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Our journalism programme wins nationwide recognition

Our programme in Journalism and Creative Writing at Strathclyde was recognised recently by two major publications as one of the top ones in the country.

The Guardian’s University League Tables ranked Strathclyde second in the UK and first in Scotland in the subject area Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations.

The Complete University Guide also ranked our programme second in the UK and first in Scotland in the Communication and Media Studies subject area.

What is the new normal? Read on to find out

No automatic alt text available.The new normal is what was once extraordinary now becoming normal and accepted. The new normal is  businesses which care about social  issues above  profits; consumers who are empowered and critical; voters who are active, questioning and petitioning. The New Normal is also the latest online magazine of the master students in digital journalism, who take part in my Producing Media class.

The magazine launched on 17 February with an event at the university and will cover business, culture, and lifestyle for a socially conscious and progressive audience via multimedia packages, news and features.

Read the full story here.

Upcoming workshop on gender-based violence in Turkey

This summer I’ll get another chance to work with my colleagues at Anadolu University in Turkey when we organise a research workshop on gender-based violence among Syrian refugees. The workshop is sponsored by the British Council’s Researcher Links programme and will aim to bring together early-career researchers from the UK and Turkey to discuss the topic and establish long-term connections. I’ll post more updates as they become available and we develop the programme of the event.

For future journalists: News Academy conference

After a two-month silence, it’s time to catch up and share some of the interesting developments around me.

For starters, I attended the News Academy Scotland conference earlier this week, which was organized by Scottish Sun and hosted pupils from secondary school, university students, educators, and esteemed journalists. The event aimed to help students begin their career in journalism.

Photo by News Academy, www.academy.news.co.uk

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We’re going to ECREA!

Another happy announcement from the research desk. My doctoral student Anke Jobsky’s paper has been accepted for presentation at the upcoming ECREA 2016 conference in Prague in November. Anke is writing a conceptual article about the beach body and proposing a new definition. And if you think that the beach body is just a body on the beach, think again. It’s a lot more than that and Anke is working to define the concept properly.

ECREA is the European Communication Research and Education Association, which gathers hundreds of communication scholars from across Europe at its biennial conference. It also holds smaller events throughout the continent and supports various publications.