Max Pettigrew

Max Pettigrew is a lecturer in Media Communications at Bath Spa University where he teaches on the Media, Power and Audiences module.  He has a BA in Criminology from Solent University, an MA in Political Communication from City University and a PhD in Journalism Studies from Cardiff University. 

During his PhD he taught on several modules in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC) at Cardiff University.  The subjects covered in these modules included the history of mass communication, research methods, representations of race, nation and identity, cultural agency, youth and media, as well as language, media and manipulation.  His PhD analysed the impact of anti-terrorism legislation and censorship, namely the British broadcasting ban (1988-94), on the British news media during the Northern Ireland conflict.  It explored British newspaper representations of the British government’s introduction and lifting of the broadcasting ban and revealed the conflicts inside and outside the British media during the period when the Northern Ireland conflict was shifting into the Northern Ireland peace process.

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