Research and Publications


The Centre is involved in a network entitled 'Capturing Change in Journalism: Shifting Role Perceptions at the Turn of the 20th and 21st Centuries'. This network, which is funded by the British AHRC and the Dutch NWO, is run by the Journalism Studies departments of the Universities of Groningen and Sheffield.

For further details, please contact Professor Martin Conboy:

Recent Publications

Martin Conboy, (2017) ‘Janus and the journalists: discussions of British journalism 1880-1900’. J. Steel and M. Broersma (eds.) Redefining Journalism in the Era of the Mass Press, 1880-1920. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 31-43.

John Steel, (2017) “‘Disruption’ in UK journalism education? A study of narratives of resilience”, Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies (forthcoming)

John Steel, (2017) “Liberal’ Reform and Normativity in Media Analysis”, in A. Abraham-Hamanoiel; D. Freedman; G. Khiabany; K. Nash & J. Petley (eds.) Liberalism in Neo-liberal Times, London: Goldsmiths University Press, (in press)

Scott Eldridge II, & John Steel, (2016) “Normative Expectations: Co-production as a mode of assessing journalism’s normative claims”, Journalism Studies, 17(7), pp. 817-826

John Steel, (2016) ‘Reappraising Journalism’s Normative Foundations’, in M. Broersma & C. Peters (eds.) Rethinking Journalism Revisited, London: Routledge, pp. 35-48

John Steel & Marcel Broersma (eds.), Redefining Journalism in the Era of the Mass Press 1880-1920, (Routlege, Taylor & Francis, 2016)

Adrian Bingham, “Peace and Future Cannon Fodder”? Journalism and the Great War after 1918’, special issue of Journalism Studies, 17/4 (2016)

Martin Conboy, (2016) ‘Residual radicalism as a popular commercial strategy: beginnings and endings’. L. Brake, C. Kaul and M.W. Turner (eds.) The News of the World and the British Press, 1843-2011: ‘Journalism for the Rich, Journalism for the Poor’. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 117-134.

Martin Conboy and Minyao Tang, (2016) ‘Core Blighty? Metaphors in the British Journalism Review 2011-2014.' Journalism Studies.

Martin Conboy, (2015) ‘Journalism Studies and “The Crisis in Journalism” ’. K. Rafter and O’Brien, M. (eds.) The State in Transition: Essays in Honour of John Horgan. New Island Books: Dublin. 28-52

Martin Conboy, (2015) “It is Nobbut (Only) an Oligarchy that Calls Itself a ‘We’”: Perceptions of Journalism and Journalists in Britain 1880-1900. Journalism Studies Published online first DOI: 10.1080/1461670X.2015.1017409

Adrian Bingham, “Gross interference with the course of justice”: The News of the World and the Moors Murder trial’, in Laurel Brake, Chandrika Kaul and Mark W. Turner (eds), ‘Journalism for the Rich, Journalism for the Poor’: The News of the World and the British Press, 1843-2011 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

Adrian Bingham and Martin Conboy, ‘Journalism and History: Dialogues’, special issue of Media History, 19/1 (Feb. 2013)

Adrian Bingham, ‘“The Monster”? The British Popular Press and Nuclear Culture, 1945- early 1960s’, British Journal of the History of Science, 45/4 (2012), pp. 609-624

Adrian Bingham, ‘Ignoring the first draft of history? Searching for the press in studies of twentieth-century Britain’, Media History, 18/3-4 (2012), pp. 311-326.

Adrian Bingham, ‘Problem pages and British sexual culture, c. 1930s to 1970s’, Media History, 18/1 (2012), pp. 51-63.

Adrian Bingham, ‘Reading Newspapers: Cultural Histories of the Popular Press in Modern Britain', History Compass, 10/2 (2012)

Adrian Bingham, ‘The “K-Bomb”: social surveys, the popular press and British sexual culture in the 1940s and 1950s’. Journal of British Studies, 50/1 (2011), pp. 156-179.

Adrian Bingham, ‘The Digitization of Newspaper Archives: Opportunities and Challenges for Historians’, Twentieth Century British History, 21/2 (2010), pp. 225-31.

Martin Conboy, The Language of Newspapers: Socio-Historical Perspectives (Continuum, 2010)

Adrian Bingham and Martin Conboy, ‘The Daily Mirror and the Development of a Language of Popular Appeal 1936-1939: A People’s War and A People’s paper?’, Journalism Studies, 10/5 (2009), pp. 639-54.

Adrian Bingham, Family Newspapers: Sex, Private Life, and the British Popular Press, 1918-1978 (Oxford University Press, 2009)

Martin Conboy and John Steel, “The Future of Newspapers: Historical Perspectives”, Journalism Studies, 9/5 (2008), pp. 650-661