Jonathan Cable

Jonathan Cable recently completed his PhD in Journalism Studies at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, and he holds an MA in Political Communication (with distinction) also from Cardiff.

During his time at Cardiff he has taught on a range of modules on both the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The modules he has taught on include: MA Political Communication; BA History of Mass Communications; BA Media and the Public Sphere; BA Understanding Journalism; BA Advertising and Consumer Culture, BA Media and Democracy and BA ‘Spin Unspun: Public Relations and the News Media’.

His PhD thesis entitled ‘Protest in Action: An examination of the production, media representation, and reflexivity of protest group communications strategies and protest tactics’ used content analysis, framing, interviews and ethnography to analyse the impact of the media and protest tactics of three different protest groups, and the affect these tactics had on their ability to publicise their key messages. It used the concept of political opportunity structures to explore the external influences on protest groups which guide the relative success and failure of these protest groups to reach their aims and goals.


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