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2502, 2015

For cinema goers, the future’s bright just not so Orange anymore!

By |February 25th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on For cinema goers, the future’s bright just not so Orange anymore!

Dr Kerry Gough, Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Theory at Birmingham City University

As the ubiquitous Orange Wednesdays offer rolls its end credits, the end of an era in cinema exhibition concession practice is marked. Orange Wednesdays represented one of the major UK cinema-going incentives of the last 10 years. However, the end of the offer […]

1006, 2014

Moving from one creative challenge to another: student to professional

By |June 10th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off on Moving from one creative challenge to another: student to professional

Ella Robson has recently graduated from our BA (Hons) Media and Communication course. In this post, she reflects on the experience she gained during her studies.

As I’m writing this I’m listening to yet another Spotify playlist that I’d made to help inspire me to write some recent blogs and articles. I, much like many of […]

1003, 2014

Is online the future for public service broadcasting?

By |March 10th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off on Is online the future for public service broadcasting?

Vanessa Jackson – Course Director, Media and Communication at Birmingham City University

What does the decision to axe BBC Three, and move off the channel to online only, mean for the audience? Ok, television viewing amongst young adults may have dropped quite radically over the last five years, but does that mean that the opportunity to […]

3001, 2014

Has Sky changed TV forever?

By |January 30th, 2014|In The News|1 Comment

Vanessa Jackson, Degree Leader in Television at Birmingham City University

On 5 February 1989 Sky Television launched its four-channel package. This year the company celebrates its 25th anniversary – and how far it has come in that time! The satellite market was slow to grow initially, and amid mounting losses Sky Television merged with British Satellite Broadcasting in […]

209, 2013

Counting down the days until BCU begins!

By |September 2nd, 2013|Student Life|Comments Off on Counting down the days until BCU begins!

Sanika Karnik, Media and Communication student starting in September 2013

My journey to university started over a year back now, when I applied to several colleges in the UK and US, getting positive replies from the majority of them. However due to circumstances I decided to take a gap year, during which I reapplied to colleges […]

2711, 2012

Statutory press control

By |November 27th, 2012|Opinion|Comments Off on Statutory press control

By Bob Calver, Senior Lecturer in Broadcast Journalism, Birmingham City University

Three headlines on a single page of a national newspaper last week neatly summed up the issues of press regulation. One was about charges being brought against ‘Coulson and Brooks’. The next about a court upholding  journalists’ right to leaked e-mail and the third read, […]

2604, 2012

Rupert doesn’t quite bare all, but expect more twists and turns

By |April 26th, 2012|Opinion|Comments Off on Rupert doesn’t quite bare all, but expect more twists and turns

By Bob Calver, Senior Lecturer in Broadcast Journalism, Birmingham City University

So Rupert Mudoch has got through the first day of his evidence to the Leveson Inquiry – albeit a shortened session and so far the most shocking thing we’ve learned is that he’s really called Keith.

Perhaps it was the big build up (who didn’t love Evgeny Lebedev’s Tweet […]

1411, 2011

NoW – miss you more than you could know

By |November 14th, 2011|Opinion|Comments Off on NoW – miss you more than you could know

By Bob Calver, Senior Lecturer in Broadcast Journalism, Birmingham City University

Found myself on BBC WM shortly before James Murdoch’s latest appearance before the House of Commons Culture Media and Sport committee. So as he prepared for another session of questions about what he did or didn’t know about phone hacking I was being asked if I […]

2710, 2011

The Dark Side of Technology

By |October 27th, 2011|Opinion|Comments Off on The Dark Side of Technology

Prof. Gregory Sporton MA PhD, Professor of Digital Creativity

In the late nineties, Nicholas Negroponte, found himself staring at bottles of mineral water on the conference tables he was spending so much of his time sitting around.  Negroponte, of Wired fame, MIT Media Lab, tech entrepreneur and one of digital technology’s most enthusiastic boosters, wondered how […]

1309, 2010

Phone hacking – two wrongs don’t make a right 

By |September 13th, 2010|In The News|Comments Off on Phone hacking – two wrongs don’t make a right 

By Bob Calver, Senior Lecturer in Broadcast Journalism, Birmingham City University

The recent phone hacking allegations by News of the World reporters highlights that journalists who want to expose wrongdoing should never use illegal or unethical methods to get to the truth. Just because something is possible does not make it acceptable and this is something […]