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Dr Lindsey Blumell

Lecturer in Journalism

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Journalism

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AG20, College Building

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



I am originally from Canada, but have studied, worked, and lived in the U.S., China, Hong Kong, Denmark, Croatia, Sweden, and now the U.K. Before getting a Ph.D., I worked as a television and radio producer and reporter. My research interests focus on how human rights are covered in various types of news platforms, focusing particularly on women's rights. I also study digital news reporting and contextual influences such as hegemony.


  1. Ph.D., Texas Tech University, United States, Sep 2013 – May 2016
  2. LL.M. in Human Rights, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Journal articles (10)

  1. Blumell, L. and Miglena, S. (2018). Godlike Men and Sex Assault Coverage: the Cases of Cosby and Kumar. Media Report To Women, 46(2), pp. 6–11.
  2. Huemmer, J., McLaughlin, B. and Blumell, L.E. (2018). Leaving the Past (Self) Behind: Non-Reporting Rape Survivors’ Narratives of Self and Action. Sociology. doi:10.1177/0038038518773926.
  3. Blumell, L.E. (2018). Bro, foe, or ally? Measuring ambivalent sexism in political online reporters. Feminist Media Studies. doi:10.1080/14680777.2018.1546211.
  4. Blumell, L.E. (2017). She Persisted … and So Did He: Gendered source use during the Trump Access Hollywood scandal. Journalism Studies pp. 1–20. doi:10.1080/1461670X.2017.1360150.
  5. Blumell, L.E. and Huemmer, J. (2017). Silencing survivors: how news coverage neglects the women accusing Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. Feminist Media Studies, 17(3), pp. 506–509. doi:10.1080/14680777.2017.1304714.
  6. Hellmueller, L., Mellado, C., Blumell, L. and Huemmer, J. (2016). The contextualization of the watchdog and civic journalistic roles: Reevaluating journalistic role performance in U.S. newspapers. Palabra Clave, 19(4), pp. 1072–1100. doi:10.5294/pacla.2016.19.4.6.
  7. Blumell, L., Qiu, Y. and Peaslee, R.M. (2016). Pacifying the dragon? How expatriate media professionals are gatekeeping in the Chinese media system. International Journal of Communication, 10, pp. 2402–2421.
  8. Rodriguez, N.S., Huemmer, J. and Blumell, L.E. (2016). Mobile masculinities: An investigation of networked masculinities in gay dating apps. Masculinities and Social Change, 5(3), pp. 241–267. doi:10.17583/MCS.2016.2047.
  9. Blumell, L.E., Qiu, Y. and Peaslee, R.M. (2016). Pacifying the Dragon? The role of expatriate media professionals in the gatekeeping process in China. International Journal of Communication, 10, pp. 2402–2421.
  10. Rodriguez, N.S. and Blumell, L. (2014). What a year! the framing of marriage equality through media's selected sources in 2013. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 38(4), pp. 341–359. doi:10.1177/0196859914551767.