CRCC Member Natalie-Anne Hall publishes book on Brexit, Facebook, and Transnational Right-Wing Populism

The 2016 “Brexit” referendum heralded an age in which disinformation and divisive messaging spread on social media play a significant role in politics. The world is still grappling with how to deal with the impact of this on the health of democracy and society. While the majority of research in this area has focused on […]

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Europe Votes: CRCC hosted a high-profile event on European Elections

The CRCC’s Political Communication strand recently hosted a two-day event at the Houses of Parliament and Loughborough London. The event formed part of a European Union funded European Elections Monitoring Center (EEMC) project devoted to creating the first ever continental wide archive of electoral advertising covering all 28 member states and currently holding nearly 15000 […]

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Sportswashing: Manging state relations and reputations through associations with sport  

A one-day symposium hosted by the Centre for Research in Communication & Culture, Loughborough University   Wednesday 29th May, 2024: 0900-1700  Loughborough University, London Campus, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, The Broadcast Centre Here East, Lesney Ave, London E20 3BS  Sportswashing is a neologism that has become a mainstay of Western media reporting in the last few […]

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CRCC Member Awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant for studying social care in the UK

Dr. Anthony Kevins, a CRCC member and Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at Loughborough University, has been awarded a prestigious British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant to study social care preferences in the UK. Dr. Naomi Lightman, Associate Professor of Sociology at Toronto Metropolitan University, is the co-investigator on the project.  Ageing populations, limited infrastructure […]

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CRCC scholar publishes book “Communications in Turkey and the Ottoman Empire-A Critical History”

While there is a wealth of studies that attempted to de-westernise and de-colonise media and communication studies, their impact on historical thinking and writing has been minimal. However, the core of West-centrism is historical; its normative assumptions rely on a history that is written with the Global South in absentia. To overcome the West-centric imperial […]

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CRCC supports research to improve evidence-gathering when reporting domestic and sexual violence to the police

In our latest post, Dr Emma Richardson discusses how research using conversation analysis (CA) helps us understand ‘evidential difficulties’ in crime reporting of gender-based violence. According to official data, the impact of violence against women and girls in the UK and beyond is pervasive. For example, in the year ending March 2020, 78% of investigations […]

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CRCC to host “Bridging Divides with Communication Research” international symposium on 14 June

On the 14th of June 2023, the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture at Loughborough University will host an international symposium on “Bridging divides with communication research”. The event will be held from 2pm to 6pm at the Hazlerigg Council Chamber and will be open to all members of staff and students at Loughborough […]

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CRCC scholars establish a novel approach to healthcare and end-of-life communication training

RealTalk, the groundbreaking educational tool for health care practitioners has been licensed to Treetops Hospice ensuring long-term high-quality communication care to patients and their families. The CRCC is proud to spotlight impactful work conducted by our research community members here at Loughborough University and beyond. We are especially excited about recent developments in the work […]

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CRCC to co-host international workshop on pandemic communication and populism in June 2023

The Centre for Research in Communication and Culture is pleased to co-host an international workshop on pandemic communication and populism, to be held at Loughborough University on 12-13 June 2023. You can submit your abstract until 15 January 2023. As the COVID-19 pandemic disappears from the headlines and attention turns to new political crises, it […]

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