Friday, 3 September 2010

Welcome to the new academic year

Whether you are a new student of Media Studies at AS or someone coming back to start A2, welcome to the blog and good luck with your studies over the coming year. Each week this year, I shall try to post something of interest and potential relevance to your studies. I hope to meet some of you at the one day Media Magazine student conference on October 21 in London, where I shall be presenting a session on student production work and giving you some tips on how to get the most out of it. I shall also be chairing a session where creative media practitioners will be talking about and showing some of their work. Main speakers on the day include the distinguished writer and researcher David Buckingham, from the London Knowledge Lab, who will discuss the representation of Media Studies in the media, Annette Hill, professor from the University of Lund in Sweden, who will be talking about the TV audience's interest in the supernatural and Julian McDougall, who wrote the A level textbooks and will be presenting on the idea of convergenece between 'old' and 'new' media. We all look forward to seeing you there!

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