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Professor Justin Lewis

Professor Justin Lewis

Professor of Communication

School of Journalism, Media and Culture

Email
lewisj2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 208 76341
Campuses
Two Central Square, Central Square, Cardiff, CF10 1FS
Comment
Media commentator

Overview

Justin Lewis is Professor of Communication and Creative Industries at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Culture.

Professor Lewis is Director of Clwstwr, an AHRC and Welsh Governemnt funded R&D innovation centre for the Screen and News sectors. He is also Director of media.cymru, a £50 million, 23 partner consortium, funded by UKRI, Cardiff Capital Region and Welsh Government, designed to boost inclusive and sustainable media sector innovation in Wales.

During his time as Head of School and Dean of Research he established the Centre for Community Journalism and Creative Cardiff. From 2019 to to 2022, he Chaired the UK Research Excellence Framework Panel on Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management.

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), The world of 24 hour news (Peter Lang, 2010) and 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.

He is Chief Field Editor for Frontiers in Communication, a global Open Acess publisher, and has written journal articles for a wide range of academic journals including: Nature Reviews Immunology, Journalism, Journalism Studies, PLoS ONE, Communication and Medicine, the International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Sustainability, the European Journal of Communication, the European Journal of Cultural Studies, the Journal of Communication, Media, Culture and Society, the International Journal of Cultural Studies, Critical Studies in Mass Communication, Journalism Practice, Digital Journalism, Media, War and Conflict, Television and New Media, the Journal of Narratives and Life Stories, Il Passaggio, Amercian Quarterly, Theory, Culture and Society, Screen Education and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the US.

Clwstwr video

Prof Justin Lewis at TEDxCardiff 2012

BBC Trust research

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Teaching

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

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

Supervision

Past projects