Darren Kelsey

Darren Kelsey has a BA (Hons) in Journalism, Film and Broadcasting, MA in Political Communication, and a PhD in Journalism from the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC) at Cardiff University. He has co-ordinated modules on Journalism and Citizenship, Digital Generations, and Media Fandom at Bath Spa University and an MA Media Theory module at the University of Glamorgan.

Darren has also taught on the MA Political Communication, BA History of Mass Communication, BA Representations, BA Media Research Methods, BA Popular Culture and BA War, Politics and Propaganda modules at JOMEC. His PhD thesis provides a content analysis and Critical Discourse Analysis of the myth of the Blitz spirit in British newspaper responses to the July 7th bombings in London.

His forthcoming publications focus on discourse and identity in relation to social class, economics, war and responses to terrorism; scrutinising how the public are informed and represented when journalists use historical analogies, like the Second World War, to report on international and domestic conflicts. He has worked on other research projects that made significant contributions to media policy and community initiatives: a project at JOMEC, funded by the BBC Trust, analysed national news coverage of devolution and influenced how the BBC report devolved politics; another project, funded by the UK civil service, about British news coverage of young black men and boys provided research used to inform a government role modelling scheme across the UK.

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