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.
Issue Two of the School's research newsletter is now online, compiling research news highlights and updates from the academic team from the last few months.
Chris Paterson launches two anthologies at the International Association for Media and Communications Research (IAMCR) conference in Leicester this week.
Writing in Open Democracy, Professor David Hesmondhalgh analyses the EU Referendum result in his hometown of Accrington.
Dr Jonathan Ward outlines the work he is doing alongside Professor Kate Oakley on the EU funded Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) project.
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.
Dr Beth Johnson co-edits a special issue of the Journal of Popular Television, exploring the importance of region in popular television.
Dr Giorgia Aiello recounts highlights from the recent ICA convention held in Fukuoka, Japan and outlines the School's involvement in the upcoming IAMCR conference, to be held in Leicester at the end of July.
A online report published 10 days after the EU Referendum features news research from four members of the School's academic team, providing an early analysis of the result.
Combining close reading with archival scholarship this study reveals the extent of Christie’s creative involvement in the production process and her support for feminist film-makers and feminist politics.
Read two recent articles recent published by Associate Professor in Film and Media Dr Beth Johnson in the Journal of British Cinema and Television and Critical Studies in Television.
Papers are now invited for the MeCCSA 2017 conference to be held in Leeds in January, organised by the School of Media and Communication.
Part-time PhD candidate Richard Brown has received recognition of his research excellence by the University’s Graduate Board.
The School of Media and Communication has partnered with the University of Leeds Centre for Global Development (CDG) to offer a full bursary for their international development summer school.
Dr Katy Parry, Lecturer in Media and Communication, has guest-edited an issue of Media, War and Conflict, bringing together articles that engage with the affordances, styles and constraints of different media genres.
Co-organiser and PhD candidate Ysabel Gerrard re-caps the recent PhD Symposium held in the School.
Professor Oakley will appear at the 'Social Inequality and Cultural Policy' international workshop, presented by NGO Educult at the University of Applied Arts Vienna on 22 April 2016.
In a recently published article, Dr Kate Nash and Professor John Corner describe a new form of ‘strategic impact’ filmmaking that aims to generate specific forms of targeted and measurable change through film production.
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