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communications and media


Dr Jeremy Collins

BA (Hons) Communications Studies, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Media Studies
Chair of Departmental Forum
Course Organiser, MA Communications Management

MA Communications Management: Media Theory Evaluation and Research Methods I, Ethics of Communication II; History of Mass Media and Popular Culture; Ethics in the Media; External Communications; Basic Media Studies

Research Interests
The sociology of news production; media representations of science; risk communication and risk rationalities; journalism and media ethics; popular culture.


Collins J and Palmer J (1995) "Les infections nutritionnelles dans la presse le cas de la salmonelle au Royaume-Uni", in Recherches en Communication 4; Universite Catholique De Louvain.

Collins J (2007) ‘Risk, Advice and Trust: How Service Journalism Fails its Audience’ in Bakir V T and Barlow D M (eds) Communication in the Age of Suspicion: How the Media Erode and Build Trust, Basingstoke: Palgrave (forthcoming).

Conference presentations

"The Media Between", Manchester University; 10-12 November 1994.
Paper presented: "News Management: A Case Study"

"The Press in Europe: Past Present and Future", City University, London; 4 February 1995.
Paper presented: "News Management Aspects of the Salmonella-in-Eggs Affair"

"The Relocation of Citizenship", University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; 18-22 March 1997.
Paper presented: "Mad Cows in the British Press"

"Crossroads in Cultural Studies", University of Tampere, Finland, 28 June - 1 July 1998.
Paper presented: "Mad Cow Disease and the Press: the News Construction of an 'Anxiety Community'"

"Communication in the Age of Suspicion", Bournemouth University, 20-21 February 2004.
Paper presented: "Food Scares and Service Journalism: a Case Study"

MeCCSA/AMPE joint annual conference, University of Lincoln, 5-7 January 2005.
Paper presented: "Risk publics as media audiences: theorising and researching non-expert understandings of risks"

4th International "Language, Communication, Culture" Conference, Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies, Lisbon, 28-30 November, 2006.
Paper presented: "‘Is This News To You, Prime Minister?’: Media Agendas, News Management and a Campaign Interaction in the 2005 UK General Election"

"Social Contexts and Responses to Risk: Risk & Rationalities", Queen’s College, Cambridge, 29-31 March 2007.
Paper presented: "Mobile Phone Masts, Social Rationalities and Risk: Negotiating Lay Perspectives on Technological Hazards

London Metropolitan University