Seminar programme

The Communication, Media and Journalism (CMJ) group regularly host seminars in which our own researchers and those from other institutions share their work.

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If you'd like to suggest a speaker for a future CMJ seminar, please email the seminar series coordinator Dr Dmitry Chernobrov at d.chernobrov@sheffield.ac.uk.

Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic our research seminars are currently taking place online. Please see below for details of the semester 1 programme for 2021-22. All times are UK time.

If you are not a current staff / student member at the Department of Journalism Studies and are interesting in attending any of these talks, please email the seminar series coordinator Dr Dmitry Chernobrov d.chernobrov@sheffield.ac.uk


Wednesday 20 October, 3pm

Book interview: ‘You Country, Our War: The Press and Diplomacy in Afghanistan’

Dr Katherine Brown
President & CEO of Global Ties U.S
Georgetown University, USA
Assistant Professor


Wednesday 27 October, 2pm

'Afghan media: how one country’s journalists went from success story to running for their lives'

Amie Ferris-Rotman
Editor at the Fuller Project
Former Reuters senior correspondent in Afghanistan


Wednesday 03 November, 2pm 

‘Hegemony, Morality and Power: A Gramscian Theory of Public Diplomacy’

Dr Colin Alexander
Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Senior Lecturer


November 08-11 

International Journalism Week – separate programme of guest speakers


Wednesday 24 November, 2pm

Book interview: ‘War in 140 Characters: How Social Media is Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century’

David Patrikarakos
Writer and journalist
Poynter Fellow, Yale University


Postponed until semester 2

‘Engaging Citizens for Climate Change – Challenges for Journalism’

Dr Ester Appelgren
Södertörn University, Sweden
Associate Professor


Wednesday 08 December, 11am

‘Visualising Humanitarian Crises’

Prof. Roland Bleiker
University of Queensland, Australia
Professor of International Relations

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