School leads the way for media coverage
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Professor Richard Tait speaking to the media at the Tomorrows' Journalists conference
A new report has highlighted the degree to which the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies’ research, knowledge and expertise is in demand by the media.
Despite being one of the University's smaller schools a Cardiff University report has found the volume of media coverage received by the School, which includes expert commentary on topical issues and references to research and teaching, was second only to the School of Medicine, which by comparison has 13 times the number of academic staff.
The report also showed the School accounted for nearly 50% of the total media coverage received by the University’s six humanities schools in 2011.
The report is a significant reminder for future students when deciding where the best place for them to study might be.
Head of School Professor Justin Lewis said, "Students want to know their chosen institution is at the cutting edge of research in its field and the wider world listens to what it has to say.
"The last RAE report classed 45% of our research as world-leading and in total 95% of our research as having international significance. While this report is on a much smaller scale, it’s still very good news that the School’s work continues to be in such demand."