The grant will be used to expand a 2016 media content study which revealed how global media outlets sometimes reveal, and sometimes obscure, modern imperial processes in Africa including Chinese commercial expansion and US military expansion.
PRIO Global Fellows are academics with strong scholarly records and a commitment to the research agenda on peace and conflict.
From its inception as a public communication network, the Internet was regarded by many people as a potential means of escaping from the stranglehold of top-down, stage-managed politics.
'Migrant narratives as photo stories' examines how the properties of the photographic medium might mediate the voices of migrant cultural minorities.
Ysabel Gerrard will start a 12-week internship at Microsoft Research New England in May 2017.
Salem Erayja and Yanling Yang have been awarded a PhD.
Craig Robertson has an article published in a special edition of the Journal of Peace Education.
Drawing on critical theory and political economy, this book asks: what is popular music used by brand partners for, what does it do, and why does its promotional character matter?
The book explores the way journalists understand development and how they view it within the context of the news agendas related to the Third World.
Jairo will present at the biennial meeting of ADAL on the need to de-mathematise and de-objectivise journalism in the face of the challenges of the 21st century.
Dates and speakers for our Research Seminar series have been announced for the summer term.
PhD students Lone Sorenson, Antje Glück and Ysabel Gerrard give an insight into their research - each having recently published articles in a range of academic journals and publications.
A recently published obituary in 'Journalism & Communication Monographs' pays tribute to Professor Kevin Barnhurst, who was until his recent retirement Professor of Communication in the Digital Era in the School of Media and Communication.
As the MeCCSA 2017 conference in January draws ever nearer, we're pleased to announce more details of the programme and a chance to attend at early bird rates until 14 Nov.
The School's research team will present across the conference, including in Communication and Democracy, Digital Culture and Communication, Media Industries and Cultural Production, and International and Intercultural Communication.
Project lead Professor Katrin Voltmer updates on the MeCoDem project as the research team approaches the final project meeting in Cape Town this December.
A special issue on ‘The Media and the Military’ co-edited by Professor John Corner and Dr Katy Parry is now available as a collection of ‘online first’ articles at the Media, Culture & Society website.
The School congratulates the PhD candidates who have successfully passed their vivas in the past few months, with new graduates taking up positions both in Leeds, and further afield.
A new article co-authoured by Dr Heather Ford explores the world of WikiEdits bots - a class of Twitter bot that announce edits made by Wikipedia users editing under government IP addresses, with the goal of making government editing activities more transparent.
Dr Julie Firmstone, Associate Professor in Media and Communication, has recently published an article on her ongoing research about local news and journalism in a special edition of Journalism Practice.
Dr Giorgia Aiello is a co-author of an article on the ideologies of data visualisation that was published last spring in Information, Communication & Society as part of the journal’s special issue “Imagining the Internet”.
The volume includes work from across the School's academic team and is a must-read for students, researchers and practitioners interested in the changing landscape of political communication.
A new research project led by Simon Popple addresses the current problems created by the diminishing funding of libraries and museums that increasingly limit engagement and inhibit collaborative partnerships.
Titles and abstracts will be advertised on the website shortly.
A new book, co-edited by Dr Chris Paterson is the first book in over twenty years to examine the international media’s coverage of sub-Saharan Africa.
In an article co-authored with Francisco Javier Alvear, Dr Jairo Lugo-Ocando analyses how geopolitics was used to create moral panic during Salvador Allende’s government in Chile (1970–1973).
The MeCCSA Call for Papers closes Monday 12 September 2016.
A recent article examines some of the major ways in which generic, commercial photography produced for the world-leading stock imagery provider Getty Images is strategically ‘styled’ to appear more inclusive, diverse, and ultimately also political in relation to gender.
Early career researchers are invited to this joint workshop for the MeCoDEM and INFOCORE projects.
New book entitled 'The Mediated City: The News in a Post-Industrial Context' by Stephen Coleman et al. will be published by Zed Books in August 2016.