Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Media and Communication




Jairo Lugo-Ocando a keynote speaker at UNESCO Chair event in Mexico

December 7th, 2017

"Neither can we see media technology or the media as a good or bad thing for democracy. It all depends of the context and dynamics in each society" said Dr Jairo Lugo-Ocando in his talk.

Single election broadcast influenced one third of viewers’ votes

December 4th, 2017

A study by researchers in our School has discovered that the BBC’s Question Time Leaders' Special may have swung more than a million people’s votes in June’s General Election.

Giorgia Aiello to give keynote at University of Bern

November 29th, 2017

Dr Giorgia Aiello will give the opening keynote for City Talk: Urban Identities, Mobilities and Textualities at the University of Bern.

New book on journalism, poverty and austerity by Jairo Lugo-Ocando      

November 29th, 2017

Poor News: Media Discourses of Poverty in Times of Austerity examines the way discourses of poverty are articulated in the news media.

David Easson Highly Commended at North West O2 Media Awards

November 15th, 2017

Teaching Fellow in Journalism, David Easson, was Highly Commended in the ‘Most Memorable Broadcast’ category at the North West O2 Media Awards for his interview with then UKIP leader Paul Nuttall.

Ysabel Gerrard awarded a PhD for her thesis on ‘Derision, Guilt, and Pleasure: Teen Drama Fandom in a Social Media Age’

November 9th, 2017

The research explores how fans of three teen drama television series negotiate cultural devaluations of their pleasures, and how they maintain ‘secret’ identities as fans on social media platforms.

PhD researcher Brendan Lawson publishes book chapter on poverty statistics in the news

November 8th, 2017

This book is for not only journalists, journalism and media scholars, statisticians and data scientists but also anybody interested in the interplay between journalism, statistics and society.

Matthias Revers appointed Lecturer of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds

November 8th, 2017

Matthias Revers joins the School of Media and Communication as a Lecturer of Media and Communication in January 2018.

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