Research overview

A quick overview of communication, media and journalism research in the Department of Journalism Studies.

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The Department of Journalism Studies is home to a broad range of research across the fields of Journalism, Media and Communications. It is also the home of the Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM), the  and our doctoral students.

Our researchers contribute to teaching across all our courses, but predominately feature in our academic masters programmes in Global Journalism and International Public and Political Communication.

Research themes

  • Activism and the Media

  • Conflict, communication and peacebuilding

  • Digital media and journalism

  • European and global journalistic practice

  • International media 

  • Journalism and communication history

  • Media freedom, journalism and civil society

  • Media law and policy

  • Media representation and power

  • Media and gender

  • Mis/Disinformation

  • Political communication

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