Communication and Media
The analysis of communication and media is essential for making sense of how power and influence work in today’s complex, turbulent world. We invite you to study in our world-leading community. Part of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.
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Communication and Media is a classic social science subject with profound relevance for today’s societies. At Loughborough we have a long and distinguished track record of research excellence and impact on public knowledge and debate at the global level.
Our approach is wide-ranging, encompassing research expertise in culture, economy, and policy; interaction and discourse; media, memory and history; political communication; and nations and migration, among other topics. Our research ranks 5th in the world for its influence on global scholarly research (QS World Rankings, 2019).
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‘Watching Socialism: The Television Revolution in Eastern Europe’ exhibition opens in Los Angeles, USA by University professors
In late June 2019, Professor Sabina Mihelj and Professor Susan Reid, travelled to Los Angeles to participate in the opening of the ‘Watching Socialism: The Television Revolution in Eastern Europe’ exhibition at the Wende Museum.
New O3C Survey Report: News Sharing on UK Social Media: Misinformation, Disinformation & Correction
Very little is known about the motivations that drive people to share political news on social media and how these might be contributing to changes in our online civic culture. If we can learn more about the things people try to achieve when they share news online—and the extent to which these motivations might reinforce or undermine the distribution of false or misleading information—liberal democracies can start to think about how they can reduce important online harms.
Dr Vaclav Stetka & Prof Sabina Mihelj awarded new ESRC research grant to study polarisation and news consumption in Central & Eastern Europe
Dr Vaclav Stetka (PI) and Professor Sabina Mihelj (Co-I) have been awarded an ESRC standard research grant for a project titled "The Illiberal Turn? News Consumption, Political Polarisation and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe" (£817,000).
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