Cristina Archetti is Professor in Political Communication and Journalism. She is author, among other works, of Understanding Terrorism in the Age of Global Media: A Communication Approach (Palgrave, 2012), Explaining News: National Politics and Journalistic Cultures in Global Context (Palgrave, 2010) and won the 2008 Denis McQuail Award for Innovating Communication Theory.
Her research interests are multidisciplinary and cover:
• Political Communication: The relationship between political leaders and journalists; the visual aspects of political campaigning; spin and media management; the impact of new communication technologies on diplomatic practice
• Journalism: International news; journalistic practices in different countries and urban ecologies; foreign correspondence in the 21st century
•Security: The role of the media in conflict, particularly in the phenomenon of international terrorism and extremism