City’s Department of Journalism is an internationally distinguished, research-driven environment for the study and practice of journalism.
Our team is focused on achieving excellent results in REF 2021, the next assessment of research excellence in UK universities.
Our academics conduct research into many aspects of journalism including reporting on humanitarian, science, crime, intelligence, international reporting, investigative journalism and the impact of gender, diversity, conflict reporting, freedom of information, media accountability and transparency, innovation on journalism.
The department is currently ranked in the top twenty in the UK, and seventh for research power (a measure based on both research quality and research volume), according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Of research submitted to the REF 2014, 77% was judged to be either 'world leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*).
Within this figure, fully 100% of our research impact was considered 'outstanding' (4*) or 'very considerable' (3*), a success rate that places the department in the top 12 in the UK for impact.
The department's emphasis on providing a world-class setting for staff and students to carry out research also was reflected in the overall Grade Point Average (GPA) in the 'environment' category, with 90% of our submission judged to be 'world leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*).
Research Centres and Clusters
Research within the Department of Journalism is structured into four areas:
Gender and diversity issues in journalism, including related matters of policy and practice (Franks, Howell, Blumell and Lonsdale)
International journalism, including humanitarian news and coverage of conflict (Tasiu, Bunce, Cooper, Franks, Harb, Rodgers and Tumber)
Journalism in the public interest, including policy and practice related to investigative journalism, freedom of information and other regulatory issues, and journalism ethics (Brooke, Felle, Harb, Lashmar, Singer and Tumber)
New and emerging journalism, including innovative forms, models and production methods (Felle, Hewett, Singer, Porlezza and Thurman)
Academic staff and graduate students continue to build on their REF 2014 success with a steady stream of high-quality outputs across all five clusters, including:
- books and book chapters
- articles in top-tier academic journals
- international conference presentations
- workshops and symposia
- delivery of parliamentary evidence.