Dr Mike Berry is a Lecturer at Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.
After completing his Bsc at Bath 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. Recently he has been working on projects funded by the NSPCC and London Inclusion.
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.
His recent publications include More Bad News from Israel (Pluto, 2011), and Terrorism, Elections and Democracy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). He is currently completing research looking at media coverage and public understanding of the financial crisis.