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Sociology

News and Events

Guest Speakers

The Department of Sociology and the Jeremy Tunstall Global Media Research Centre in particular regularly invite speakers from within the industry. With past speakers coming from companies such as CNBC, Eurosport, FremantleMedia and regulatory agencies such as OFCOM, the academia (recent speakers Robert Picard, Cees Hamelink, Daya Thussu, Peter Kingstone, Haim Bresheeth and Patrick Barwise), as well as journalism (Ivor Gaber, Nicholas Jones). These well-attended talks are primarily addressed to our MA and PhD students, but are open to all.

Jeremy Tunstall Global Media research seminar series for the 2017/18 academic term

All seminars will be held in room D427, 4-6pm

DateSpeakerTitle
11 October 2017 Professor Jane Singer, Director of Research, Journalism Department ‘Fact-Checkers as Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs: Readers, Remits and Resources for a New Form of Watchdog Journalism’
8 November 2017Eylem Yanardagoglu, Associate Professor, New Media Department, KIadir Has University'Transnationalisation of Turkish Television Series: Dynamics of Distribution Production  and Consumption'
6 December 2017Dr. Marco Bastos'Brexit Botnet and the Strategic Deployment of Twitterbots'
14 February 2018Professor Jean ChalabyDisintermediation versus vertical disintegration: Outsourcing in the TV industry
2 May 2018Dr. Dan Mercea'Movement Social Learning on Twitter: the case of the People's Assembly'
6 June 2018Professor Petros Iosifidis, Dr. Carolina Matos and Dr. Michael SakerOnline journalism, democracy and activism

Conference organisation

C. Matos has organised the following recent conferences:

P. Iosifidis has organised the following recent conferences:

  • Global Media and Communication, December 2013. The conference was accompanied with launch of the Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business Series
  • Public Service Broadcasting in the Era of Austerity with Jean Chalaby, June 2013
  • The Public Sphere and Social Networks, September 2012
  • Global Media Policy, September 2011. The conference was accompanied with the launch of the research monograph Global Media and Communication Policy
  • The Public Sphere and Public Service Communications, April 2010. The conference was accompanied with the launch of the edited book Reinventing Public Service Communication: European Broadcasters and Beyond
  • Digital Economy and Social Inclusion, EPSRC-funded, March 2009

In 2010 D. Mercea was programme chair of the Information, Communication & Society (iCS) symposium Networking Democracy: New Media Innovations in Participatory Politics. The event was hosted by the BabeÅŸ-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and co-organised by the Department of Sociology, University of York, UK and the Faculty of European Studies at the BabeÅŸ-Bolyai University.

Journals and Book Series

An international journal and a Book Series support the Centre's activities.

  • The International Journal of Digital Television (Intellect), edited by P. Iosifidis, publishes comparative and interdisciplinary work on a wide range of topics such as  switching off analogue TV, the challenge of exploiting digital television's convergence with the Internet and telecommunications, broadcasting's audience in the digital age, the future of public service television in an all-digital environment.
  • The Palgrave Media Policy and Business Book Series,  co-edited by P. Iosifidis, J. Steemers and G. Sussman, examines the wider social, political, economic and technological changes arising from the globalisation of the media and communications industries and assesses their impact on matters of business practice, regulation and policy.