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Reader, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University

Dr Mike Berry is a Reader at Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.

After completing his Bsc at Bath University, Mike spent two years working as a researcher at the University of California Santa Barbara on a major research project funded by the American cable television industry. He then completed a PhD at the University of Glasgow where he worked with members of the Glasgow Media Group.

Following that he was employed as a researcher on an ESRC project examining the framing of security threats in Russia, the United States and Britain before taking up a lectureship in late 2006 at the University of Nottingham. From 2012 he has been employed by Cardiff University.

Mike Berry’s research interests are focused around the question of how the mass media affects public knowledge and understanding.

His research is especially concerned with examining the social, political, economic and cultural contexts in which messages are produced and received.

He had conducted research for a variety of funders and stakeholders including the NSPCC, the TUC, the BBC Trust and the UNHCR.

He is the author/co-author of seven books including More Bad News from Israel, The Media, the Public and the Great Financial Crisis as well as publishing widely in leading journals such as Sociology, The British Journal of Sociology, Journalism, Journalism Studies, and Media, Culture and Society.


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    Lecturer, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University