Karin Wahl-Jorgensen

Professor; Director of Research Development and Environment, School of Journalism, Cardiff University

Karin Wahl-Jorgensen is the author of three books, Disasters and the Media (Peter Lang, 2012; co-authored with Mervi Pantti and Simon Cottle), Journalists and the Public (Hampton Press, 2007) and Citizens or Consumers? (Open University Press, 2005; co-authored with Justin Lewis and Sanna Inthorn), and is currently writing Emotions, Media and Public Participation for Polity Press.

She is editor of the Handbook of Journalism Studies (Routledge 2009, with Thomas Hanitzsch) andMediated Citizenship (Routledge, 2007). She has published 40 articles in more than 20 different international, peer-reviewed journals, and has also written 20 book chapters. She is a frequent media commentator on topics relating to citizenship and the media.

She is currently serving as associate editor of Communication Theory and is also a member of the editorial collective for the JOMEC Journal. She has been elected as Board Member at Large for the International Communication Association, 2012-2014.

Her research has been funded by the ESRC, the European Commission, the AHRC and the British Academy, among other organisations. Most recently, she has been Principal UK Investigator on a €4 million European Commission funded project on the European Public Sphere (EUROSPHERE) and has carried out research for the charity Public Concern at Work on the media representation of whistleblowers.

Experience

  • –present
    Director of Research Development and Environment, School of Journalism, Cardiff University