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Dr Verica Rupar

Dr Verica Rupar

Position: Lecturer


Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 75461

Location: Room 0.61a, Bute Building


Dr Verica Rupar left the school January 2013, she can be contacted at AUT University


Verica Rupar’s teaching and research interests are in comparative journalism studies. She has researched and written on the epistemology of journalism, journalism in transition countries, the development of journalism form and style in historical contexts, excellence in journalism, media and diversity, inclusive journalism and on the intersections between journalism, politics, culture and society.

Her publications include Journalism and meaning-making (Hampton Press, 2010), Scooped: Politics and power of journalism in Aoteraoa New Zealand (co-edited with Sean Phelan and martin Hirst, AUT Media 2012), Reporting on ethnicity (European Commission 2012) and Reporting religion (European Commission 2012).

Verica is one of the editors of the upcoming JOMEC Journal and is editorial board member ofJournal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies and Journalism Education.


Verica is an academic leader for the research part of the European Commission funded project “Ethical Journalism Initiative: A Campaign to fight racism and discrimination through freedom of expression and the highest professional standards of journalism”.

The project focuses on journalistic sector of media to identify the ways journalists in Denmark, Slovakia, Lithuania, Italy, the UK, Hungary, Greece, France and Germany approach and report on ethnicity and religion in the light of the European Union framework for the protection of fundamental rights.

It is a joint project of the International Federation of JournalistsArticle 19 and Media Diversity Institute. Ethical Journalism Initiative website


  • Information Gathering and Analysis I
  • Information Gathering and Analysis II
  • Great Journalists
  • Political Communication