Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts

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Personal profile

Biography

Chris joined Roehampton in 2004 having previoulsy taught at Lancaster University 2002 - 2004.

His research and teaching include broadcast news media and journalism; current affairs broadcasting and journalism; Media, Journalism and Politics; Representations of class identity; Political Economy; Discourse andCritical Discourse Analysis.

Roles and Responsibilities

Curriculum design and development

Module development and delivery

Supervision of dissertations at BA, MA

Research and publication

Chris is also the First Year Tutor for the Journalism BA degree and was previously the Admissions tutor for Media and Culture.

Research interests

Chris' main area of interest is Television News and Current Affairs. His PhD was entitled:The Appropriation of Dramatic television elements in Contemporary British Current Affairs Broadcasting: Narrative, Characterisation, and the presence of Primary Definers. A Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) of Panorama’s Coverage of the 2003 Iraq War.

Chris is currently undertaking research in the area of journalism and Political Economy; News and Current Affairs coverage of the Global Financial Crisis [GFC]. He is also interested in media representation(s) of class;

Cultural Studies

Expertise

News and current affairs television: News, war and conflict; The epistemology of the "Political Correspondent"; Discourse and Critical Discourse Analysis [CDA]; Cultural Studies

Research projects

PhD (completed, examined and awarded - February 2019) :The Appropriation of Dramatic television elements in Contemporary British Current Affairs Broadcasting: Narrative, Characterisation, and the presence of Primary Definers. A Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) of Panorama’s Coverage of the 2003 Iraq War.

As of January 2021, Chris is working on research in the area of the media/political nexus. Working title: The Epistemology of the Political Correspondent

Media representation(s) of the Global Financial Crisis; 

Professional affiliations

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Member of the Centre for Research in Film and Audiovisual Cultures (CRFAC)
Member of the British Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA)
Member of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
Member of Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Teaching

News Media and Web Journalism [Year 1]

Journalism; Media and Politics [Year 2]

Television Journalism [Year 3]

Communications and Culture - Theories and Approaches [MA]

Critical Discourse Analysis; News Journalism and "The Public Sphere" [General]

Education/Academic qualification

30 Sep 20085 May 2017

Award Date: 15 Feb 2019

University of Liverpool

1 Sep 199630 Jun 1999

Award Date: 30 Jun 1999

External positions

External Examiner MA Digital Journalism | Middlesex University, Middlesex University

1 Jun 2021 → …

External Examiner - MA Journalism; MA Media and Communication - University of Teeside

1 Sep 201430 Sep 2018