Professor Justin Lewis
Professor of Communication
Justin Lewis is Professor of Communication at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. He is Director of Clwstwr Creadigol, an AHRC funded R&D inovation centre for the Screen and news sectors.
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) and The world of 24 hour news (Peter Lang, 2010). His latest book is 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.
Prof Justin Lewis at TEDxCardiff 2012 (YouTube)
Sample of short articles
- Open Democracy article on the politics of advertising
- Open Democracy article – pre the phone-hacking scandal - addressing why we should be concerned about Sky
- Open Democracy article on securing a more plural, diverse media
- Guardian article on public opinion and the war in Iraq
- Guardian article on media bias and the war in Iraq
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