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Journalism and publishing research

Our lecturers publish all the time - whether it is academic research, industry-leading text books or writing for the national or trade press. Recent books include The Naked Author - a Guide to Self-Publishing by Dr Alison Baverstock; and Everybody's Hacked Off: Why we don't have the press we deserve and what to do about it by Professor Brian Cathcart. 

Our academics are undertaking cutting-edge research into areas such as newspaper history, the effect of the internet on the professionalisation of local journalism and images of children in the press.

Journalistically our staff continue to write for the national press and other media, with articles appearing regularly in papers, magazines and websites including The Daily Express, The Guardian, The Independent, The Evening Standard, Good Housekeeping,  Huffington Post and The Daily Beast.

Our publishers are behind a range of campaigns and publications, including an initiative to promote family bonds through reading in the armed forces and work on stunning exhibitions at London's biggest galleries and museums.

Sara McConnell has recently completed a PhD in local journalism at the University of Sheffield and Mary Braid is currently undertaking a PhD exploring the relationship between media and government.

How to apply

If you are interested in studying for a research degree, the first step is to submit your research proposal to the Research Student Co-ordinator (tel: +44 (0)20 8417 2304).

We offer an immersive experience. You will work on live publishing and journalism projects that will develop your skills through hands-on experience.

Projects

The River newspaper

The River newspaper

The River newspaper

The River newspaper - made by our final year undergraduate students - was nominated several times for Publication of the Year in the Guardian Student Media Awards and previously won the top prize.

The Kingston Courier

The Kingston Courier

The Kingston Courier

The MA Journalism students run a local online news site called Kingston Courier, previously nominated for the NCTJ Publication of the Year Award.

RiPPLE

RiPPLE

RiPPLE

The publishing students manage and create a range of publications including an annual student writers' anthology called RiPPLE.

Magazine journalism

Magazine journalism

Magazine journalism

Our MA magazine journalists produce print and online magazines as part of their course.

Department of Journalism, Publishing and Media

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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