Research overview

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

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The Communication, Media and Journalism research group (CMJ) is home for the research-active staff from the Department of Journalism Studies, the Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM), Centre for the Study of Journalism and History and our doctoral students.

Our researchers also contribute to the teaching of our academic masters programmes in Global Journalism and International Public and Political Communication.

Our strengths and agendas

CMJ is an interdisciplinary group with research strengths in data science, psychology, history, international relations, journalism, international law, media and communication, political science and sociology. Our researchers work across the areas of communication, media and journalism.

Current research agendas include:

  • political communication, media law and policy
  • digital communications and the 'new media environments'
  • communications across the European Union
  • the historical study of journalism, media and international politics
  • war and media, propaganda and strategic communication
  • quantitative language and communication analysis
  • elections and media
  • free speech and democracy
  • factual media and post-conflict communication.

Click through to our research themes to find out more.

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