Freedom of expression, whether it’s in the academic or arts, is a flawed and incomplete right if it’s enjoyed at the expense of other employee classes.
Professor Jay Blumler has used his introductory speech to express his reaction to Donald Trump becoming president of the USA.
"I was emotionally, ethically, and intellectually dismayed by the prospect of a Trump presidency." Prof. Jay Blumler, #MeCCSA2017
— Sharrona Pearl (@Sharronapearl) January 11, 2017
Conference convener Dr Katy Parry has just opened proceedings in the Clothworkers Centenary Hall, home to the School of Music. She’s joined by Professor Jay G. Blumler, Emeritus Professor of Public Communication at the University of Leeds and a founding father of British Media Studies.
— Kathryn Underwood (@KLUnderwood21) January 11, 2017
With ten minutes to go until the conference officially opens, remember that anyone unable to attend can watch the keynotes via our live stream. Marta in Salford is ready to go.
— Marta F Suarez (@MartaFSuarez) January 11, 2017
The first arrivals have made it through the windy weather to the sunshine in Leeds and are now registering for #Meccsa2017 in the Parkinson Court. Welcome to Bernadine Jones from the University of Cape Town.
— Bernadine (@llewsgirl) January 11, 2017