahma Al Foori for taking on this role, as well as thank Dimitrinka Atanasova for her contribution as outgoing student rep.