[MMU] 7 Questions on Becoming a Media Expert for @business_mmu

Over the last few years, I’ve been fortunate to engage with some good media coverage related to my research, so was asked to respond to a few questions by the MMU press team, to encourage others to take up the opportunity too. The questions were: How has the training helped you and how have you applied what you have learnt? Why is talking to the media important or useful to you as an academic? How Continue Reading →

[EVENT] Professor Julie Scott Jones: Tears, Tantrums and Quantitative Methods’: a holistic approach to growing students with @mmu_hssr

[View the story “Professor Julie Scott Jones: Tears, Tantrums and Quantitative Methods’: a holistic approach to growing students” on Storify] drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 posters: Keep Calm & Carry On, digital world, coach, ENFP, @digitalfprint, @ww2poster http://drbexl.co.uk Like it? Share it…

[RESEARCH] Keep Calm and Carry On: Visualising the People’s War in Posters

Session given this afternoon at MMU MODB research meetup: Keep Calm: Visualising the war in posters from Bex Lewis Second World War Posters Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote the first history of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which she now follows with interest. https://twitter.com/ww2poster Like it? Share it…

[MEDIA] Digital Media is Destructive? with @BBCCornwall

This morning I was asked, at short notice, if I could speak with BBC Radio Cornwall. I had time for a little bit of prep, plus scribbled some extra responses to those I was listening to whilst I was on hold. Notes for talking to @BBCCornwall earlier re #digitalparenting A photo posted by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Jan 10, 2017 at 5:08am PST The recording is here – I come in around 6.5 minutes in Continue Reading →

[INTERVIEWED] Women and Technology in the Church

I was interviewed by Oladokun Damilola, an MMU student who was pulling together material for her Masters dissertation in multimedia journalism. Great to share online space with @digitalnun again. My segment starts: You can listen, and read more insights on Oladokun’s website. drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 posters: Keep Calm & Carry On, digital world, coach, ENFP, @digitalfprint, @ww2poster http://drbexl.co.uk Like it? Share it…

OPPORTUNITY: For agencies/employers/charities #marketing #pr #branding #advertising #digital

Yesterday, I spent most of the day putting together paperwork, and a digital presence for #BigAg16, a second year unit that I am redeveloping ready for September @MMUBS, and I’m looking for input from you guys out there… The material for agencies, employers, and charities starts: Want to help find future talent within the fields of marketing, PR, digital, or advertising and branding? Want to inspire that talent with some real world projects to get Continue Reading →

[CHALLENGE] Clambering up Kinder Scout

So, I used to hike a lot – especially when travelling around New Zealand, and undertaking the Inca Trail. I did a walk a few weeks ago, a so-called ‘easy’ walk, and was speed-walking at the back to keep up… but it’s health and wellbeing week at MMU, and they put on a hike ‘for all abilities’ so I went for that – all of us turned up despite the forecast (which was unfortunately accurate)! Continue Reading →

[MANCHESTER] Keep Calm and Carry On: Visualising The People’s War in Posters

As part of the Visual Culture Research Group at MMU, I, and another colleague, will be giving informal 20 minute presentations based on works in progress + 20+ mins for Q&A. My abstract is: In 2016, the tourist gift shops are full of mugs, aprons, bags with the slogan ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’, or one of its many subverted versions. The poster was part of a series designed in 1939 for the Second World Continue Reading →