Journalism Research

Journalism at Lincoln boasts some of the country’s top academics for the quality and quantity of their publications. Our staff use their ever increasing knowledge to inform and expand the teaching of our students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

Professor Jane Chapman's work is recognised worldwide. As well as authoring over ten books, she has won a best research article award from Emerald Publishing and acts as an AHRC consultant for the BBC’s First World War Centenary programming set for 2014.  She has given talks for the AHRC, for Macquarie University here and here, for the world reknowned TED and BBC Radio 4 online. She is also co-author of Journalism Today: A Themed History (Blackwell-Wiley, 2010) and heads up the Comics and the World Wars research group, a timely project as it takes place around the time of the centenary of World War I.

Professor Richard Lance Keeble was joint editor of Peace Journalism, War and Conflict Resolution (Peter Laing, New York, 2010) with Professor John Tulloch and former PhD student Florian Zollmann. Professors Tulloch and Keeble also edited another unique collection focusing on international journalism and literature, 'Global Literary Journalism,' (Peter Laing, New York, 2012).

Professor Richard Keeble has written and edited 20 books. His Newspapers Handbook (Routledge, now in its fourth edition) is regarded as the seminal textbook on reporting skills. 

Dr Ola Ogunyemi, convenor of the Media of Diaspora Research Group, has published widely on issues relating to the journalism practices of the media for the African Diasporas in the UK. He welcomes PhD research enquiries relating to these areas of interest.

All staff have a background in journalism and many continue to be working journalists today. A majority of research by staff in the school was ranked as internationally outstanding in the 2008 official Research Assessment Exercise, which rated 70% of work in the top 3* and 4* grades.


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