Department of Media, Journalism and Film

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Media and Creative Industries are at the heart of rapid economic, social, cultural, technological and political transformations. Our research in Communication, Media and Cultural Studies explores the premises, manifestations and consequences of this change as a world shaped by mass communication is superseded by digital, networked societies through three central, yet overlapping themes: Participation, Practice and History.

Our lively research culture benefits from staff whose work is international in its scope and recognition. We have specialists in the study of British and European, African and North American media cultures. Our staff have held elected office in national and international subject associations including the International Communication Association and the Association of Journalism Education.

The research activities of our staff have been supported and funded by a range of external organisations including the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Heritage Lottery fund, and the AOJE.

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fan Social Sciences
Fans Engineering & Materials Science
newspaper Social Sciences
news Social Sciences
BBC Social Sciences
coverage Social Sciences
social media Social Sciences
sensationalist journalism Social Sciences

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Research Output 2007 2018

Always-On Fandom, Waiting and Bingeing: Psychoanalysis as an Engagement with Fans' "Infra-Ordinary' Experiences

Hills, M., 2018, The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom. Click, M. & Scott, S. (eds.). 1st ed. New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, p. 18-26 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

psychoanalytic theory
everyday experience

Book Review: Justices and Journalists: The Global Perspective by Richard Davis (ed.) and David Taras (ed.)

Jones, R., 2018, In : Entertainment Law Review. 29, 8, p. 271-272 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Dialogue of the Deaf: Listening on Twitter and Democratic Responsiveness during the 2015 South African State of the Nation Address

Sorensen, L., Ford, H., Al-Saqaf, W., Bosch, T. & Voltmer, K., 2018, (Accepted/In press) Media, Communication and the Struggle for Democratic Change: Contested Transitions in the New Media Age. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 2014 2015

  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Examination

The Age of Fans: Value, Judgment, and Generations in Convergence Culture

Cornel Sandvoss (Speaker)
22 May 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

External Examiner

Caroline Pringle (Examiner)

Activity: Examination typesExamination

Political Enthusiasm as Fandom? From the Politicisation of the Popular to the Popularisation of the Political

Cornel Sandvoss (Speaker)
25 Apr 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation