DSA Media and Development Study group
The Media and Development Study Group provides a forum for academics and researchers interested in the relationship between media, communication and development. This includes those interested in the study of media representations of development and the Global South, communication for development and social change as well as media development. For more information about the group and future events contact the conveners.
Martin Scott (University of East Anglia), Helen Yanacopulos (Open University)
E: Martin.Scott(at)uea.ac.uk, h.yanacopulos(at)open.ac.uk
DSA2014 London, Nov 2014 panelsRepresenting Development: The good, the bad and the ugly
Media representations and the post-2015 agenda
Inaugural Media and Development Study Group Workshop, OU London Campus, June 2014
Sensational(ising) Development: Analysing media representations of international development
The event was attended by 70 people including students, academics and practitioners. The first panel 'Sensationalising Development: Celebrities', examined the expanding role of celebrities in humanitarian and development fundraising and advocacy. The second panel explored 'Africa Rising' mediated narratives and the growing tendency to highlight the 'sensational' and 'positive' outcomes of development interventions in Africa. The event concluded with the launch of two new books - Media and Development, by Martin Scott (Zed Books) and Celebrity Advocacy and International Development, by Dan Brockington (Routledge).