*Journal of Media Practice and MeCCSA Practice Network Annual Symposium

* ‘Practice and/as Media Industry Research’*

*Hosted by the Media Convergence Research Centre, Bath Spa University*

*One-Day Symposium: Thursday 8th June 2017*

*Confirmed Keynotes:*
*Prof Kerstin Stutterheim, Bournemouth University*
*John Mateer, University of York*
*Prof Bambo Soyinka, Bath Spa University*

We are delighted to annouce that registration is now open for the *Journal
of Media Practice and MeCCSA Practice Network Annual Symposium* 2017,
taking place at Bath Spa University on Thursday 8th June 2017. The
symposium will explore the theme of ‘*Practice and/as Media Industry
Research*’ .

The study of media industries is now a focal point at many universities,
promising the potential for rich dialogues between academia and industry,
and between theory and practice. Media, communications and cultural studies
(including film, television, publishing, radio, music and social platforms)
are central to the pursuits of media industry research, with researchers
seeking to investigate and to theorise the industrial workings of these
media – be it their macro social, economic and political influences or
their micro production cultures, distribution practices and professional
ideologies (Caldwell 2008; McDonald 2013; Freeman 2016). While the study of
media industries itself indicates a bridging between theory and practice –
between the study of media forms and the pragmatics of media making – far
less attention has been paid to what the study of media industries looks
like as practice-based or practice-led research, or how collaboration
between academia and the media industries actively shapes practice.

As such, the symposium theme is intended to provide the opportunity for
MeCCSA to focus on questions of practice and/as media industry research,
and aims to showcase both scholarly and practice-based research that
considers the complex relationships between the theoretical study of media
industries and creative forms of practice and practice-based research.

The symposium will feature keynote lectures and plenaries by Prof Kerstin
Stutterheim (Bournemouth University), John Mateer (University of York) and Prof
Bambo Soyinka (Bath Spa University). The day will also feature a series of
interactive workshops about practices of Documentary Ethics, the ‘New Media
Professor’, and Information Game Narratives, as well as panels devoted to
Screen Cultures & Collaborative Practices, Digital & Media Art Practices,
Film & Documentary Practices, and Media Education Practices. We will also
showcase the winner of our MediaWall competition, which sought to attract
screen-based media artworks that creatively examine and interrogate
questions related to the workings of the media industries.

To register for the symposium, please go to: https://www.bathspalive.co

There are two options for registration: Standard Registration (£45)
and Concessional Registration (£30). The concessional rate is valid for
full- or part-time undergraduate and PhD students. The registration
cost includes
lunch, tea and coffee throughout the day, and an evening wine reception.

Further updates about the symposium can be found here:

For further information or for any queries please contact Matthew Freeman (
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*Dr Matthew Freeman, FHEA*

*Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication*
*Director, Media Convergence Research Centre*

*Writing, Film and Digital Creativity*

*Bath Spa University*

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