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Janet Harris

BA (Warwick)

Position: PhD Student


Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 75688

Location: Room 1.24, Bute Building

Janet was approved for the award of PhD in 2012

PhD Research

To explore the dominant discourses in selected TV news and documentaries of the coverage of the military in Iraq 2003-2006

As a documentary embed with the army in Iraq both during the invasion and after, I will be examining television news and documentary coverage of the military and war from May 2003 to February 2006 looking at the changing discourses.  I would like to question whether the dominant discourses were the same or different in the two genres, and if so why.  As a documentary maker of many years I would consider myself to have been ‘embedded’ with many organisations, not just the army, and I hope to include these practical experiences and the techniques of documentary making in the debate on embedding in a conflict situation.

Supervisor: Professor Justin Lewis


MA Module ‘International News Production - documentary pathway’

Research Interests

War reporting and Propaganda, embedding, documentaries.