Westminster TalesThe Transformation of Political Journalism. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan (in preparation) with J. Curran & J. Petley Culture Wars: the media and the British Left (new and revised edition) London, Routledge 2018

Live from Africa: a handbook for African Radio Journalists. Institute for War and Peace Reporting 2007


Environmentalismwith Curran, J & Petley, J. Culture Wars: the media and the British Left. Edinburgh University Press 2006

with Barnett, S. Westminster Tales: the 21st Century Crisis in Political Journalism. Continuum 2001

with G. Chapman et al. Environmentalism and the Mass Media: The North/South Divide. Routledge 1997

with Aldridge, J. In the Best Interests of the Child: Culture, Identity and Transracial Adoption. Free Association Books 1986


  • 2014 – Free and Fair? The Media and the 2014 Malawi General Election, the Institute for War and
  • Peace Reporting, London, commissioned by USAid & UK Dept. for International Development
  • 2012 – with Ramsey G & Barnett S. From Callaghan to Credit Crunch: Changing Trends in British Television News 1975-2009 for Leverhulme Trust
  • 2012 – with Thomas, L. Policy Brief: The UNESCO potential centres of excellence in journalism education programme and the opportunities for African-UK educational partnerships, UNESCO UK
  • 2011 – with Arogundale, L. & Oakeshott, V. Report: Nigerian Election Support Programme for Institute for War and Peace Reporting commissioned by the International Republican Institute, Washington DC
  • 2008 – with Thomas, L. Developing Media Risk Planning for the HFEA (commissioned by theHuman Fertilisation and Embryology Authority), Centre for International Media Analysis, University of Bedfordshire, UK.
  • 2008 – with Lay, S. & Thomas, L. Mapping Ethnic Minority Media in London (commissioned by the Office of the Mayor of London), Centre for International Media Analysis, University of Bedfordshire, UK.
  • 2008 — with Seymour E. British Television News Coverage of the War in Lebanon for Britain, Israel Communications and Research Centre
  • 2004 – Driven to Distraction: the media and the introduction of congestion charging,(commissioned by the Office of the Mayor of London) Journalism Research Unit, Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • 2002 – Making an Impact: the local promotion of electoral issues, commissioned and published by the Electoral Commission
  • 2001 – with Seymour E. & Barnett S. From Callaghan to Kosovo: Changing Trends in British Television News 1975-2000, University of Westminster, commissioned by the Independent Television Commission and the BBC
  • 2001 – Television and radio: a best practice guide report, commissioned by the Economic and Social Research Council
  • 1999 – How to Improve Survey response rates: a guide for Interviewers on the Doorstep Video and Handbook in Interviewing for the National Centre for Social Research London, Sage


  • 2018 – It might be true but is it ‘the truth’? New Challenges for Broadcasters and Regulators in Journalism Practice (in print)
  • 2018 – Politics and the media in Australia and the United Kingdom: parallels and contrasts in Media Australia International (in print)
  • 2016 – Twitter: a useful tool for studying elections? in Convergence: the International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, vol. 23, 6: pp. 603-626
  • 2016 – Is There Still a ‘Crisis in Public Communication’ (if there ever was one)? The UK Experience Journalism, Theory, Practice and Criticism Vol 17, Issue 5, pp636 -651
  • 2015 – (with McCrory, S) Spinning on a cleaner cycle: how media management became ‘respectable’ under the UK’s coalition government in Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies Vol. 4 No 2
  • 2014 – (with Lora-Kayambazinthu, E.) Whose Media, Whose Agenda? Monitoring the Malawi 2014 Tripartite Elections in African Journalism Studies Volume 35 (3) 106-114
  • 2014 – The Othering of ‘Red Ed’ or How the Daily Mail ‘Framed’ the British Labour Leader in The Political Quarterly, Vol. 85, No. 4, 471-479
  • 2014 – (with Margaretten, M.) The Crisis in Public Communication and the Pursuit of Authenticity: An Analysis of the Twitter Feeds of Scottish MPs 2008–2010 in Parliamentary Affairs Vol. 67 No 2, 1-23
  • 2014 – (with Phillips. A) Practising What We Preach: the role of practice in media degrees—and journalism teaching in particular Journal of Media Practice published Online March 2014 (originally published Vol 1, No1, 2000, 49-54)
  • 2013 – The ‘hollowed-out election’ or where did all the policy go?  Journal of Political Marketing Vol. 12 No 2/3, 211-225
  • 2013 – The Lobby in transition: what the MPs’ expenses scandal revealed about the changing relationship between politicians and the Press in Media History Vol. 19 No 1 45-58
  • 2012 – Rupert and the ‘three card trope’ – what you see ain’t necessarily what you get in Media Culture and Society (2012) Vol. 34 No 5, 637-646
  • 2009 – The Slow Death of the Westminster Lobby: the impact of the MPs Expenses Scandal on Political Journalism British Politics Vol. 4 No. 4, 478-497
  • 2009 – (with Seymour E. & Thomas L.) Is the BBC biased? The Corporation and the Coverage of the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah War Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism Vol. 10 No 2 239-259
  • 2009 – Exploring the paradox of liberal democracy: more political communications equals less public trust The Political Quarterly Vol. 80 No. 1 84-91
  • 2008 – Government by spin: an analysis of the process Contemporary Politics, published online April 2008 (originally published Vol 5, No 3, 1999, 263-275)
  • 2007 – Too much of a good thing: the ‘problem’ of political communications in a mass media democracy Journal of Public Affairs Vol.7, No.3, 219–234
  • 2006 – Gaber, I. Dislocated and Distracted: Media, Parties and the Voters in the 2005
  • General Election Campaign British Politics, Vol. 1 No. 3, 344-36


  • 2017 – The Tory Targeting of Miliband in Wring, D. et al (eds) Political Communications: the 2015 Election Basingstoke, Palgrave-Macmillan
  • 2017 – Long Live the Wisdom of the Phone-in Crowd in UK Election Analysis 2017: Media, Voters and the Campaign. Thorsen, T. et al (eds) Bournemouth University and the Political Studies Association
  • 2017 – Did the BBC fail its Brexit balancing act? In Mair, J et al (eds) Brexit Trump and the Media Abramis Academic pp 249 – 255
  • 2016 – Bending Over Backwards: the BBC and the Brexit campaign in EU Referendum Analysis 2016: Media, Voters and the Campaign: Early reflections from leading UK academics. Edited by Jackson, D, Thorsen, E & Wring, D. Bournemouth, Political Studies Association and Bournemouth University
  • 2016 (with O’Connor James, C.) – The Battle for Brighton: the view from cyberspace in Lilleker. D. (ed) Political Marketing 2015 Basingstoke, Palgrave-Macmillan
  • 2015 – The ‘Tory Press’ Rides Again in UK Election Analysis 2015: Media, Voters and the Campaign, Early reflections from leading UK academics Jackson, D. & Thorsen, E. (eds), Bournemouth, Centre for the Study of Journalism, Community and Culture
  • 2013 – Three cheers for subjectivity: or the crumbling of the seven pillars of traditional journalistic wisdom. updated chapter in The End of Journalism? (second edition) Charles A and Stewart G. (eds.) Oxford, Peter Lang
  • 2013 – The many faces of Rupert Murdoch as revealed by his evidence to the UK’s Leveson Inquiry into the Cultures. Ethics and Practices of the Press in Gordon J & Rowinski P Br(e)aking the News: the future of journalism Oxford, Peter Lang
  • 2013 – Two and a Half Cheers for Leveson in Keeble R. L & Mair J (eds.) After Leveson: the Future of British Journalism Bury St.Edmunds Abramis
  • 2012 – Not Just the Murdoch Press in The phone hacking scandal: journalism on trial (Second Edition) eds. Keeble R. L & Mair J Bury St .Edmunds Abramis
  • 2012 – Moment of truth: what hackgate tells us about the changing relations between the media and politics in The phone hacking scandal: journalism on trial, eds. Keeble R. L & Mair J Bury St .Edmunds Abramis
  • 2011 – The Transformation of Campaign reporting the 2010 General Election, evolution or revolution in Political Communication in Britain eds. Wring D Mortimore R and Atkinson, Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2011 – Peering Nervously into the Future in S. Gunn (ed.) So You Want to be a Political Journalist London, Biteback Publishing
  • 2010 – Three cheers for subjectivity: or the crumbling of the seven pillars of traditional journalistic wisdom in The End of Journalism? Charles A and Stewart G. (eds.) Oxford, Peter Lang
  • 2009 – with (Thomas, L.) Getting it right: UK Television News Coverage of the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah war, in Marsden L and Savigny H (eds.) Media, Religion and Conflict, Farnham, Ashgate