Gordon Neil Ramsay

Research fellow, King's College London

Dr Gordon Ramsay is Research Fellow at King's College London, and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power.

He was previously Research Fellow at the Media Standards Trust (2012-2015) where he conducted research into media regulation, and led research on the Election Unspun project. His recent research has focused on issues of media plurality, and software-driven content analysis of news coverage of significant political events, with a special focus on election campaigns. He has previously worked on research projects dealing with the changing nature of news at the University of Westminster, Cardiff University, and the University of Glasgow. Recent publications include:

Monopolising Local News (2016) (with Martin Moore)
UK Election 2015: Setting the Agenda (2015) (with Martin Moore)
Digital agenda-setting: Measuring mainstream and social media influence during the UK 2015 election campaign (2015) (with Martin Moore)
Election Unspun (2015) (with Martin Moore)

He has been published in: Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism; Ethical Space: The international journal of communication ethics; British Journalism Review; and has written widely on issues of media regulation and research practice.

Election Unspun: Political Parties, the press, and Twitter during the 2015 election campaign (2015); Who was hacked? An investigation into phone hacking and its victims (2015); Addressing the Democratic Deficit in Local News through Positive Plurality (2014) and IPSO: An Assessment (2013).

He is author of The Origins of Modern Spin (Palgrave Macmillan 2006) and ‘Plurality and Local Media’ in Media Power and Plurality, ed Steven Barnett and Judith Townend (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).


  • –present
    Visiting Research Fellow, Policy Institute, King's College London