Issue 44 of Media Magazine has just been published with (as ever) some excellent discussions on a range of different media issues and debates. Particularly cheering is David Aaronovitch’s defence of Media Studies. He makes an excellent argument as to why Media Studies is one of the most crucial of all subjects and discusses why it gets such a bad press. My own contribution this issue looks at the issues the subject faces as defining what we mean by ‘the media’ becomes more and more complex. Check out the articles on Zombies, Skyfall, Homeland and The Dark Knight amongst others. Fascinating stuff as ever!