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Dr Mike Berry Bsc (Bath) PhD (Glasgow)

Dr Mike Berry

Bsc (Bath) PhD (Glasgow)

Senior Lecturer

School of Journalism, Media and Culture

+44 (0)29 208 70630
Two Central Square, Central Square, Cardiff, CF10 1FS
Media commentator
Available for postgraduate supervision

Dr Mike Berry is a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.

After completing my Bsc at Bath I spent two years working as a researcher at the University of California Santa Barbara on a major research project funded by the American cable television industry. I then completed a PhD at the University of Glasgow where I  worked with members of the Glasgow Media Group.

Following that I was employed as a researcher on an ESRC project examining the framing of security threats in Russia, the United States and Britain before taking up a lectureship in late 2006 at the University of Nottingham.

Since 2012 I have been a member of academic staff at JOMEC.










Mike Berry’s research interests are focused around the question of how the mass media affects public knowledge and understanding .

His research is especially concerned with examining the social, political, economic and cultural contexts in which messages are produced and received.

His recent publications include More Bad News from Israel (Pluto, 2011), and Terrorism, Elections and Democracy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). He is currently completing research looking at media coverage and public understanding of the financial crisis.

  • Political Communication
  • War and Peace Reporting
  • Financial Journalism
  • Propaganda and Public Relations
  • Crime News
  • Reception Theory

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas:

  • Economic and financial journalism
  • Conflict reporting
  • Public understanding of social and political issues.
  • Political communication
  • The reception of broadcast and digital news.