The MeCCSA Radio Studies Network Online Reading Group takes place in short terms of fortnightly hour-long meetings.
Our next term will begin in Spring 2021, with Jerry Padfield leading the sessions, with support from Jude McInerney, Kim Fox and Josephine Coleman. We are delighted to announce that we are collaborating with the Podcast Studies PhD Network for our last reading of this session on 5th July.
Monday 24th May
Linje Manyozo (2016) ‘The pedagogy of listening’ in Development in Practice, Vol. 26, No. 7, 954–959
Monday 7th June
Deborah Gabriel (2016) ‘Blogging while Black, British and female: a critical study on discursive activism’ in Information Communication and Society
Monday 21st June
Yohannes Shiferaw Jira (2020). ‘Rural women’s radio listening behavior and program preferences in SNNPRS, the case of Sidama and Gedeo Zones’ in Journal of Media and Communication Studies, 12(4), 39-45.
Monday 5th July
Tzlil Sharon & Nicholas A. John (2019) “Imagining An Ideal Podcast Listener” in Popular Communication, 17:4, 333-347, DOI: 10.1080/15405702.2019.1610175
Monday 2nd Nov
Catherine R. Squires (2000) ‘Black Talk Radio. Defining Community Needs and Identity’ in The International Journal of Press/Politics, Vol 5, issue 2, 73-95
Peter Mhagama (2015) ‘Donor Funding to Community Radio Stations in Malawi and its Impact on their Performance’ in Journal of Southern African Studies, 2015, Vol. 41, No. 6, 1301–1314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03057070.2015.1116233
Fox, K., Dowling, D. O., & Miller, K. (2020). A Curriculum for Blackness: Podcasts as Discursive Cultural Guides, 2010-2020. Journal of Radio & Audio Media, 0(0), 1–21. https://doi.org/10.1080/19376529.2020.1801687
Hayes Mabweazara (2015) ‘A clash of cultures:’ pirate radio convergence and reception in Africa’. In: Atton, C. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group: London, pp. 494-504. ISBN 9780415644044
Monday, 11th May
Paula Serafini (2019) Community Radio as a Space of Care: An Ecofeminist Perspective on Media Production in Environmental Conflicts. International Journal of Communication 13(2019), 5444–5462 [1932 –8036/20190005]
Monday, 25th May
Emma Heywood (2020) Radio Journalism and Women’s Empowerment in Niger, Journalism Studies, [DOI: 10.1080/1461670X.2020.1745668]
Carolyn Birdsall. (2018). Worlding the Archive: Radio Collections, Heritage Frameworks, and Selection Principles. In: Golo Föllmer/Alexander Badenoch (Eds.), Transnationalizing Radio Research (197-208). Bielefeld: transcript Verlag. https://doi.org/10.14361/9783839439135-01
Kristine Ringsager. (2018). Voicing world music on Danish radio. Ethnomusicology Forum, 27(3), 344–361.
Danny Kaplan. (2009). The Songs of the Siren: Engineering National Time on Israeli Radio. Cultural Anthropology, 24(2), 313–345.
Rebecca Draisey-Collishaw. (2018). ‘Traveling-in-dwelling, dwelling-in-traveling’: producing multicultural Canada through narrations of mobility on CBC Radio’s Fuse. Ethnomusicology Forum, 27(3), 323–343.
Anne Blaakilde (2018). ‘The becoming of radio bodies’. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 21(3), 290–304.
of qualitative gender balance in Irish broadcasting’. Media, Culture & Society, 39(2), 259–269.
Kate Lacey. “Ten years of radio studies: The very idea.” Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media. 6(1): 21-32, 2009.
Friday 26th January
Scifo, Salvatore (2014). ‘Communication rights as a networking reality: Community Radio in Europe,’ in Padovani, C. and Calabrese, A., eds. Communication Rights and Social Justice. Historical Accounts of Transnational Mobilizations. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 164-179.
Friday 2nd February 2018
Maclennan, Anne (2005). ‘What do the radio program schedules reveal? Content analysis versus accidental sampling in early Canadian radio history,’ in Jeff Keshen and Sylvie Perrier, eds. Bâtir de nouveaus ponts: sources, méthodes et interdisciplinarité/ Building New Bridges: Sources, Methods, and Interdisciplinarity. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press: 225-238.
Friday 9th February 2018
Lax, Stephen (2017). ‘Different standards: engineers’ expectations and listener adoption of digital and FM radio broadcasting,’ in Journal of Radio and Audio Media, 24 (1). pp. 28-44.
Friday 16th February 2018
Gordon, Janey (2007). ‘Community Radio, Funding and Ethics,’ in The International Journal of Regional and Local Studies, 3:2, 23-40, DOI: 10.1179/jrl.2007.3.2.23
Friday 23rd February 2018
****Please note that the time for this week’s session has been changed to 9:30am GMT (i.e. it will begin a half hour later than usual)****
Medrado, Andrea & Souza, Renata (2017). ‘Sonic Oppression, Echoes of Resistance and the Changing Soundscapes of Rio’s Favelas in the Build-Up to the Olympics,’ in Journal of Radio & Audio Media, 24:2, 289-301, DOI: 10.1080/19376529.2017.1336766
Winter Term 2017
Friday 24th November:
Lacey, Kate (2011). “Listening Overlooked,” in Javnost – The Public, 18:4, 5-20, DOI: 10.1080/13183222.2011.11009064
Friday 1st December:
Lewis, Tyson E. (2017). “Walter Benjamin’s radio pedagogy,” in Thesis Eleven, 142(1), 18-33, DOI:10.1177/0725513617727891.
Friday 8th December:
Crisell, Andrew (2005). “Future histories: some speculations,” in An introductory history of British broadcasting (2nd ed.). London: Routledge, (277-293).
Friday 15th December:
Mitchell, Caroline (2000). “Sisters are doing it…. from Fem FM to Viva! A History of Contemporary Women’s Radio Stations in the UK” in Women and Radio: Airing Differences, ed. Caroline Mitchell, (94-110).
Autumn Term 2017
Friday 13th October:
Lindgren, Mia (2014). “Radio journalism as research – a Ph.D. model,” in The Radio Journal – International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media, 12 (1, 2). (Also available here)
Friday 20th October:
Pickard, Victor (2017). “A Social Democratic Vision of Media: Toward a Radical Pre-History of Public Broadcasting,” in Journal of Radio & Audio Media, 24(2), 200-212.
Friday 27th October:
Berry, Richard (2016). “Podcasting: Considering the evolution of the medium and its association with the word ‘radio’,” in The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media, 14 (1), 7-22. (Also available here)
Friday 3rd November:
Western, Tom (2015). “Securing the aural border: fieldwork and interference in post-war BBC audio nationalism,” in Sound Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 1 (1).
Friday 10th November:
Berland, Jody (1990). “Radio space and industrial time: music formats, local narratives and technological mediation,” in Popular Music, 9(2), 179–192.