Welcome to the Media Industries and Institutions Research Cluster!

This cluster brings together colleagues whose research focus on media industries (film, television and social media) and institutions. Particular interests include contemporary policy debates and issues, media audiences, digital culture and economies, historical and archival research, minority language media and the political economy of the media.


The cluster includes staff with considerable experience of grant application and successful award. Colleagues have been awarded research grants from the AHRC, British Academy, Leverhulme Trust, the EU, and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. There are applications in the pipeline which will be developed and nurtured by this group. Indeed, one of the main aims of this cluster will be to offer practical support in the writing and submission of these applications in addition to identifying new grant capture opportunities within the field.



Dr Jamie Medhurst, Reader in Media and Communication - Research Leader

Dr Stephanie Jones, Teaching Fellow in Film and Television

News and updates

An interesting and timely post from Angela Graham, Chair of the Institute of Welsh Affairs Media Policy Group, on academic research and media policy in Wales.


22-23 June 2017

Professor Justin Smith, Professor of Media Industries at the University of Portsmouth, will be in the Department to hold a research seminar on his current work. He will also be leading a workshop for the cluster on grant applications and impact in our field.


September 2017 [tbc]

Dr Rachel Moseley, Reader and Director of the Centre for Television History, Memory and Heritage at the University of Warwick, will be visting to hold a research seminar but also to lead a workshop in the area of memory and archival research.