Rob Watson (robwatson)

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Rob Watson

Collaborative Media | Leicester, UK

www.robwatsonmedia.net

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My research looks at how collaborative and social media is used by community media volunteers. Working with volunteers as they produce media content, asking questions about the different types of identities and roles that are fostered by volunteers in different community media groups. For more information please visit: http://www.robwatsonmedia.net/research/research-outline/

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TECH1002 Lecture Week Three: Remixing & Intertextuality

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Last week we introduced the idea of mediation and the function of media as a symbolic process o..

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6 days ago

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TECH3022 Lecture Week Three – Participation

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In this week’s TECH3022 Lecture I wanted to introduce some concepts that would help us to sit..

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7 days ago

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Sugar: The Bitter Truth

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I’ve started a YouTube playlist of videos, talks, documentaries about the sugar and carbohydr..

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13th Oct

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TECH1002_15 Lecture Week Two: Fast Food Media

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This week I wanted to find a quick way of putting the forms, structures and patterns of our med..

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11th Oct

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TECH3022_15 Lecture Week Two: Digital Literacies

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The second lecture for TECH3022 Advanced Social Media Production is an introduction to the conc..

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11th Oct

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TECH1002 Lecture Week One – Mediation

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The process of mediation is a central concept to the study of social media, and it was the main..

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4th Oct

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What’s the Matter with Sugar?

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How can we harness social media for the public good? That’s the question I asked today when I..

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29th Sep

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Future Media Reflective Learning Videos

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This is a sample of videos produced by learners on TECH1002 last year, and how they described t..

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26th Sep

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Constitutional Change

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With today’s result in the Scottish independence referendum firmly against cutting ties with ..

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19th Sep

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TECH3022 Advanced Social Media Production Planning

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I’ve been putting together my module handbooks for TECH3022 Advanced Social Media Production,..

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16th Sep

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TECH1002 Social Media & Technology Planning

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I’ve been busy the last couple of days putting together my exam and module packs for TECH1002..

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16th Sep

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Leicester Cycling Action Plan

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I’ve just submitted my entry for the consultation on Leicester’s Cycling Action Plan. The d..

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3rd Sep

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Economic Doctrines of the Main UK Parties?

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If you have been keeping an eye on British Politics over the last couple of years, since the fi..

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17th Apr

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Passion Sweeps Plantagenet into Epic Territory

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How else can the machinations of the Plantagenet dynasties, that forged the central heart of English identity be played out, other than on an epic scale and against a sweeping backdrop of war, betrayal, megalomania and religious fervour? These are the themes that are so ably dealt with in BBC Radio Four’s Plantagenet series, part [...]

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1st Apr

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Worse Not Better

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For Labour to start making headway against this inept Tory government, there is a simple slogan we can adopt: Worse, Not Better. Cameron: NHS – Worse Not Better Osborne: Economy – Worse Not Better Cable: Jobs – Worse Not Better May: Crime – Worse Not Better Gove: Schools – Worse Not Better It’s time to [...]

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26th Mar

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Magagerialism and It’s Discontents

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In their book ‘Confronting Managerialism’ (Zed Books, 2011), Robert Locke and J-C Spender discuss how the rise of American and British neoliberal management capitalism, with its associated caste of business school practitioners, led to the humiliating failure of the financial and banking sector in the 2007/8 banking crises. According to Locke & Spender, the source [...]

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21st Mar

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Phenomenal Week for DemonFM – Queens Visit to DMU

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I’ve come over all emotional today, as the impact of the events surrounding the Queens Visit to De Montfort University have finally begun to sink in. A massive day for De Montfort University and Leicester was driven with passion and commitment by Professor Dominic Shellard, the Vice-Chancellor, who staged a massive spectacle using the best [...]

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9th Mar

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Speed Lecture – Creativity Will Get Us Out Of This Mess

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Here’s the text for the Speed Lecture I gave, on of many inaugurating DMU’s Speaker’s Corner on the day that The Queen visited De Montfort University. Hello, my name is Rob Watson and I help students learn how to make radio programmes and run DemonFM, De Montfort University’s Community Radio Station. I want to talk [...]

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9th Mar

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#RadioLab Lecture – Tom Bateman

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The latest in the #RadioLab lecture series saw BBC Radio 1’s Tom Bateman give a talk to De Montfort University media students about his experiences as a Senior News Producer for Newsbeat and BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme. Tom gave us the low-down on how to get a job in radio. He shared some of [...]

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2nd Mar

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#RadioLab Lecture – It’s All Going Interactive

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Enterprise Week is a new innovation in the Department of Media Technology. Bringing together students from across the department with professionals from the media industries and business. Across a series of lectures and workshops learners get a chance to find out what it takes to run your own business, work as an independent producers, or [...]

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28th Feb

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Cultural Quarter Podcasts Roundtable Meeting

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This weekend was something of a watershed moment for the production team behind DemonFM’s Cultural Quarter Podcasts. The general feeling among the team was that the show isn’t being as well supported as it might be. This week’s show ran short of content and was felt by all involved to be lite on material. Rather [...]

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20th Feb

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Experience and Credence Goods – Will Hutton

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I’ve just finished reading Will Hutton’s excellent account of the financial services melt down, and his devastating critique of New Labour and the collapse of the Thatcherite project in free marketeering. At points I was shattered by the honesty of the account and the missed opportunities that represent the Blair/Brown era. However, one point in [...]

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9th Feb

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Audiotheque Development Opportunities

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It’s been just over four years since Audiotheque was born as an online space for audio drama enthusiasts and audio content producers to share and develop ideas about audio drama in an increasingly multimedia and social online world. Simultaneously riding waves of optimism and frustration, the Audiotheque project has turned into something of a labour [...]

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31st Jan

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Global Radio’s Creative Space

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You can’t get anymore central to London than Leicester Square. Global Radio’s impressive headquarters runs its main networked operations from its recently refurbished block, right in the center of the capital, sandwiched between some of the biggest cinemas in London’s West End. I went to look around and talk to Dave Walters, head Technology and [...]

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