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Using the crisis: media studies pedagogy and the pandemic

Pleased to be able to announce the publication of my latest article, on how critical scholars and educators, can respond to the COVID pandemic, to foster new ways of operating.

College radio: Beyond a Spot on the Dial

My article on challenges for college radio in the United States, Beyond a Spot on the Dial, has been accepted for publication in a special issue of Radiofonias – Journal

Open Science Communities

Update: This paper has been accepted for publication in Science and Public Policy. An article I contributed to, authored by an international group of open science advocates, is now available

Elected to CCAM leadership

I am grateful to the membership of the Community Communication and Alternative Media (CCAM) section of IAMCR for electing me to a 4-year term as vice-chair. I look forward to

Open Science Communities

Update: This paper has been accepted for publication in Science and Public Policy.

An article I contributed to, authored by an international group of open science advocates, is now available as a per-print. The article provides an overview of the background to, rationale for, and operation of Open Science Communities.

Using the crisis: media studies pedagogy and the pandemic

Pleased to be able to announce the publication of my latest article, on how critical scholars and educators, can respond to the COVID pandemic, to foster new ways of operating. Out now in Mediální studia / Media Studies 1/2021. PDF of the article available here.

College Radio, beyond the dial

My article on strategies adopted by US college radio, as many have lost access to their full-power broadcast channels, is now available to read online. It’s part of a special issue on college radio, in a time of attacks on science, from RADIOFONIAS.

College radio: Beyond a Spot on the Dial

My article on challenges for college radio in the United States, Beyond a Spot on the Dial, has been accepted for publication in a special issue of Radiofonias – Journal of Audio Media Studies.

Close-up view of a mixing console in a college radio station. Image comes from Wikimedia Commons
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Estudio_de_radio_en_LAUDE_Newton_College.jpg (Licensed under CC-BY-SA)

25 years of Flirt FM

Flirt FM merchandise

Last week was the 25th anniversary of the founding of Flirt FM, Galway’s student radio station. I was the founding station manager at the station, and I got to go back on air as part of the celebrations – in the afternoon with my sons (including an interview they completed with my father, about his involvement with RTÉ’s Galway Community Radio project in the 1970s/1980s), and later with media analysts/scholars Paul Riismandel and John Anderson, where we explored the role of alternative media in covering protest.

Then this week I was part of a discussion on Paul’s radio show/podcast, Radio Survivor, where (along with current Flirt FM station manager Paula Healy, and co-hosts Jennifer Waits and Eric Klein). Lots of fun, and some serious discussions too.