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[ecrea] Media Practice and Education - Special Issue on 'Practice and/as Media Industry Research'

Thu Jul 12 20:48:37 GMT 2018

I am pleased to announce that the new special guest issue of /*Media Practice and Education*/ has now been published.

Vol 19, No 2 (2018) examines '*/Practice and/as Media Industry Research/*', and can be accessed here:

Guest Editor: *Matthew Freeman, Bath Spa University*

Media industry studies – an umbrella label that is given to ‘the whole body of research and of teaching that is principally concerned with wanting to critically examine the histories, processes, procedures, structures, policies, mechanisms, and professional ideologies that relate to the workings of the media industries’ (McDonald, 2014) – is now a focal point at many universities. But while the study of media industries 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 even how collaboration between academia and the media industries actively shapes practice.

This themed Special Issue of /Media Practice and Education/, developed from papers presented at the 2017 /Journal of Media Practice and MeCCSA Practice Network/ symposium at Bath Spa University, aims to redress this gap, pushing forward the subfield of media industry research via a more emphatic emphasis on practice itself. Altogether, the six articles in this Special Issue indicate that the value of extending the body of media industry research into practice-based territories and approaches lies in its potential to forge collaborative and multi-perspectival research mechanisms. Individually, the articles explore what practice-based research reveals about different aspects of media industry practice, how the collaborative act of doing academic research with media industries provides new methodological insights into the practice of research itself, and examine wider implications for pedagogic practice on account of shifting working practices between academia and the media industries.



/Introduction: Practice and/as Media Industry Research/
Matthew Freeman

/Cinematographic Affordances: Creative Approaches to Lighting in Moving Image Practice/
Alex Nevill

/A Fistful of Dollars or The Sting? Considering Academic-Industry Collaborations in the Production of Feature Films/
John Mateer

/Managing Productive Academia/Industry Relations: The Interview as Research Method/
Anna Potter

/Screen Industry Collaboration: The Knock - Producing Fiction with Creative England/BFI/
Dominique Webb

/Learning by Watching, Doing and “Having a Chat”: Developing Conceptual Knowledge in the UK Film and TV Industry/
Carl Schoenfeld

/"Filmmaking is a hard thing to do": Reflections on Student and Lecturer Experience of Falmouth University’s Filmmaker in Residence Initiative/
Neil Fox


/Industrial Approaches to Media: A Methodological Gateway to Industry Studies (By Matthew Freeman, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)/
L. Archer Porter

/Screen Production Research: Creative Practice as a Mode of Enquiry (Edited by Craig Batty and Susan Kerrigan, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)/
Mark Readman

/Media Practice and Education/ adopts an inter-disciplinary approach and seeks to foster collaboration and exchanges between academic, professional, educational and creative practitioners, including the dissemination of work funded by such partnerships. In addition, the journal aims to contribute to the development of both integrated and diverse forms of research mediation, facilitate equitable relationships between media practice, theory and education and provide a critical bridge between the written article and the publishing of media practice and education research in other online media formats:

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