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Reader in Journalism, City, University of London

Dr Glenda Cooper is the deputy head of the journalism department at City, University of London, and the author of Reporting Humanitarian Disasters in a Social Media Age (Routledge, 2018) and co-editor of Humanitarianism, Communications and Change (Peter Lang, 2015). In 2020 she and Professor Howard Tumber were awarded a British Academy Small Research Grant to research the work of Alistair Cooke, having gained the first permission to access both the Cooke family archives and the BBC archives into his work. She also works in the field of live journalism and is co-director of Contemporary Narratives Lab and News on Stage.
Prior to City she worked as a journalist and was the Guardian Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.


  • –present
    PhD student, City University London