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Professor Simon Cottle

Professor Simon Cottle

Position: Head of School
Professor of Media and Communication
Director, Mediatized Conflict Research Group

Email: JomecHoS@cardiff.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 74506

Location: Room 0.62A, Bute Building


Publications

Books

(2012) Disasters and the Media, (co-author with K. Wahl-Jorgensen and M. Pantti). New York: Peter Lang (ISBN-10:1433108259)

(2011) Transnational Protests and the Media. Co-editor with Libby Lester. New York: Peter Lang. (ISBN: 978-1-4331-0985-0)

(2009) Global Crisis Reporting: Journalism in the Global Age. Maidenhead: Open University Press. (ISBN: 978-0-335-22138-7) Global Crisis Reporting flyer

(2006) Mediatized Conflict: Developments in Media and Conflict Studies. Maidenhead: Open University Press. (ISBN: 978-0-335-21452-5)

(2004) The Racist Murder of Stephen Lawrence. Media Performance and Public Transformation:Westport, Connecticut and London: Praeger. (ISBN: 0-275-97941-5)

(2003) News, Public Relations and Power. Editor, London: Sage Publications. (ISBN: 0-7619-7495-4) (Translated and reprinted 2006 by Fudan University Press, Shanghai, China).

(2003) Media Organization and Production. Editor, London: Sage Publications. (ISBN: 07619-7494-6) (Translated and reprinted 2006 by Fudan University Press, Shanghai, China)

(2000) Ethnic Minorities and the Media: Changing Cultural Boundaries. Editor, Buckingham: Open University Press. (ISBN: 0-335-20270-5)

(1998) Mass Communication Research Methods. Co-author with A. Hansen, R. Negrine and C. Newbold, Basingstoke: Macmillan/Palgrave. (ISBN: 0-333-61709-6)

(1997) Television and Ethnic Minorities: Producers’ Perspectives. A Study of BBC, Independent andCable TV Producers. Aldershot: Avebury. (ISBN: 1-85972-502-3)

(1993) TV News, Urban Conflict and the Inner City. Leicester: Leicester University Press/New York: St. Martins Press. (ISBN: 0-7185-1462-9)

Books in Preparation

(2014) Humanitarian NGO and the Media. New York: Peter Lang.

(2014) Reporting Dangerously: Journalist Killings and Insecurity in the 21st Century. (with Richard Sambrook and Nick Mosdell, under design.)

Journal Articles/Chapters/Reports

(2014) ‘Public Pressure, Protests and Participation’ With L. Lester in A. Hansen and R. Cox (Editors) A Handbook of Environment and Communication. London: Routledge (under preparation)

(2014) ‘Media Performance and the Arab Spring: Between Elite Indexing and Social Cacophony.’ With Patrick Barclay. (under preparation).

(2013) ‘Visualizing Climate Change: Television News and Ecological Citizenship’ (with Libby Lester). Reprinted in: A. Hansen (Ed) Media and the Environment: Critical Concepts in the Environment. London: Routledge (ISBN: 9780415525626).

(2013)‘Media and Disasters in a Global Age, Reconceptualised’ (forthcoming)

(2013) ‘U.S TV News and Communicative Architecture: Between Manufacturing Consent and Mediating Democracy’. With J. Matthews (forthcoming).

(2013) ‘Environmental Conflict in a Global, Media Age: Beyond Dualisms’ in L. Lester and B. Hutchins (Eds) Environmental Conflict and the Media. New York: Peter Lang.

(2013) ‘Journalists Witnessing Disasters: From the Calculus of Death to the Injunction to Care,’Journalism Studies, 14(2): (DOI: 10.1080/1461670X.2012.718556)

(2012) ‘Mediatized Disasters in the Global Age: On the Ritualization of Catastrophe’, Chapter 10, pp. 259- 283 in J. Alexander, R. Jacobs and P. Smith (Eds) The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Sociology,Oxford: Oxford University Press.

(2012) ‘Global Crises and World News Ecology’ in S. Allan (Ed.) The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism Studies. Revised Edition, pp. 473-484. London: Routledge.

(2012) ‘Television News Ecology in the United Kingdom: A Study of Communicative Architecture, its Production and Meanings’ with J. Matthews, Television & New Media, 13(2): 103-123.

(2012) ‘Transformations in Disaster Visibility’ Chapter 9 in M. Pantti, K. Wahl- Jorgensen and S. Cottle. Disasters and the Media. New York: Peter Lang.

(2012) ‘Producing News, Witnessing Disasters’ Chapter 5 in M. Pantti, K.Wahl-Jorgensen and S. Cottle.Disasters and the Media. New York: Peter Lang.

(2012) ‘Disasters and the Media in a Global Age’ Chapter 2 in M. Pantti, K. Wahl- Jorgensen and S. Cottle. Disasters and the Media. New York: Peter Lang.

(2011) ‘Cell Phones, Camels and the Global Call for Democracy‘, pp.196-210 in J. Mair and R. Keeble (Eds) Mirage in the Desert?: Reporting the Arab Spring. Bury St Edmunds: Arima Publishing.

(2011) ‘Cell Phones, Camels and the Global Call for Democracy‘ (summary version of above) Open Democracy, 27 September.

(2011) ‘Media and the Arab Uprisings 2011: Research Notes,’ Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism,12(5): 647-659.

(2011) ‘Arab Uprisings, Media Inscriptions,’ Re-public: Re-Imaging Democracy, Special edition ‘Networked Revolts’. October. (ISSN 1791-857X)

(2011)‘Afterword: Media and the Arab Uprisings 2011’, pp. 293-304, in S. Cottle and L. Lester (Eds)Transnational Protests and the Media. New York: Peter Lang.

(2011) ‘Transnational Protests and the Media: Toward the Global Public Sphere?’ with Libby Lester, Chapter 20, pp. 287-291, in S. Cottle and L. Lester (Eds) Transnational Protests and the Media. New York: Peter Lang.

(2011) ‘Transnational Protests and the Media: New Developments, Challenging Debates’ Chapter 2, pp. 16-37, in S. Cottle and L. Lester (Eds) Transnational Protests and the Media. New York: Peter Lang.

(2011) ‘Transnational Protests and the Media: An Introduction’ with Libby Lester, Chapter 1, pp. 3-15, in S. Cottle and L. Lester (Eds) Transnational Protest and the Media. New York: Peter Lang.

(2011) ‘Taking Global Crises in the News Seriously: Notes From the Dark Side of Globalization’, Global Media and Communication, 7(2): 77-95.  

(2011) ‘Television Agora and Agoraphobia Post September 11’, pp. 232-251, in B. Zelizer and S. Allan (Eds.) Journalism Post September 11. (Revised edition) London: Routledge.

(2010) ‘Global 24/7 News Providers: Emissaries of Global Dominance or Global Public Sphere?’ (with Mugdha Rai) in J. Gripsrud, G. Murdock and A. Molander (Eds) The Public Sphere. London: Sage (ISBN: 978-1-84860-784-2)

(2010) ‘Global News Revisited: Mapping the Contemporary Landscape of Satellite Television News’ (with Mugdha Rai) Chapter 3, pp. 51-79, in S. Cushion and J. Lewis (Eds) The Rise of 24-Hour News Television: Global Perspectives, New York. Peter Lang.

(2010) ‘Foreword’, pp. ix-xi, in Tal Samuel-Azran, Al-Jazeera and US War Coverage. New York: Peter Lang.

(2009) ‘Visualizing Climate Change: Television News and Ecological Citizenship’ (with Libby Lester). International Journal of Communication, 3: 920-936.

(2009) ‘Global Crises in the News: Staging New Wars, Disasters and Climate Change’ International Journal of Communication, 3: 494-516.

(2009) ‘Between Display and Deliberation: Analyzing TV News as Communicative Architecture’(with Mugdha Rai) Comunicação e Sociedade Volume 15: 43-64. (first published in Media, Culture & Society, 28 (2): 163-189).

(2009) ‘New(s) Times: Towards a “Second Wave” of News Ethnography’ in A. Hansen (Ed) Mass Communication Research Methods. Volume I, Chapter 19, pp. 366-386. London: Sage. (first published in Communications, 25(1): 19-41).

(2009) ‘Participant Observation: Researching News Production’ in A. Hansen (Ed) Mass Communication Research Methods. Volume I, Chapter 13, pp. 260-285. London: Sage. (first published in Mass Communication Research Methods: Macmillan)

(2009) ‘Analysing Visuals: Still and Moving Images’ in A. Hansen (Ed) Mass Communication Research Methods. Volume III, Chapter 50, pp. 227-254. London: Sage. (first published in Mass Communication Research Methods: Macmillan)

(2009) ‘Journalism Studies: Coming of (Global) Age?’ Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 10(3): 309-311.

(2009) ‘Global Crises and World News Ecology’ in S. Allan (Ed.) The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism Studies. pp. 473-484. London: Routledge.

(2009) ‘Humanitarian NGOs and News Media: Relations of Communicative Power in the Global Age’ in Monroe Price (Ed) NGOs as Gatekeepers. Center For Global Communication Studies (CGCS), Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Stanhope Centre for Communication Policy Research, and POLIS, LSE.

(2008) ‘Reporting Demonstrations: The Changing Media Politics of Dissent’ Media, Culture & Society,30(6): 853- 872.

(2008) ‘Journalism and Globalization’ in Karin Wahl-Jorgensen & Thomas Hanitzsch(Eds.) Handbook of Journalism Studies (International Communication Association Handbook Series) Lawrence Erlbaum. pp. 341-356

(2008) ‘Global 24/7 News Providers: Emissaries of Global Dominance or Global Public Sphere?’ (with Mugdha Rai) Global Media and Communication, 4(2): 157-181.

(2008) ‘Television News in Singapore: Mediating Conflict and Consent’ (with Mugdha Rai) Asian Journal of Social Science36(3-4): 638-658.

(2008) ‘Mediatized Rituals: A Reply to Couldry and Rothenbuhler’ Media, Culture & Society, 30(1): 135-140.

(2008) ‘Television News in South Africa: Mediating an Emerging Democracy’ (with Mugdha Rai)Journal of Southern African Studies, 34(2): 343-358.

(2008) ‘Television News in India: Mediating Democracy and Difference’ (with Mugdha Rai)International Communication Gazette, 70(1): 76-96.

(2008) ‘Social Drama in a Mediatized World: The Racist Murder of Stephen Lawrence’ Chapter Five (pp.109-124) in G. St. John (Ed.) Victor Turner and Contemporary Cultural Performance. New York:Berghahn.

(2008) ‘Conflict as Media Content’, pp. 915-917, in W. Donsbach (Ed) The International Encyclopedia of Communication, Volume III. Oxford, UK and Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. (ISBN: 9781405131995)

(2007) ‘Global Humanitarianism and the Changing Aid-Media Field: “Everyone was Dying for Footage”’ (with David Nolan) Journalism Studies, 8(6): 862-878.

(2007) ‘Ethnography and Journalism: New(s) Departures in the Field,’ Sociology Compass, 1(1): 1-16.www.sociology-compass.com

(2007) ‘Mediatized Recognition and the “Other”’, Media International Australia Number 123, pp: 34-48.

(2007) ‘Australian TV News Revisited: News Ecology and Communicative Frames’ (with Mugdha Rai)Media International Australia, Number 122,pp: 43-58.

(2007) ‘Global Mediations: On the Changing Ecology of Satellite Television News’ (with Mugdha Rai)Global Media and Communication, 3(1): 51-78.

(2006) 'The Changing Global Landscape of 24-7 Satellite News’ (with M. Rai) Biblio: A Review of Books. Vol XI, Sept-Oct www.biblio-india.com

(2006) ‘Mediatized Rituals: Beyond Manufacturing Consent’ Media, Culture & Society, 28(3): 411-432.

(2006) ‘Between Display and Deliberation: Analyzing TV News as Communicative Architecture’ (with Mugdha Rai) Media, Culture & Society, 28(2): 163-189.

(2006) ‘Behind the Scenes: Ethnic Minorities and Media Production’ Module 7, Unit 39a. MA Distance Learning, Centre for Mass Communication Research: Leicester University. pp. 1-30. (ISBN: 0-903507-47-1)

(2006) ‘Mediatizing the Global War on Terror: Television’s Public Eye’ pp. 19-48 in A. P. Kavoori and T. Fraley (Eds.) Media, Terrorism, and Theory: A Reader. Oxford: Rowman and Littlefield.

(2005) ‘In Defence of “Thick” Journalism or How Television Journalism can be Good for Us’, pp. 109-124 in S.Allan (Ed.) Journalism: Critical Issues. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

(2005) ‘Mediatized Public Crisis and Civil Society Renewal: The Racist Murder of Stephen Lawrence’Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal 1(1): 49-71

(2005) ‘Analysing Still and Moving Images’, pp. 211-248, Module 5: Unit 30 MA Mass Communications (Distance Learning), Centre for Mass Communication Research, Leicester: University of Leicester. pp. 1-32. (ISBN: 0-903507-34-X)

(2005) ‘Researching Media Organisation and Production: Tales From the Field’, Module 5: Unit 26a MAMass Communications (Distance Learning), Centre for Mass Communication Research, Leicester: University of Leicester. pp. 1-22. (ISBN: 0-903507-30-7)

(2004) ‘Producing Nature(s): On the Changing Production Ecology of Natural History TV’ Media, Culture & Society 26(1): 81-101.

(2004) ‘Representations’, pp. 368-372, in Ellis Cashmore (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of Race and Ethnic Studies London: Routledge (ISBN: 0415 286743).

(2003) ‘British Media Representations: Continuity, Contradiction and Change’ pp. 39-49 in D.McCalla (Ed.) Black Success: Essays in Racial Studies. Birmingham: Dmee: Vision Learning Ltd. (ISBN: 0-9545856-0-7)

(2003) ‘News, Public Relations and Power: Mapping the Field’ in S.Cottle (Ed.) News, Public Relations and Power. pp 3-24. London: Sage.

(2003) ‘TV Journalism and Deliberative Democracy: Mediating Communicative Action’ in S.Cottle (Ed.)News, Public Relations and Power. pp.153-170. London: Sage.

(2003) ‘Media Organization and Production: Mapping the Field’ in S.Cottle (Ed.) Media Organization and Production. pp. 3-24. London: Sage.

(2003) ‘The Changing Production Ecology of Natural History TV’ in S. Cottle (Ed.) Media Organization and Production. pp. 170-187. London: Sage.

(2002) ‘Television Agora and Agoraphobia Post September 11’, pp. 178-198, in S.Allan and B.Zelizer (Eds.) Journalism Post September 11. London: Routledge.

(2002) Glass Ceilings: A Study of Barriers to Progression Confronting Black and  Asian Managers and Administrators in the Arts. Commissioned by Independent Theatre Council supported by Arts Council of England, London Arts Board and Association of London Government. pp. 90. (ISBN: 1 871180 10 4.)

(2001) ‘Contingency, Blunders and Serendipity in News Research: Tales from the Field’,Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research, 26(2): 149-167

(2001) ‘Television News and Citizenship: Packaging the Public Sphere’, pp. 61-79, in M.Bromley (Ed.)No News is Bad News, Harlow: Pearson Education.

(2000) ‘New(s) Times: Towards A “Second Wave” of News Ethnography’ Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research, 25(1): 19-41.

(2000) ‘Rethinking Theories of News Access’, Journalism Studies, 1(3): 427-448.

(2000) ‘TV News, Lay Voices and the Visualisation of Environmental Risks’, pp. 29-44, in S.Allan, B.Adams, C.Carter (Eds.) Environmental Risks and the Media. London: Routledge

(2000) ‘Communication and ‘Risk Society’, pp.83-116. In S.Papathanassopoulos (Ed) Communication and Society: from the 20th to the 21st Century. Athens: Kastaniotis Publications. (Translated into Greek)

(2000) ‘Ethnic Minorities and Media Research: Mapping the Field’, pp.1-30, in S.Cottle (Ed.) Ethnic Minorities and the Media: Changing Cultural Boundaries. Buckingham: Open University Press.

(2000) ‘A Rock and a Hard Place: Making Ethnic Minority TV Programmes’, pp.100- 117, in S.Cottle (Ed.) Ethnic Minorities and the Media: Changing Cultural Boundaries Buckingham: Open University Press.

(2000) ‘Introduction’ Module Ten, Special Module Option: Journalism: Source Power and News Access, Edited, S. Cottle. MA Distance Learning, Centre for Mass Communication Research: Leicester University.

(2000) ‘Unacceptable Faces of the British News Media: Research Findings and Explanations’ in Bedrijfsfonds voor de Pers (Ed) Pluriforme Informatie in Een Pluiriforme Samenleving. Bendriffsfonds voor de Pers: Den Haag. pp. 29-41. (Netherlands Press Fund (Ed.) Ethnic Minorities and the Press. The Hague).

(2000) ‘News Access and Source Power: Paradigms and Perspectives’ Unit 73, pp.1-48, Module Ten, Special Module Option: Journalism: Source Power and News Access, Edited, S.Cottle. MA Distance Learning, Centre for Mass Communication Research: Leicester University.

(1999) ‘From BBC Newsroom to BBC Newscentre: On Changing Technology and Journalist Practices’,Convergence: The Journal of Research into New MediaTechnologies 5(3): 22-43.

(1999) ‘Ethnic Minorities and the British News Media: Explaining Misrepresentation’ (Chapter 12, pp.191-200) in A.Reading and J.Stokes (Eds.) The Media in Britain: Current Debates and Developments. Basingstoke: Macmillan.

(1999) ‘Watching the Watchdogs: Sociologists on Journalism’, (pp.97-100) reprinted in M. Jones and E. Jones, Mass Media. Basingstoke: Macmillan.

(1998) ‘Ulrich Beck, “Risk Society” and the Media: A Catastrophic View?’ European Journal of Communication, 13(1): 5-32.

(1998) ‘Making Ethnic Minority Programmes Inside the BBC: Professional Pragmatics and Cultural Containment’, Media, Culture & Society 20(2): 295-317.

(1998) ‘Participant Observation: Researching News Production’, in A. Hansen, S. Cottle, R. Negrine, C. Newbold, Mass Communication Research Methods. (Chapter 3, pp. 35-65) Basingstoke: Macmillan.

(1998) ‘Analysing Visuals: Still and Moving Images’, in A. Hansen, S. Cottle, R. Negrine, C.Newbold.Mass Communication Research Methods (Chapter 8, pp. 189-224). Basingstoke: Macmillan.

(1998) ‘Mass Communication Research Methods: Introduction’ with A. Hansen, R.Negrine and C. Newbold, Mass Communication Research Methods (Chapter 1, pp.1-8). Basingstoke: Macmillan.

(1997) ‘Reporting the Troubles in Northern Ireland: Research and Media Propaganda’, Critical Studies in Mass Communication. 14(3): 282-296.

(1997) ‘Society as Text: Documents, Artifacts and Social Practices’, in C.Ballard, J.Gubbay and C.Middleton, (Eds.) A Student’s Companion to Sociology. pp. 282-289. Oxford: Blackwell.

(1996) ‘Analysing Visuals: The Poor Relation in Mass Communication Research’, in Centre for Mass Communication Research, Mass Communication Research Methods, pp.65-94, Leicester: University of Leicester.

(1996) ‘Participant Observation: Researching News Production’, in Centre for Mass Communication Research, Mass Communication Research Methods, pp.35-64, Leicester: University of Leicester.

(1996) ‘Watching the Watchdogs: Sociologists on Journalism’, Sociology Review, 6(1): 13-16.

(1995) ‘Producer-Driven Television?’ Media, Culture & Society, 17(1): 169-176.

(1995) ‘The Production of News Formats: Determinants of Mediated Contestation’, Media, Culture & Society, 17(2): 275-291.

(1995) ‘From the “Oxygen of Publicity” to the “Oxygen of Democracy”’, Review Essay, Irish StudiesReview. No.10: 34-37.

(1995) ‘Taking the Popular Seriously: A Typology for the Analysis of the Tabloid Press’, reprinted inBest of Social Science Teacher (ASST)

(1995) ‘Analysing Still and Moving Images’, pp. 211-248, Module 5: Unit 30 MA Mass Communications (Distance Learning), Centre for Mass Communication Research, Leicester: University of Leicester.

(1995) ‘Researching Media Organisation and Production: Tales From the Field’, pp.43-64, Module 5: Unit 26a MA Mass Communications (Distance Learning),Centre for Mass Communication Research, Leicester: University of Leicester.

(1994) ‘Stigmatizing Handsworth: Notes on Reporting Spoiled Space’, Critical Studies in Mass Communication, 11(3): 231-256.

(1994) ‘The News Media and “Race” - A Case of Intended and Unintended Outcomes’, Social Science Teacher. 23(2): 12-14.

(1993) ‘Mediating the Environment: Modalities of TV News’, pp. 107-133 in A. Hansen (Ed.) The Mass Media and Environmental Issues. Leicester: Leicester University Press.

(1993) ‘“Race” and Regional Television News: Multi-culturalism and the Production of Popular TV’, New Community, 19(4): 581-592.

(1993) ‘Taking the Popular Seriously: A Typology for the Analysis of the Tabloid Press’, Social Science Teacher, Journal of the Association of Social Science Teachers 22(3): 20-23.

(1993) ‘Behind the Headlines: The Sociology of News’, pp. 478-492 in M.O’Donnell (Ed.) New Introductory Readings in Sociology. Walton-On-Thames: Thomas Nelson.

(1993) ‘Why Are the News Media Racist?’ Free Press, Journal of the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom. No.77. pp. 4-5.

(1992) ‘“Race”, Racialization and the Media: A Review and Update of Research’, Sage Race Relations Abstracts 17(2): 3-57.

(1991) ‘Reporting the Rushdie Affair: A Case Study in the Orchestration of Public Opinion’, Race and Class 32(4): 45-64.

Journal Editorships

Associate Editor: Crime, Media, Culture, Routledge (2003 – 2007, 2010 - 2013)

Assistant Editor: Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Routledge (2003 - )

Editorial Board: Journalism: Theory, Practice, Criticism, (2007 - ).

Editorial Board, International Journal of Press/Politics, Sage (2007 - ).

Editorial Board: Crime, Media, Culture, Routledge (2007 - )

Editorial Board: Communication, Culture & Critique, (new ICA Journal) (2007- )