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Professor Howard Tumber

Professor - Journalism & Director of Research

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Journalism

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City, University of London
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Overview

Professor Tumber is Director of Research for City's Graduate School of Journalism, and Co-director of the Centre for Law, Justice & Journalism.

Previously he was Dean of the School of Arts and Social Sciences in 2011-2012; Dean of the School of Arts in 2008-2009; Dean of the School of Social Sciences from 1999-2004; and Head of Sociology from 1996-1999.

He has published widely in the field of the sociology of news and journalism and is the author, co-author/editor of eight books including: Critical Concepts in Journalism (4 vols 2008); Journalists under Fire (2006); Media at War: the Iraq Crisis (2004); Media Power, Policies and Professionals (2000); News: A Reader (1999); Reporting Crime - The Media Politics of Criminal Justice (1994); Journalists at War (1988); Television and Riots (1982).

Professor Tumber is a founder and co-editor of the academic journal Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism. His recent work concerns the role of journalists and the reporting of international conflict.

Publications

Books (10)

  1. Tumber, H. and Waisbord, S.R. (2017). The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights. ISBN 978-1-138-66554-5.
  2. Tumber, H. (2008). Journalism: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies (4 volumes). Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-38087-4.
  3. Tumber, H. and Webster, F. (2006). Journalists under fire. Sage Publications Ltd. ISBN 978-1-4129-2407-8.
  4. Tumber, H. and Palmer, J. (2004). Media at war. Sage Publications Ltd. ISBN 978-1-4129-0181-9.
  5. Tumber, H. and Palmer, J. (2004). Media at war: The Iraq crisis. ISBN 978-1-4462-1166-3.
  6. Tumber, H. (2000). Media power, professionals, and policies. Psychology Press. ISBN 978-0-415-19669-7.
  7. Tumber, H. (1999). News: a Reader. Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-874231-9.
  8. Schlesinger, P. and Tumber, H. (1994). Reporting Crime: The Media Politics of Criminal Justice. Oxford University Press, USA.
  9. Morrison, D.E. and Tumber, H. (1988). Journalists at war. Sage Pubns. ISBN 978-0-8039-8058-7.
  10. Tumber, H. and Britain, B.R.U.G. (1982). Television and the riots.

Chapters (37)

  1. Tumber, H. and Waisbord, S. (2017). The Media and Human Rights: Mapping the Field. In Tumber, H. and Waisbord, S. (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights Abingdon: Routledge.
  2. Tumber, H. (2015). Journalism and the Invasion of Grenada Thirty Years On. In Lewis, P., Williams, G. and Clegg, P. (Eds.), Grenada Revolution and Invasion University of the West Indies Press. ISBN 978-976-640-555-7.
  3. Bromley, M., Tumber, H. and Fritsch, J. (2014). Foreign correspondents in the UK London: A city 'bathed in light'. Mapping Foreign Correspondence in Europe (pp. 281–296). ISBN 978-1-317-95027-1.
  4. Tumber, H. (2014). Back to the Future? The Sociology of News and Journalism from Black and White to the Digital Age. In Waisbord, S. (Ed.), Media Sociology A Reappraisal Polity. ISBN 978-0-7456-7055-3.
  5. Tumber, H. (2013). The Role of the Journalist in reporting International Conflicts. In Ward, S.J.A. (Ed.), Global Media Ethics Problems and Perspectives John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-4051-8391-8.
  6. Tumber, H. (2011). Reporting under Fire: The physical safety and emotional welfare of
    journalists.
    In Zelizer, B. and Allan, S. (Eds.), Journalism After September 11 (pp. 247–262). Routledge. ISBN 978-1-136-73984-2.
  7. Tumber, H. (2011). London rules - the myth of a national media. In Hutchison, D. and O'Donnell, H. (Eds.), Centres and Peripheries Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4438-2671-6.
  8. Tumber, H. (2009). Journalists and War Crimes. In Allan, S. (Ed.), The Routledge companion to news and journalism Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-0-415-46529-8.
  9. Tumber, H. (2008). Covering War and Peace. In Wahl-Jorgensen, K. and Hanitzsch, T. (Eds.), The handbook of journalism studies ISBN 978-0-8058-6343-7.
  10. Tumber, H. (2007). The Media and International Conflict: Theoretical Overview. In Nossek, H., Sreberny, A. and Sonwalkar, P. (Eds.), Media and political violence Hampton Pr.
  11. Tumber, H. and Webster, F. (2007). Globalization and Information and Communications
    Technologies: The Case of War.
    In Ritzer, G. (Ed.), The Blackwell companion to globalization Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-4051-3274-9.
  12. Tumber, H. and Webster, F. (2007). Information War: Encountering a Chaotic Information
    Environment.
    In Maltby, S. and Keeble, R. (Eds.), Communicating War Abramis.
  13. Tumber, H. and Prentoulis, M. (2005). Journalism and the Making of a Profession. In Burgh, H.D. (Ed.), Making journalists Psychology Press. ISBN 978-0-415-31501-2.
  14. Tumber, H. (2005). Journalism and the war in Iraq. In Allan, S. (Ed.), Journalism: critical
    issues
    Open Univ Pr. ISBN 978-0-335-21475-4.
  15. Tumber, H. (2004). Prisoners of News Values? : Journalists, professionalism, and
    identification in times of war.
    In Allan, S. and Zelizer, B. (Eds.), Reporting War: journalism in
    wartime
    Psychology Press. ISBN 978-0-415-33998-8.
  16. Tumber, H. and Prentoulis, M. (2003). Journalists under Fire: Subcultures, Objectivity and
    Emotional Literacy.
    In Thussu, D.K. and Freedman, D. (Eds.), War and the media Sage Publications Ltd. ISBN 978-0-7619-4313-6.
  17. Tumber, H. and Prentoulis, M. (2003). Freedom of the Press in Western Europe. In Johnston, D.H. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications, Four-Volume Set Academic Press. ISBN 978-0-12-387670-6.
  18. Tumber, H. (2002). Reporting under Fire: The physical safety and emotional welfare of
    journalists.
    In Zelizer, B. and Allan, S. (Eds.), Journalism after September 11 Psychology Press. ISBN 978-0-415-28800-2.
  19. Tumber, H. (2002). Sources, the media and the reporting of conflict. In Gilboa, E. (Ed.), Media and conflict Transnational Pub Inc. ISBN 978-1-57105-276-6.
  20. Tumber, H. (2001). 10pm and All That: Issues in UK Television News. In Bromley, M. (Ed.), No news is bad news Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd. ISBN 978-0-582-41833-2.
  21. Tumber, H. (2001). Democracy in the Information Age: The Role of the Fourth Estate in Cyberspace. In Webster, F. (Ed.), Culture and politics in the information age Psychology Press. ISBN 978-0-415-24636-1.
  22. Tumber, H. (2001). Public Relations in Media: The International. In Smelser, N.J. and Baltes, P.B. (Eds.), International encyclopedia of the social & behavioural sciences (p. 68). ISBN 978-0-08-043076-8.
  23. Tumber, H. (2000). Academic at Work. In Tumber, H. (Ed.), Media power, professionals, and policies Psychology Press. ISBN 978-0-415-19668-0.
  24. Tumber, H. (1999). Objectivity and Ideology of News – Introduction to part V. In Tumber, H. (Ed.), News: a Reader Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-874231-9.
  25. Tumber, H. (1999). Sources of News – Introduction to part IV. In Tumber, H. (Ed.), News: a Reader Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-874231-9.
  26. Tumber, H. (1999). Economics of News – Introduction to part III. In Tumber, H. (Ed.), News: a Reader Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-874231-9.
  27. Tumber, H. (1999). Production of News – Introduction to part II. In Tumber, H. (Ed.), News: a Reader Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-874231-9.
  28. Tumber, H. (1999). Definitions of News – Introduction to part I. In Tumber, H. (Ed.), News: a Reader Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-874231-9.
  29. Tumber, H. (1999). Introduction. In Tumber, H. (Ed.), News: a Reader Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-874231-9.
  30. Schlesinger, P. and Tumber, H. (1996). Television, police and audience. In Corner, J. and Harvey, S. (Eds.), Television times A Hodder Arnold Publication. ISBN 978-0-340-65233-6.
  31. Tumber, H. (1995). 'Selling Scandal'. In Ericson, R.V. (Ed.), Crime and the media Dartmouth Pub Co.
  32. Schlesinger, P., Tumber, H. and Murdock, G. (1995). The Media Politics of Crime and Criminal Justice. In Ericson, R.V. (Ed.), Crime and the media Dartmouth Pub Co.
  33. Tumber, H. and Morrison, D. (1995). Journalists at War (introduction). In Boyd-Barrett, O. and Newbold, C. (Eds.), Approaches to media Bloomsbury USA. ISBN 978-0-340-65229-9.
  34. Morrison, D. and Tumber, H. (1994). Information, Knowledge and Journalistic Procedures. In Hamelink, C.J. and Linné, O. (Eds.), Mass communication research: On Problems and Policies Ablex Publishing Corporation. ISBN 978-0-89391-951-1.
  35. Schlesinger, P. and Tumber, H. (1992). Crime and Criminal Justice in the Media. In Downes, D.M. (Ed.), Unravelling criminal justice ISBN 978-0-333-54057-2.
  36. Tumber, H. (1986). Informal Control of Information. In Varis, T. (Ed.), Peace and Communication Costa Rica: Universidad Para La Paz.
  37. Tumber, H. and Morrison, D. (1984). The Government and the Media in times of Conflict,. In Barker, F. (Ed.), Confronting the Crisis University of Essex, Sociology of Literature Conference.

Internet Publication

  1. Tumber, H. and Ayton, P. (2014). Media bias and the Scottish referendum: BBC gets the blame as usual..

Journal Articles (43)

  1. Tumber, H. (2014). Journalism and the Invasion of Grenada 30 Years On: A Retrospective. Round Table, 103(1), pp. 55–64. doi:10.1080/00358533.2013.874163.
  2. Statham, P. and Tumber, H. (2013). Relating news analysis and public opinion: Applying a communications method as a 'tool' to aid interpretation of survey results. Journalism, 14(6), pp. 737–753. doi:10.1177/1464884913491044.
  3. Tumber, H. (2012). Business as Usual: Enough of Phone Hacking, Let’s Attack the BBC. Television & New Media .
  4. Tumber, H. (2012). Business as Usual: Enough of Phone Hacking, Let's Attack the BBC. TELEVISION & NEW MEDIA, 13(1), pp. 12–16. doi:10.1177/1527476411425510.
  5. Tumber, H. (2010). "On being a publisher" and other personal reminiscences. Television and New Media, 11(6), pp. 451–453. doi:10.1177/1527476410383055.
  6. Tumber, H. (2008). Journalists, War Crimes and International Justice. Media War and Conflict, 1(3) .
  7. Tumber, H. (2008). Editors introduction: Journalism: Critical Concepts. Media and Cultural Studies, four volumes, pp. 1–18.
  8. Tumber, H. (2006). Journalists at work - Revisited. JAVNOST-THE PUBLIC, 13(3), pp. 57–68.
  9. Tumber, H. and Webster, F. (2006). Information War and Journalistic Practices. Parliamentary Monitor, 1(143) .
  10. Tumber, H. (2006). The Fear of Living Dangerously: Journalists who report on Conflict. Journal of International Relations, 20(4) .
  11. Tumber, H. (2005). Do the study of journalism and the education of journalists matter? Gazette, 67(6), pp. 551–553.
  12. Prentoulis, M., Tumber, H. and Webster, F. (2005). Finding a Place: Women Reporters at War. Feminist Media Studies, 5(3), pp. 374–377.
  13. Tumber, H. and Waisbord, S.R. (2004). Political scandals and media across democracies, volume II. AMERICAN BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST, 47(9), pp. 1143–1152. doi:10.1177/0002764203262340.
  14. Tumber, H. and Waisbord, S. (2004). Political Scandals and Media Across Democracies, Volume 2. , 47(9) .
  15. Tumber, H. and Waisbord, S.R. (2004). Introduction - Political scandals and media across democracies, volume I. AMERICAN BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST, 47(8), pp. 1031–1039. doi:10.1177/0002764203262275.
  16. Tumber, H. (2004). Scandal and media in the United Kingdom - From Major to Blair. AMERICAN BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST, 47(8), pp. 1122–1137. doi:10.1177/0002764203262280.
  17. Tumber, H. and Waisbord, S. (2004). Political Scandals and Media Across Democracies, Volume 1. American Behavioral Scientist, 47(8) .
  18. Tumber, H., Bromley, M. and Zelizer, B. (2002). Historic and tragic events. Journalism – Theory, practice and criticism, 3(1), pp. 5–6.
  19. Tumber, H., Bromley, M. and Zelizer, B. (2001). Journalism education. Journalism – Theory, practice and criticism, 2(3), pp. 251–254.
  20. Ayton, P. and Tumber, H. (2001). The rise and fall of perceived bias at the BBC. Intermedia, 29(4), pp. 12–15.
  21. Tumber, H. and Ayton, P. (2001). Bias in Television News. Intermedia, 2(4), pp. 12–15.
  22. Tumber, H. (2001). Democracy in the Information Age: The Role of the Fourth Estate. Cyberspace, Information, Communication & Society, 4(1), pp. 95–112.
  23. Tumber, H., Bromley, M. and Zelizer, B. (2000). The Inter-dependence of Journalism. Journalism – Theory, practice and criticism, 1(2), pp. 123–124.
  24. Tumber, H., Bromley, M. and Zelizer, B. (2000). The Status of Journalism. Journalism – Theory, practice and criticism, 1(1), pp. 5–8.
  25. Tumber, H. and Bromley, M. (2000). Soundbites virtuais: comunicacao politica no ciberespaco in Nelson Traquina (Organizacao) Revista de comunicacao e linguagens. Journalismo Fevereiro de 2000, 27, pp. 327–342.
  26. Bromley, M., Tumber, H. and Zelizer B, (2000). Journalism and change. Journalism – Theory, practice and criticism, 3(3), pp. 251–252.
  27. Tumber, H. and Bromley, M. (1998). Virtual soundbites: political communication in cyberspace. MEDIA CULTURE & SOCIETY, 20(1), pp. 159–167. doi:10.1177/016344398020001009.
  28. Tumber, H. (1997). Bystander journalism or the journalism of attachment? INTER Media, 25(1) .
  29. Tumber, H. and Bromley, M. (1997). From Fleet Street to cyberspace: the British 'popular' press in the late twentieth century. European Journal of Communication Research, 22(3), pp. 365–378.
  30. Tumber, H. and Bromley, M. (1997). The First Cyberspace Election. British Journalism Review, 8(2), pp. 68–74.
  31. Tumber, H. (1996). Crimewatch UK’. Journal of The British Institute in Paris, No. 21, Printemps Franco British Studies, Numero Special, Justice et medias / Trial by Media .
  32. TUMBER, H. (1995). MARKETING MAASTRICHT - THE EU AND NEWS MANAGEMENT. MEDIA CULTURE & SOCIETY, 17(3), pp. 511–519. doi:10.1177/016344395017003010.
  33. Tumber, H. (1994). The Politics of Crime Reporting. INTER Media, 22(3 -June/July) .
  34. Tumber, H. and Schlesinger, P. (1994). Les origines de Crimewatch. Dossiers de L'audiovisuel, No 55 Mai Juin Institute National De L’Audiovisuel .
  35. Schlesinger, P. and Tumber, H. (1993). Fighting the war against crime: Television, police, and audience. British Journal of Criminology, 33(1), pp. 19–32.
  36. TUMBER, H. (1993). SELLING SCANDAL - BUSINESS AND THE MEDIA. MEDIA CULTURE & SOCIETY, 15(3), pp. 345–361. doi:10.1177/016344393015003002.
  37. TUMBER, H. (1993). REPRESENTING ORDER - CRIME, LAW, AND JUSTICE IN THE NEWS MEDIA - ERICKSON,RV, BARANEK,PM, CHAN,JBL. BRITISH JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY, 33(2), pp. 283–285.
  38. Tumber, H. and Schlesinger, P. (1993). Don't have nightmares, do sleep well! A look at Crimewatch UK, Criminal Justice Matters, No. 11, Spring .
  39. Tumber, H. (1993). Taming The Truth: Government Information Policy. British Journalism Review, 4(1) .
  40. Tumber, H. (1993). When the Media go to War, who is the first casualty? INTER Media, 21(2) .
  41. SCHLESINGER, P., TUMBER, H. and MURDOCK, G. (1991). THE MEDIA POLITICS OF CRIME AND CRIMINAL-JUSTICE. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 42(3), pp. 397–420. doi:10.2307/591187.
  42. TUMBER, H. (1991). NEGOTIATING CONTROL - A STUDY OF NEWS SOURCES - ERICSON,RV, BARANEK,PM, CHAN,JBL. BRITISH JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY, 31(4), pp. 442–444.
  43. MORRISON, D.E. and TUMBER, H. (1985). THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT - DATE-LINE LONDON. MEDIA CULTURE & SOCIETY, 7(4), pp. 445–470. doi:10.1177/016344385007004004.

Reports (9)

  1. Tumber, H. and Webster, F. (2005). Journalists under Fire: Information War and Journalistic
    Practices.
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  2. Tumber, H. and Bromley, M. (1997). Britain’s Ballot-British General Election Observation Visit..
  3. Schlesinger, P. and Tumber, H. (1989). Crime Law and Justice in the Media..
  4. Tumber, H. (1986). Public Attitudes towards Broadcasting..
  5. Tumber, H., Docherty, D., Morrison, D. and Stewart, O. (1985). The Audience for Community Radio in London..
  6. Morrison, D. and Tumber, H. (1984). Identification with Sources..
  7. Tumber, H. and Morrison, D. (1984). Television and the Falklands..
  8. Tumber, H. (1982). Media Coverage of the July 1981 Riots in Inner City Areas..
  9. Tumber, H. and Morrison, D. (1981). Foreign Media Correspondents based in London..

Other (4)

  1. Tumber, H. (2009). War Reporting.
  2. Tumber, H. and Webster, F. (2006). Journalists under Fire.
  3. Tumber, H. (1991). Thatcher's Communications Legacy.
  4. Tumber, H. and Schlesinger, P. (1991). Crime and Criminal Justice in the Media, Sociologie des Televisions En Europe.