12:59, Panel 6D: ‘Africa and the international media’

Mel Bunce (City, University of London) refers to a quote from Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche in her research, “The international news coverage of Africa: Beyond the ‘single story'”

“The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.”

12:43, Panel 6A: ‘Opportunities for the working class in the media’

Helen Wood (University of Leicester) explores the “fast retreating” opportunities for the working class in the media and creative industries in her research on reality TV shows and their celebrities.

12:17, Panel 6A: ‘Media Celebrity, Labour and Value’

Panel 6A is underway in Lecture theatre 1 in the School of Music. The panel includes talks from Milly Williamson (Brunel University), Helen Wood (University of Leicester), Jilly B. Kay (University of Leicester) and Melanie Kennedy (University of Leicester). It would seem the University of Leicester have a lot to say on this subject!

19:15, Two down, one to go!

The second day of live blogging MeCCSA 2017 has come to an end! Remember, there are two events to look out for this evening, the conference dinner at Sukhothai and the screening of “The Divide” –  both are taking place from 19:30. We hope you’ve enjoyed the second day at Leeds University, and look forward to hearing from you tomorrow! #meccsa2017

18:45, The Evening Schedule

From 19:30 onwards there are two events to conclude today’s MeCCSA schedule. The conference dinner at Thai restaurant, Sukhothai will begin OR, if your hunger is more focused on the realm of film, then a screening of “The Divide” (80 mins) will be happening in Philip M. Taylor Cinema (2.13) in Clothworkers’ North.