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Professor Justin Lewis

Professor Justin Lewis

Position: Professor of Communication
Dean of Research for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Blog: JOMEC @ Cardiff University

Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 76341

Location: Room 0.63B, Bute Building



Justin Lewis is Professor of Communication at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, and Dean of Research for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

He has written widely about media, culture and politics. His books, since 2000, include Constructing Public Opinion (New York: Columbia University Press, 2001), Citizens or Consumers: What the media tell us about political participation (Open University Press, 2005), Shoot First and Ask Questions Later: Media Coverage of the War in Iraq (Peter Lang, 2006), Climate Change and the Media (Peter Lang, 2009) and The world of 24 hour news (Peter Lang, 2010). His latest book is Beyond Consumer Capitalism: Media and the Limits to Imagination (Polity, 2013). He has also written books on media audiences, cultural policy and media and race.

Prof Justin Lewis at TEDxCardiff 2012 (YouTube)

Talks and Interviews

Research Interests

  • Consumerism, sustainability and media (the subject of his next book with Polity Press)
  • Media and Climate Change
  • Politics, journalism and public opinion
  • Media audiences


He teaches an undergraduate module in the History of Mass Communication and Culture, and lectures across most of the Diploma, Masters and PhD programmes.

Sample of short articles