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

Our research seminars are being presented in a mix of hybrid, online and in-person formats. Please ensure you check the below programme before attending. 

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 You can also book onto the talks via eventbrite.

Tuesday 4 October, 4.15pm (hybrid event - online and in-person, LT09 in The Diamond)

Panel: 'Researching and Countering M/Disinformation'

Dr Dani Madrid-Morales
Dr Bina Ogbebor
Dr Ilya Yablokov
Dr Irini Katsirea

Moderator - Dr Dmitry Chernobov
all University of Sheffield

 Wednesday 19 October, 2pm (online)

Interview: 'Information at War: Journalism, Disinformation, and Modern Warfare'.

Prof. Philip Seib
Professor Emeritus of Journalism and Public Diplomacy
University of Southern California

Wednesday 26 October, 9am (online)

'Different Journalisms: Contexts and Cultures'

Prof Saba Bebawi
Head of Discipline for Journalism and Writing
University of Technology Sydney 

Wednesday 2 November, 2pm (in-person, Room G14, 9 Mappin Street) 

'Understanding Contemporary News Audiences through Studying News Avoiders'

Dr. Benjamin Toff

Senior Research Fellow
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford

Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota

Wednesday 23 November, 2pm (in-person, Room G14, 9 Mappin Street)

Book Launch and discussion: 'Disinformation in the Global South'

Dr Dani Madrid-Morales
Lecturer in Journalism
University of Sheffield, and

Peter Cunliffe-Jones
Course Director
University of Westminster

Wednesday 30 November, 2pm (in-person, Room G14, 9 Mappin Street)

'Breaching BBC Impartiality Rules: Journalistic Codes, Institutional Networks, and Social Media'

Dr María Luengo Cruz

Associate Professor
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Visiting Professor
University of Sheffield 

Wednesday 7 December, 2pm (in-person, Room G14, 9 Mappin Street)

'Local 'fixers' in conflict reporting: Emotional labour and the ethics of transnational collaboration'

Dr Johana Kotisova

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow
University of Amsterdam 

Wednesday 14 December, 2pm (online)

Book Launch: 'Data for Journalism'

Dr Jingrong Tong

Senior Lecturer
University of Sheffield

2021/22 Seminars 

Flagship institutes

The University’s four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.