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We are committed to undertaking research that engages with contemporary issues across journalism, the media and communications both theoretically and practically.

Our research was ranked 2nd in the UK for quality and impact in the UK government's latest assessment of research.

A key strength of our research environment is the dialogue between research and practice-based staff which helps us to deliver impactful research outcomes in terms of practice and policy in the wider world.

Our research is organised into three over-lapping clusters

  • Journalism and Democracy
  • Media, Culture and Creativity
  • Digital Media and Society.

These form the basis for collaborations, capacity-building and impact activities.

They contribute to a lively research environment through research seminars and talks, conferences and new grant awards.