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.

A student asking a question at the BBC Careers talk.

If you'd like to suggest a speaker for a future CMJ seminar, please email the seminar series coordinator Dr Dmitry Chernobrov at

Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic our research seminars are currently taking place online. Please see below for details of the semester 2 programme for 2020-21. All times are UK time.

Semester 2 programme

Wednesday 10 February, 10am

Seeking Cultural Relevance: The 'culture peg' and the 'culture link' in international news reporting

Dr Miki Tanikawa
Associate Professor
Akita International University, Japan

Training the Humanitarian Eye: Missionary Print Culture’s Gendered Perspectives on Truth and Duty in the Congo, 1889-1906

Prof Heide Fehrenbach
Distinguished Professor of History
Northern Illinois University, USA

This seminar, which was originally scheduled for Wednesday 3 March, has had to be postponed. We hope to reschedule the event for later in the semester and will post details here when this is confirmed.

Wednesday 10 March, 2pm

Methodology talk: ‘Measuring Framing Effects’

Prof Sophie Lecheler
Professor of Political Communication
University of Vienna, Austria

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Wednesday 21 April, 4pm

Book interview: ‘Experiencing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Children, Peace Communication and Socialization’

Dr Yael Warshel
Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Founding Director of Children, Media and Conflict Zones Lab

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Wednesday 5 May, 2pm

Worlds of Journalism: Journalistic Cultures Around the Globe

Prof Thomas Hanitzsch
Chair and Professor of Communication
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

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Wednesday 19 May, 2pm

Social Media and Conflict in Africa

Prof Nicole Stremlau
University of Oxford; University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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