Faculty of Media and Communication

We have an international reputation for delivering high quality funded research projects and publishing in leading national and international journals. Researchers are experts and thought leaders in journalism and communication practice, animation techniques and software development, media education and digital archiving, among other fields.

Research News

  • Biennial PCCC Seminar Held in London

    Biennial PCCC Seminar Held in London

    Day of Deviance Thoughts  from the fringes and future deviations in consumer and brand research The Promotional Cultures and Communication Centre (PCCC) hosted a one-day seminar under the theme of ‘deviance’... »

  • A new report on the state of local news in the UK

    A new report on the state of local news in the UK

    BU Researchers Dr Daniel Jackson and Dr Einar Thorsen, alongside researchers Gordon Neil Ramsay and Des Freedman launched a new report: Mapping changes in local news 2015-2017 More bad news for... »

  • Why victims and survivors of atrocities need a right to the truth

    Why victims and survivors of atrocities need a right to the truth

    When heinous atrocities and human rights violations are committed, knowing the truth about what happened to the victims matters. In many conflicts raging around the world today, among them those... »

  • Inaugural lecture: Secrets of storytelling in documentaries, movies, and games

    Inaugural lecture: Secrets of storytelling in documentaries, movies, and games

    Stories are all around us – in the books we read, games we play and films we watch. The best stories are those that draw us in, captivate us and... »

  • Fully funded PhD in conflict transformation – recruiting now!

    Fully funded PhD in conflict transformation – recruiting now!

    ‘Bridging ‘Post-Brexit’ Societal Divisions – Learning from Civil Society Initiatives in Bosnia & Herzegovina or Kosovo’ is the topic of a fully funded, full-time PhD studentship. The closing date for... »

  • The Oxford Media Convention

    The Oxford Media Convention

    Melanie Gray and Graham Goode, from the Advances in Media Management research cluster, recently attended the Oxford Media Convention. The convention was organised by IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research)... »

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Research Impact

  • World class defined!

    World class defined!

    World class defined and enabled is the strapline used by the leading global business transformation consultancy, The Hackett Group. Christopher Davenport, a Director at the The Hackett Group, recently hosted... »

  • PCCC win prestigious industry research award!

    CMC’s Promotional Cultures and Communication Centre (PCCC) is delighted to announce that the recent research project they undertook for Exterion Media won ‘Best Research Initiative’ at last week’s Media Research Group... »

  • PCCC collaboration shortlisted for prestigious industry award

    BU’s Promotional Cultures & Communication Centre has recently completed a research project for Exterion Media Ltd., in partnership with Cog Research, which sought to understand more fully the way in... »

  • PCCC collaboration with COG helps secure TFL contract for Exterion Media

    PCCC collaboration with COG helps secure TFL contract for Exterion Media

    Recently, a team of PCCC academics undertook a project for Exterion Media Ltd., in collaboration with COG research. The purpose of the study was to understand more comprehensively, how commuters... »

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