Media conference at uni
Stirling University has been hosting a major media and communications conference this week.
The Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) Conference 2019 took place at the Stirling Court Hotel from January 9 -11 with the theme ‘Continuity and Change – Media, Communications and Politics’.
MeCCSA aims to discuss the role of media and communications in affecting continuity and political change, and will feature discussions with prominent academics, experts and practitioners.
Conference topics included ‘media activism and civic engagement’,‘media in devolved political contexts’and‘cultural histories of film, media and communications education’.
The event coincided with the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Parliament and on Tuesday, delegates were welcomed to a reception at parliament by Joan McAlpine MSP and Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.
Dr Alenka Jelen-Sanchez, deputy head of the Division of Communications, Media and Culture, said:“We always look forward to bringing together academics, practitioners and professionals to question the role of traditional and digital media and communications in maintaining continuity and advocating for political change.”
Speech MSP Joan McAlpine welcomes delegates