Dr Stephen Cushion - BA (E Anglia), MA (Wales), PhD (Wales), PGCE (Wales)
Director of MA Political Communication Email: CushionSA@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 74570
Location: Room 1.30, Bute Building
Dr Stephen Cushion is a Senior Lecturer and Director of MA Political Communication at Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.
- Cushion, Stephen (2012) The Democratic Value of News: Why Public Service Media Matters. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
- Cushion, Stephen (2011) Television Journalism. London: Sage
- Bromley, Michael and Cushion, Stephen (2011) 'Media fundamentalism: The immediate response of the UK national press to terrorism from 9/11 to 7/7’ in Zelizer, Barbara and Allan, Stuart, Journalism After September 11. Routledge
- Cushion, Stephen and Lewis, Justin (2010) The Rise of 24-Hour News: Global Perspectives. New York: Peter Lang
- Media and citizenship
- Media and Politics
- Public service broadcasting and news
- Internationally comparative studies
2007-2008: Funding for a BBC Trust project on reporting devolution in the four regions.
2007: Funding for a European commission project entitled "Eurosphere".
Stephen teaches the MA modules 'Towards Method', 'Political Communication' and Content Analysis for the 'Putting Research into Action' module as well as the BA module 'Making and Shaping of News'.
Stephen is currently supervising three PhD students
Sally Reardon – ‘Live television news: Why is it done and does anybody care?’
Stephen is currently an External examiner for:
The undergraduate BA in Broadcast Journalism at the Institute of Communication Studies at the University of Leeds.
The Masters programme in Political and Public Communication at Dublin City University.
In 2002 Stephen completed an MA in Journalism Studies at JOMEC and in 2005 completed a PhD at the school. He was appointed in 2005 as a lecturer teaching on both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Stephen has been involved in many research projects within the school including several Electoral commission funded projects on Welsh politics, a BBC Trust report into the reporting of post-devolution Britain, Nuffield funded research into local newspaper coverage of the general election and BBC funded reports into 24 hour news.
He has chapters in Journalism After September 11 (2002 and 2010, Routledge), Local Journalism and Local Media; Making the Local News (2006, Routledge), Political Communications (2007, Palgrave), as well as peer reviewed articles in Journalism Studies, Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, Journalism Practice, Journal of Public Affairs, Representation, Javnost: The Public, Cyfrwng: Media Wales Journal, Young: Nordic Journal of Youth Research, the Journal of Youth Studies and Media & Jornalismo.