Professor Jackie HarrisonProfessor Jackie Harrison

Head of department
Professor of Public Communication
UNESCO Chair on Media Freedom, Journalism Safety and the Issue of Impunity

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 2509
Twitter: @JackieHarrison6

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Amos M, Harrison J & Woods L (2012) Freedom of Expression and the Media: the application of legal standards to journalistic practice. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.

Harrison J (2000) Terrestrial TV News in Britain: The Culture of Production. Manchester: Manchester University Press

Harrison JL & Wessels B (2009) Mediating Europe: Mass media in contemporary European culture. New York: Berghahn.

Harrison J & Woods L (2007) European broadcasting law and policy.

Harrison, J (2006) News. London: Routledge

Gunter B, Harrison J & Wykes M (2003) Violence on television: Distribution, form, context, and themes.

Gunter B & Harrison J (1998) Violence on television: An analysis of amount, nature, location and origin of violence in British programmes. Routledge.

Journal articles

Pukallus S & Harrison J (forthcoming 2018) The Politics of Impunity: a study of journalists’ experiential accounts of impunity in Bulgaria, Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Mexico and Pakistan. Journalism.

Harrison JL & Pukallus S (2015) The European Community's Public Communication Policy 1951-1967. Contemporary European History, 24(2), 233-251.

Crossley J & Harrison J (2015) Atheism, Christianity and the British Press: Press Coverage of Pope Benedict XVI’s 2010 State Visit to the UK. Implicit Religion, 18(1), 77-105.

Harrison J (2013) The democratic value of news: Why public service media matter. BRITISH POLITICS, 8(3), 383-384.

Harrison JL (2013) The mediation of the distinction of “religion” and “politics” by the UK press on the occasion of Pope Benedict XVI’s state visit to the UK. Political Theology.

Chan P, Dipper A, Kelsey P & Harrison J (2010) Newspaper reporting of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and 'the dirty hospital'.. J Hosp Infect, 75(4), 318-322.


Harrison J (2009) Digital Britain: Civil aims and the BBC. Communications Law, 14(4), 112-117.

Harrison J (2008) Ofcom, local TV and public purpose. Communications Law, 13(1), 3-8.


Harrison J & Wessels B (2005) A new public service communication environment? Public service broadcasting values in the reconfiguring media. NEW MEDIA SOC, 7(6), 834-853.

García Avilés JA, León B, Sanders K & Harrison J (2004) Journalists at digital television newsrooms in Britain and Spain: workflow and multi‐skilling in a competitive environment. Journalism Studies, 5(1), 87-100.

Harrison J & Woods LM (2001) Defining European public service broadcasting. EUR J COMMUN, 16(4), 477-504.

Harrison J & Woods L (2000) European citizenship: Can audio-visual policy make a difference?. J COMMON MARK STUD, 38(3), 471-495.

Gunter B, Harrison J, Arundel J & Osborn R (1999) Female victimization on television: Extent, nature and context of on-screen portrayals. Communications, 24(4), 387-405.

Gunter B & Harrison J (1997) Violence in children's programmes on British television. Children Society, 11(3), 143-156.

Gunter B & Harrison J (1996) Violence on television: The varying impressions given by different quantitative indicators. Communications, 21(4), 385-406.


Pukallus S & Harrison J (2015) If media freedom and media pluralism are fundamental values in the European Union why doesn't the European Union do anything to ensure their application?, Comparative Perspectives on the Fundamental Freedom of Expression (pp. 368-387).

Harrison J (2013) European social purpose and public service communication, Mapping the European Public Sphere: Institutions, Media and Civil Society (pp. 99-113).

Harrison J (2013) News media, The Media: An Introduction, Third Edition (pp. 246-257).

Harrison JL (2011) Gatekeeping and News Selection as Symbolic Mediation In Allan S (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism (pp. 191-201). London: Routledge.

Harrison J (2010) The development of a European Civil Society through EU public service communication In Papathanassopoulos, S & Negrine, R (Ed.), Communications Policy: Theories and Issues (pp. 81-96). Palgrave Macmillan

Harrison JL (2010) European Social Purpose and Public Service Communication In Cristiano Bee EB & Bozzini E (Ed.), Mapping the European Public Sphere: institutions, media and civil society (pp. 99-116). Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Ltd..

Harrison J (2009) Introduction: Mediating Europe and the public sphere In Harrison J & Wessels B (Ed.), Mediating Europe: New Media, Mass Communications, and the European Public Sphere (pp. 1-24). Berghahn Books

Harrison J (2008) Exploring news values: The ideal and the real, Broadcast Journalism: A Critical Introduction (pp. 59-68).

Cole P (2008) Compacts, Pulling Newspapers: Apart Analysing Print Journalism (pp. 174-182).

Harrison J, Sanders K, Holtz-Bacha C, Díaz RR, Görpe S, Ghanem S & Ugochukwu C (2007) Women and the news: Europe, Egypt and the Middle East, and Africa, Women, Men and News: Divided and Disconnected in the News Media Landscape (pp. 193-232).

Conference proceedings papers

Jiang Y, Song X, Harrison J, QUegan S & Maynard DG (2017) Comparing Attitudes to Climate Change in the Media using sentiment analysis based on Latent Dirichlet Allocation.. Proc. of EMNLP Workshop "Natural Language Meets Journalism"

Edited books

Harrison J & Wessels B (Ed.) (2009) Mediating Europe: New media, mass communications and the European public sphere. Berghahn Books.