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09 January 2008
Journalists and academics from around the world are gathering in Cardiff for the annual Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association’s conference hosted by the University.
Organised by the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, the conference starts today (9 January 2008) and will address topics such as the media and terrorism; online social networks and impartiality in journalism.
Guardian columnist and environmental activist George Monbiot, who is also an Honorary Fellow of the University is one of the guest speakers presenting a paper at the conference. Other speakers over the three day event include Toby Millar from the University of California and journalist and broadcaster Ian Hargreaves, as well as a range of delegates from media, communications and cultural studies spheres.
Head of the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Professor Justin Lewis said: "The School is very pleased to host this years Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association conference. A lot of work has gone into the preparations for the three day event and we have a fantastic range of influential speakers attending. Over 100 papers will be presented at the conference, many of which will provoke thought and debate on a wide range of issues central to the media."
Alongside the sessions, the School will be showing a number of screenings, including a looped version of Digital Stories - a unique television and online programme produced in conjunction with BBC Wales. Delegates will also visit two of Wales’ most iconic buildings - the Senedd and the Wales Millennium Centre.
The Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) represents those who teach and research in media, communications and cultural studies in Higher Education. The conference will run from 9-11 January 2008.
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