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Is UK Television facing a crisis in skills and training?

Posted on 7 August 2019 by James Davies

In our latest post, James Davies outlines the challenges of Labour Entry and Skill Formation facing the UK Television industry. The post is based on his prizewinning presentation delivered at the inaugural Welsh Postgraduate Research Conference in June 2019. Change is the only constant Television production in the UK can be broadly divided into two
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CARTEN 100 on a nextbike

Posted on 31 July 2019 by Jonathan Rees

In our latest post, we caught up with PhD student Ieuan Davies who rode a nextbike more than 100 miles to Tenby to raise money for the homeless charity, Llamau as part of CARTEN 100 on 1 June 2019. JR: So Ieuan, congratulations on an amazing achievement. Quite some feat, what you’ve done. Tell me,
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Creative freelancing: no funny business

Posted on 16 July 2019 by Lorna Prichard

In our latest post, Lorna Prichard, comedian and former journalist, talks about the risks and rewards of creative freelancing following a recent event hosted by Cardiff Business School’s Executive Education Team and Creative Cardiff at Glee, Cardiff. Recently I had the great pleasure of being asked to do a set at Glee Cardiff for the
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Fashion – an Industry of Gross Exploitation

Posted on 13 June 2019 by Jonathan Rees

On Tuesday 28th May, Dr Jean Jenkins presented her research on employment rights at one of the world’s best-known literature festivals. Her talk explored the history of a sector once described as a ‘parasite industry’ as a result of the shocking mistreatment of its workers. It’s a reputation that continues to thrive today in clothing manufacture. Nevertheless,
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Broadband, productivity and the Welsh Economy

Posted on 13 May 2019 by Dylan Henderson

In our latest post, Dr Dylan Henderson gives us a flavour of the research findings from his work on digital technologies in Wales as the Welsh Economy Research Unit prepares to launch its annual Economic Impact Report on 22 May. For SMEs, adopting and using digital technologies is central to business productivity. It offers a
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Do we really own our digital possessions?

Posted on 23 April 2019 by Rebecca Mardon

In our latest post, Dr Rebecca Mardon explores the idea of ownership in a consumer culture where we are increasingly drawn to digital possessions. Microsoft has announced that it will close the books category of its digital store. While other software and apps will still be available via the virtual shop front, and on purchasers’ consoles and
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YouTube’s child viewers may struggle to recognise adverts in videos from ‘virtual play dates’

Posted on 29 March 2019 by Rebecca Mardon

In our latest post, Dr Rebecca Mardon discusses the ethical dilemmas and regultory implications surrounding YouTube’s child audiences. YouTube’s highest earning star in 2018 was a seven-year-old boy named Ryan. That’s right – a child out-earned the likes of the infamous Logan Paul, video game vlogger PewDiePie, and even make-up mogul Jeffree Star. Between June 2017 and
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Is Theresa May’s £1.6 billion fund for English towns enough to rebalance Britain’s skewed economy?

Posted on 27 March 2019 by Professor Calvin Jones

In our latest post, Professor Calvin Jones considers the merits of the UK government’s proposed Stronger Towns Fund and its implications for some of the UK’s most deprived areas. English towns with struggling economies will receive £1.6 billion of funding over six years. The UK government announced the creation of the “stronger towns fund” –
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