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Karin Wahl-Jorgensen

Professor, School of Journalism, Media and Culture; University Dean of Research Environment and Culture, Cardiff University

I am currently serving as University Dean of Research Environment and Culture. In this role, I'm working on enhancing an inclusive, collaborative and creative research environment at Cardiff University.

As a researcher, I'm focused on the relationship between citizenship, media and emotion - and how it is affected by rapid technological change and innovation. As Director of Researcher for the Centre for Community Journalism, I've recently carried out extensive research on the experiences of community journalists, including in the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, I am working on research projects on right-wing populist media and misinformation.

I have written five books; Emotions, Media and Politics (Polity Press, 2018), Digital Citizenship in a Datafied Society (Polity Press, 2018, co-authored with Arne Hintz and Lina Dencik), 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).

I have edited an additional five books, including Handbook of Journalism Studies (Routledge, with Thomas Hanitzsch - second edition 2020, first edition 2009) and Mediated Citizenship (Routledge, 2007). I have published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters.


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