Dr Ruth Sanz Sabido of the School of MAD will present work in progress.
Professor Ágnes Gulyás of the School of Media, Art and Design is to deliver her inaugural lecture, titled ‘What is news?’, on Tuesday 27 March 2018.
We are pleased to announce the call for the Centre for Research on Communities and Cultures SMAD Student Research Award 2018, which aims to recognise outstanding research by students in the School of Media Art and Design.
The Centre for Research on Communities and Cultures is holding a public event on 25 January to explore the state of local news.
The event starting at 3pm Canterbury Christ Church University’s Canterbury campus, Powell Building, has been organised by academics from Christ Church’s School of Media, Art and Design.
Two more of our MRes students are delivering research papers in the School of Media, Art and Design.
Dr Ruth Sanz Sabido and Emma Graves are to discuss news values in the context of postcolonial relations.
Reader in Digital Transformations, Dr Ágnes Gulyás, is to present a paper on local media in the digital age.
Canterbury Christ Church University
School of Media, Art and Design and Centre for Research on Communities and Cultures
Research Seminars 2016-2017
22 February 2017
Local media and local communities
Speaker: Dr Ágnes Gulyás, Canterbury Christ Church University
What are the roles and importance of local media in their community? How has the subject area been studied? How are the internet and online platforms impacting on the relationship between local communities and their local media? What is local news in the digital age? – These are the key questions for this talk, which will provide a review and (meta) analysis of the relevant literature outlining the key areas of concerns, main approaches and gaps in the field. As an important topic in the literature the talk will explore more closely how local media are changing in the digital age and the key issues regarding the impact of internet and online platforms on how local communities communicate and how information are mediated for them. Findings of an empirical study on local news and communication in the digital age carried out by the presenter and Sarah O’Hara will be presented to illustrate particular points.
Dr Ágnes Gulyás is a Reader in Digital Transformations in the School of Media, Art and Design. She is the co-director of the Centre for Research on Communities and Cultures, CCCU and teaching on the Media and Communications, Multimedia Journalism and MA by Research programmes and supervises PhD students in the School. Ágnes’ research interests include digital transformations, social media, communities, media organisations and industries and journalism.
Powell Building – Pf06
North Holmes Road Campus
Email Dr Andrew Butler – Andrew.Butler@canterbury.ac.uk – for further details
— All welcome —
The opening weekend of July 2016 saw the deaths of two significant figures in the history of British genre cinema – director Robin Hardy and producer Euan Lloyd.
Hardy became a hugely respected figure thanks to his 1973 masterpiece, The Wicker Man (1973). That film, the jewel of the minor sub-genre identified as ‘folk horror’, featured Christopher Lee in what was reportedly his favourite role. Millions of words have been used to eulogise The Wicker Man, and so I would like to shift attention onto its ignored (and occasionally maligned) follow up, The Wicker Tree (2011).
Hardy wrote the screenplay based on his novel entitled Cowboys for Christ (2006). It is a thematic sequel to the earlier film, involving a Christian pop group attempting to convert pagans in Scotland.
It is understandable as to why the film was met with disappointment. Its production values occasionally reveal the (relatively) low budget (though there are also plenty of beautifully shot sequences), such as a shot against a green screen cameo by Christopher Lee. Also, the plot is convoluted in comparison with The Wicker Man.
Senior Lecturer Magz Hall has been awarded her Phd entitled ‘Radio after radio: Redefining radio art in the light of new media technology through expanded practice”. Dr Hall studied at the University of the Arts where her supervisor was Professor Angus Carlyle.
This is a great achievement and a reward for the hard work the Magz has put in over many years.
Lecturer Craig Smith has recently provided graphics and user interface design for ‘Atoms NG’, a fast moving multiplayer turn-based strategy game for iPhone and iPad. You can read more about the project on our projects page.