On Saturday 10th July, we marked our online AGM with a series of presentations from some of our executive and live graphic illustration of the presentations by acclaimed graphic artist, Jo Rooks. Thank you to all our members who attended the event, we really appreciated everyone who joined us, particularly on a Saturday, so close to the teacher assessed grades deadline and the end of term!
Working in media education for four decades, Jenny Grahame began with a fascinating history of Media Studies, taking us through the early days of the subject to present day and to the future.
Dr Viki Walden from The University of Sussex, then presented her follow-up to the highly successful Teachers Talking: What Could Media Studies Be? event, held earlier in the year in association with The MEA. Outlining what she titles the 'DEC-TAC' strategy, Viki highlights the main outcomes from the event, the key ways in which Media Studies can move forward as a subject and how media educators can get involved, advocate and agitate for change.
Other items included a round-up of media in the news by Brian Mulligan which variously covered good news and bad - from the addition of Media Studies to the list of preferred subjects at UCL and their new BA Media to the culture secretary's announcements about cuts to the creative arts in HE. Sarah Webster then outlined the role and place of Media Studies in the new Welsh curriculum.
Official AGM business concluded the event.
Watch the live graphic illustration