Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications

School of Media and Communication


Research News

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    Recent PhD publications

    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.

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    The Professor and Mr. Pulitzer: A Remembrance of Kevin Barnhurst

    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.

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    More details announced for MeCCSA 2017

    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.

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    ECREA conference, 9-12 November, Prague

    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.


    Three year EU-funded MeCoDEM project approaches conclusion

    Project lead Professor Katrin Voltmer updates on the MeCoDem project as the research team approaches the final project meeting in Cape Town this December.

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    The Media and the Military

    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.

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    PhD News - Autumn 2016

    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.

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    Politicians, Journalists, Wikipedians, and Their Twitter Bots

    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.

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    Mapping Changes in Local News

    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.

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    The ideological work that visualisation conventions do

    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”.

  • digital-handbook

    Free online access to the Handbook of Digital Politics

    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.

  • yarn

    Digital Community Workspaces: Delivering Impact through Public Library and Archive networks

    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.

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    Semester 1 Research Seminar schedule announced

    Titles and abstracts will be advertised on the website shortly.

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    Africa's Media Image in the 21st Century

    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.

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    When Geopolitics becomes Moral Panic

    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).

  • MeCCSA

    Submit your abstract for MeCCSA 2017

    The MeCCSA Call for Papers closes Monday 12 September 2016.

  • jlp

    Dr Giorgia Aiello: the visual politics of gender in stock photography

    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.


    MeCoDEM/INFOCORE ECR Workshop - Tuesday 6 September

    Early career researchers are invited to this joint workshop for the MeCoDEM and INFOCORE projects.

  • Mediated city

    How does news circulate in a major post-industrial city?

    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.

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    Research Newsletter Issue Two now online

    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.

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    Two anthologies to launch at IAMCR conference

    Chris Paterson launches two anthologies at the International Association for Media and Communications Research (IAMCR) conference in Leicester this week.

  • DH OD

    Brexit, the Somme and football

    Writing in Open Democracy, Professor David Hesmondhalgh analyses the EU Referendum result in his hometown of Accrington.

  • CUSP

    What is CUSP?

    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.

  • PhD July 16

    PhD News, July 2016

    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.

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    Northern English Stardom

    Dr Beth Johnson co-edits a special issue of the Journal of Popular Television, exploring the importance of region in popular television.

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    Highlights from the ICA convention, Japan and IAMCR conference, UK

    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.

  • EU ref research

    EU Referendum Analysis 2016: Media, Voters and the Campaign

    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.

  • Julie Christie

    'Julie Christie': a monograph by Melanie Bell

    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.

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    Recent journal publications by Beth Johnson

    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.

  • MeCCSA

    MeCCSA 2017 opens call for papers

    Papers are now invited for the MeCCSA 2017 conference to be held in Leeds in January, organised by the School of Media and Communication.

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