Media Discourse Research Group
Media Discourse at De Montfort University comprises the study of mediated events (acts of national remembrance, demonstrations, musical events, elections, security events, and festivals) media texts (social media exchanges, TV and radio broadcasts, advertising, and political and election propaganda), and public participation in communication, using a range of critical methods and approaches associated with a variety of traditions (ethnography, web studies, critical discourse analysis, multi-modal analysis, and grounded theory).
In the Research Assessment Exercise of 2008 Media Discourse was recognised as ‘world-leading’. Research produced by the Media, Film and Journalism department was placed above 32 other institutions, including Oxford, Leicester, Leeds, UWE, Brunel, Sheffield Hallam, Nottingham, Sheffield, and Swansea. In the Research Excellence Framework of 2014, together with our friends and colleagues in the CATH Centre, the quality of our written outputs was judged to be the best in our Unit of Assessment (De Montfort’s Media and Communication submission came first out of 66 institutions).
The Media Discourse Group, chaired by Professor Stuart Price, has now established a thriving research and post-graduate culture, and would welcome applications from Research students (see below for fields of expertise). The Group has also hosted a number of conferences and events, and is currently engaged in a number of research projects and other initiatives.
Professor Stuart Price
Professor of Media and Political Discourse
De Montfort University
T: +44 (0)116 207 8683