Dr Bina Ogbebor

BA (Calabar); MA (Cardiff); PhD (Cardiff)

Department of Journalism Studies

Lecturer in Journalism Studies

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Dr Bina Ogbebor
Department of Journalism Studies
9 Mappin Street
S1 4DT

Bina joined the University of Sheffield in February 2020 as Lecturer in Journalism Studies. Before then, she worked as a teacher at Cardiff University’s Department of Journalism, Media and Culture (casual staff 2013–17; full-time 2018–19). Bina worked as a TV reporter, news editor and producer/presenter for 18 years before moving into higher education.

Her research and teaching interests include media representation, media policy, media and democracy, public sphere, media power, and self-coverage, among others. Bina is a recipient of several scholarship awards including the British Chevening Scholarship and the Cardiff University Geoff Mungham Award. She has also served as the organiser of the prestigious Future of Journalism Conference 2019.

Research interests

Bina’s PhD thesis, entitled 'Representation of the News of the World phone hacking scandal and the Leveson Inquiry: an analysis of the debate that arose from the scandal', covered issues relating to media reform, press regulation, media freedom, public trust, public interest, media ownership; public sphere, political economy of the media; gatekeeping and agenda setting, among others. Bina is particularly interested in research connected to the relationship between the media and society.



  • Ogbebor B (2020) British Media Coverage of the Press Reform Debate Journalists Reporting Journalism. Springer Nature. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles


  • Ogbebor B & Ogbebor B (2021) Boundary Work on Media Freedom After the Phone Hacking Scandal in the United Kingdom In Tandoc EC, Jenkins J, Thomas RJ & Westlund O (Ed.), Critical Incidents in Journalism Pivotal Moments Reshaping Journalism around the World Routledge RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ogbebor B (2018) Journalistic metadiscourse: Press coverage of media policy debates In Peja L, Carpentier N, Colombo F, Murru MF, Tosoni S, Kilborn R, Kramp L, Kunelius R, McNicholas A, Nieminen H & Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt P (Ed.), CURRENT PERSPECTIVES ON COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA RESEARCH RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching activities

Bina contributes to the following modules:

  • JNL120 Essential Journalism: The Media, Race and Racism
  • JNL6075 Media Freedom: European, UK and US perspectives
  • JNL6027 Journalism, Globalisation and Development
  • JNL323 Introduction to Research Methods
  • JNL305 Dissertation in Journalism
  • JNL6133/JNL6300 Dissertation (Global Journalism/IPPC)