This project examines the changing relationship between government, media and diverse publics in the UK. The Iraq war 2003 and subsequent events raise important questions about the impact of security policy on civil liberties and human rights, multiculturalism, democracy and citizenship, Such as:

  • Why has there been a breakdown in trust between politicians, journalists and news audiences?
  • What kind of revitalisation of democratic processes might restore trust?
  • How do diverse audiences interpret the news available to them?
  • What use do media make of experts and do they help or hinder public understanding of threats of security?

The project examines how changing practices of news production and consumption affect political and democratic processes. It explores these questions by connecting the following research areas: 

  • The empirical study of multi-ethnic news audiences
  • Analyses of ‘security’ news stories and imagery defined as salient by audiences
  • The judgements of media and political actors about the security-media nexus.


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Al Jazeera and diaspora audiences

Author: M. B Gillespie Date: 01 January 2006 Conference paper/presentation

Anti-terrorism, media and publics’ seminar : Centre for Public Communication Research Bournemouth

Creator: M. B. Gillespie Date: 24 May 2007 Seminar/workshop

Apocalyptic visions : televising and viewing terrorism : media department seminar series

Creator: M. B Gillespie Date: 23 May 2007 Seminar/workshop

Assertions of identities through news production : news-making among teenage Muslim girls in London and New York

Author: Habiba Noor Date: 01 August 2007 Journal article

At home with the world service? The politics of translation and translating politics

Author: M. B Gillespie Date: 01 January 2006 Conference paper/presentation

BBC in the morning, CNN tonight : being an ‘expert’ in the war on terror

Author: B. O’Loughlin Date: 01 January 2007 Conference paper/presentation

Contesting legitimacy : security policy, news media and multi-ethnic publics after the Iraq war 2003

Author: M. B Gillespie Date: 01 January 2006 Conference paper/presentation

Convincing claims : representation and democracy in post-9/11 Britain

Author: Giles Moss Date: 01 January 2008 Journal article

Cultural representation of atrocity and repentance

Author: Milena Michalski Date: 01 January 2007 Journal article

Culture and social change : disciplinary exchanges inaugral conference

Creator: M. B Gillespie Date: 24 May 2007 Presentation/lecture

Defending the West

Author: James Gow Date: 01 January 2005 Book

Developing China’s global role : working with international institutions

Creator: James Gow Date: 14 October 2008 Presentation/lecture

Diminishing returns : mediated recursions into insecurity

Author: A. Hoskins Date: 01 January 2005 Conference paper/presentation

ESRC/SSRC Visiting Fellowship Award (£3,200)

Author: A. Hoskins Date: 24 May 2007 Other output

Embedded memories? : televising the Iraq war

Author: A. Hoskins Date: 01 January 2004 Conference paper/presentation

Ethics and the war on terror : politics, multiculturalism and media

Creator: A. Hoskins Date: 23 May 2007 Seminar/workshop

Europe and the Muslim world : EU enlargement and the Western Balkans

Creator: J Gow Date: 24 May 2007 Seminar/workshop

Europe and the Muslim world : European Union enlargement and the Western Balkans

Author: James Gow Date: 01 January 2007 Journal article

Experts and the war on terror : some findings

Author: B. O'Loughlin Date: 20 November 2009 Conference paper/presentation

From Baghdad to Belgrade : phantasmagoric places of war

Creator: A. Hoskins Date: 14 October 2008 Seminar/workshop

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Full research report

Author: Marie Gillespie Date: 06 December 2010 Full research report

Ghost in the machine : television and wars’ past(s)

Author: A. Hoskins Date: 01 January 2005 Conference paper/presentation

Global viewing in East London : multi-ethnic youth responses to television news

Author: Ammar Al Ghabban Date: 01 August 2007 Journal article

Goodbye to the CNN effect : Hurricane Katrina and the anatomy of a news event

Author: B O'Loughlin Date: 01 January 2006 Conference paper/presentation

Governing ‘real-time’ conflict broadcasting

Author: A. Hoskins Date: 01 January 2005 Conference paper/presentation

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Start date
31 March 2004
End date
31 December 2006
Grant holder
Professor Marie Gillespie
Co-applicants
Professor Andrew Hoskins
Professor Andrew Gow
Professor Andrew Hoskins
Grant amount
£140,338.04
Grant reference
RES-223-25-0063
Discipline
Sociology
Grant type