Issue 31 of MeCCSA’s Newsletter

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Issue 31 of MeCCSA’s newsletter, Three-D, is now available.

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In this issue: 
1 Quality journalism, internet and politics (Einar Thorsen)

Cairncross Review & Media Policy
2 Government reviews and inquiries: why we should use our academic voice (Julie Firmstone)
4 What should the Cairncross Review propose we do about local news? (Martin Moore)
5 ‘High Quality Journalism’ or Tendentious Trash? (Julian Petley)
7 What should the Cairncross Review do? (Natalie Fenton)

Media Policy
9 The Online Advertising Tax (Christian Fuchs)

Internet & Politics
11 Facebook, Nick Clegg & the Future of Democracy (Declan Mcdowell Naylor)
12 Organised and ‘Ambient’ Racism and Racial Toxicity in Digital Platforms (Eugenia Siapera)
13 The dynamics of a counter-narrative against right-wing populism (Elizabeth Poole)
14 Iceland’s Orangutan (Eva Giraud)
15 Data protection as the means to children’s rights online (Sonia Livingstone)

MeCCSA Annual Conferences
16 MeCCSA 2018: London South Bank University
17 MeCCSA 2019: University of Stirling
18 MeCCSA 2020: University of Brighton

Reports and Initiatives
19 Chair’s report (Anita Biressi)
23 Climate Change Network (Julie Doyle & Michael Goodman)
24 Policy Network (Allan Leonard )
26 Practice Network (Joanna Callaghan)
27 Radio Studies Network (Josephine Coleman)
28 Social Movements Network (Rosalind Brunt)
29 Postgraduate Network Report (Tianyang Zhou) and 2019 Call for Papers

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 March 2019 at

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.