Completed his PhD, Food Scares and News Media: A Case Study Approach to Science and Risk in the News, in 1999 at London Guildhall University.
Dr. Jeremy Collins is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at London Metropolitan University. He completed his PhD, ‘Food Scares and News Media: A Case Study Approach to Science and Risk in the News’, in 1999 at London Guildhall University. He has taught modules in media and communications theory and history, communication ethics, promotional media and research methods, and is course leader for the MA Communications Management. He is also external examiner for the BA Media programme at Liverpool Hope University. His research interests include the sociology of news production and news management; media representations of science; risk communication; journalism and media ethics; and popular culture. He has published book chapters and journal articles on various topics including food scares, the public sphere limits of service journalism, general election news management techniques, public perceptions of mobile phone risks, moral panics around drugs, news media constructions of ‘media effects’, and the comedy of Chris Morris. He lives in the London borough of ‘Awesomestow’ and follows a football team which is not only the oldest league club in the world, but also the one ‘most likely to make their fans miserable’ (Guardian, 6 January 2007).
Teaching and interests
- BA (Hons) Media Practice
- The sociology of news production and news management
- Media representation of science
- Risk communication
- Journalism and media ethics
- Popular culture
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