‘New Directions in Media Research Conference’

Posted by km264 at Apr 26, 2013 12:10 PM |
This second annual conference, running on 14 June 2013, 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.

The conference will take place at the University of Leicester, Bankfield House, 132 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7JA,

between 9.30am - 4.30pm.

For further details and announcements please see the events website: http://newdirectionsinmedia.wordpress.com/

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/#

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University of Leicester
Bankfield House
132 New Walk
Leicester
LE1 7JA
United Kingdom

University of Leicester
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Leicester
LE1 7JA
United Kingdom

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