At the core of our research is a commitment to deliver high-quality work which engages with contemporary academic/social/political debates. Recent work has addressed: citizen journalism, global crises, climate change, racism, ‘right to die’ debates and the challenges facing the media industries and civil society.
Our core research groups 'Digital Media and Society', 'Journalism Studies', 'Mediatized Conflict', 'Race, Representation and Cultural Politics' and 'Risk, Science, Health and the Media' are complemented by cross-disciplinary and cross-sector collaborations such as the (Re)Constructing Multiculturalism network and the Chronic Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre.
'Fans on Foot' - Developing jewellery to alert TV series fans to nearby hot spots and guide them to significant film locations
The school regularly holds and hosts local, national and international conferences around the school’s journals and key research themes. Examples include the biennial Future of Journalism Conference (2013), Community Journalism Conference (2013), Dis-Placing the East/West Binary Symposium (2012), Mapping the Magazine 3 (2011), the ESRC Conference - Black and Ethnic Minorities and the Media (2011), Cultural Translation (2009) and the MECSSA conference in 2008.
The next conference will be the Meaning of Migration Conference 2014.
The Research Seminar Series is an exciting opportunity to find out more about the cutting-edge work going on within JOMEC, the University and the world outside.
The school produces and co-edits several respected international journals. Here are our latest editions.
The fourth edition of JOMEC Journal is guest edited by Mervi Pantti, with articles under the theme Image/Protest.
The last issue of Digital Journalism of 2013 starts with the essay '#JOURNALISM -
Reconfiguring journalism research about Twitter, one tweet at a time' by Alfred Hermida.
This issue of Journalism Studies opens with the essay Agenda Diversity and Agenda Setting From 1956 to 2004 - What are the trends over time? by Yue Tan & David H. Weaver