Professor Bob Franklin - MA (Hull), PhD (Hull)
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 79308
Location: Room 0.62A, Bute Building
Journals 'Journalism Studies' and 'Journalism Practice'
Understanding Journalism Studies (MC 1578) Spring 2012
Details of module aims, recommended reading and lecture reading lists, lecture outlines and seminar details for the BA module Understanding Journalism Studies.
Bob Franklin researches, writes and teaches about journalism studies, political communications and the “packaging of politics”, the sociology of news media, local and regional news media (especially local newspapers), “Newszak” and recent developments in tabloid journalism, television policy and the role of media in the (social) policy process.
He has also published widely in the field of social policy focused on children and young people. Much of his work is policy oriented and has contributed to national developments, especially the development of a parliamentary communications policy.
His research has been funded by the major social science funding bodies as well as the media industries. In September 2007 he organized the international conference the Future of Newspapers followed by the conferences the Future of Journalism in 2009 and 2011.
Recent modules offered at undergraduate and postgraduate levels include:
- Journalism and Political Communication
- Understanding Journalism
- Tabloid Journalism
- Manufacturing Consent
- The Media and Social Policy
- State Communications and the Communications State
The Future of Journalism (2011) London: Routledge. The Future of Journalism, presents a collection of papers from the conference of the same name, hosted by the school in September 2009.
Journalism, Sources and Credibility; New Perspectives (2011) New York and London: Routledge (co-edited with Matt Carlson, St Louis University)
Journalism Education, Training and Employment (2011) New York and London; Routledge (co-edited with Donica Mensing, Nevada University)
The Future of Newspapers (2009) London: Routledge
Key Concepts in Public Relations (2009) London: Sage (with Horgan, Langley, Mosdell and Pill)
Pulling Newspapers Apart; Analysing Print Journalism (2008) London; Routledge
Local Journalism and Local Media; Making the Local News (2006) London: Routledge
Television Policy: The MacTaggart Lectures (2005) Edinburgh University Press 279pp May
Key Concepts in Journalism Studies (2005) (Co authored with Hamer, Hanna, Kinsey and Richardson) Sage 220pp May. Reprinted Indian Edition 2006, Chinese Edition 2007 and Japanese edition 2008.
Packaging Politics: Political Communication in Britain’s Media Democracy (2004) London: Arnold Second Edition, 279pp
The New Handbook of Children’s Rights: Comparative Policy and Practice, (2002) Edited, London: Routledge 430pp
British Television Policy: A Reader (2001) London: Routledge 234pp
Social Policy, The Media and Misrepresentation (1999) Edited, London: Routledge, 288pp
Making The Local News: Local Journalism in Context (1998) Edited with David Murphy, London: Routledge, 274pp
Newszak And News Media (1997) London: Arnold, 308pp
The Handbook of Children’s Right: Comparative Policy and Practice (1995) Edited, London: Routledge, 248pp
Packaging Politics: Political Communications in Britain’s Media Democracy (1994) London: Edward Arnold, 256pp
Televising Democracies (1992) Edited, London: Routledge, 292pp
What News? The Market, Politics and The Local Press (1991) with David Murphy, London: Routledge, 229pp
Social Work The Media And Public Relations (1991) Edited with Nigel Parton, London: Routledge, 242pp
Rechten van Kinderen Rijkuniversiteit, (1989) Ghent: Ghent University Press, 112pp
Public Relations Activities In Local Government (1988) London: Charles Knight Ltd., 158pp
The Rights of Children (1986) Edited, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 237pp Reprinted in Turkish as Cocuk Haklari Istanbul, Ayrinti Press, 1993, pp288
Journalism Studies: Key Texts. I am co editor (With Martin Conboy and David Finklestein) of a new series of books to be published by Sage which focuses on journalism studies. The series will provide core texts for postgraduate and level 3 undergraduate courses in journalism, media and cultural/communication studies. A major ambition of the series is to combine scholarly and theoretical reviews of the journalism studies literature with the professional insights of practitioners.
Journalism, Media and Society. I am editing a series of books entitled Journalism, Media and Society which originate in the special issues of the journals Journalism Studies and Journalism Practice. To be launched in 2007, early volumes include Magazine Journalism and Journalism and Language.
More publications by Professor Bob Franklin
- Full List of Books, Reports & DVDs
- Journals - Journalism Studies and Journalism Practice
- Chapters in Edited Books
- Implementing Trinity Mirror's Online Strategy (2005) Changing journalism practice in the regional newsrooms - Introduction
Current or Recent PhD Supervisions include:
- The Reporting of Islam In the British Broadsheet Press
- Local and National Newspaper Coverage of European Elections
- National and Regional Press coverage of Social Work and Social Services
- Political Marketing: Neil Kinnock and the 1992 election and William Hague and the 1997 Election
- Changing local newspaper coverage of local and national politics
Bob Franklin joined the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies as Professor of Journalism Studies in February 2005.
He was formerly Professor of Media Communications and Director of Research in the Department of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield: he has taught previously at the Universities of York, Northumbria, Keele, Leeds and Sheffield.
He is the founding Editor of Journalism Studies and a new journal Journalism Practice which are both published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis.
He is co-editor of a new series of books to be published by Sage, entitled Journalism Studies: Key Texts and a new series to be launched by Routledge in 2007 entitled Journalism, Media and Society. He is a member of the editorial boards of various journals including Brazilian Journalism Review, Communication Issues, The Journal of Political Marketing and Social Semiotics as well as the websites Fifth Estate Online and Spin Watch.