The Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community brings together two research groups – the Journalism Research Group and the Narrative Research Group – from within the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University.
Researchers affiliated to the Centre represent a diverse array of interests and expertise, spanning the fields of journalism, narrative, literature, media and cultural theory.
Several collaborative projects – both internal and external – involve colleagues and research students in the pursuit of topics that effectively blend academic and professional concerns.
The Centre provides an organisational structure for these activities, including the preparation of funding bids, publications, seminars, workshops, and conferences.
It also aims to ensure the future development of research proceeds in a strategically informed way, providing support for individual researchers and encouraging new initiatives.
The Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community was launched in 2009, originally as the Centre for Journalism and Communication Research, before adopting its new title in 2014. Its founding Director was Professor Stuart Allan (2009-2014), and the current Director is Professor Bronwen Thomas.