Journalism Media and Performance

Research into digital news media and the future of journalism, the cultural impact of music, television and sport, and the analysis of European cinema are just some of the areas of activity where team members are involved in ground-breaking projects.

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The School of Journalism, Media and Performance (JMP) is a large school with a wide range of research groupings and projects in the areas of film and media, fine artmusic, dance and performance, and culture, media and communications.

Research within the School embraces both theory and creative practice and the profile of researchers and research students comprises an exciting mixture of creative practitioners and theorists whose interactions and collaborations create a stimulating environment within which to create and disseminate internationally significant and world leading research, with tangible real-world impact.

Many JMP researchers have well established links to industry forged in collaborative projects with on-line and print media organisations, film and music industry bodies, community arts and the professional stage. Many researchers within the School are active practitioners maintaining parallel professional careers within the creative industries.

Interdisciplinary collaboration is characteristic of research within the School and interdisciplinarity is also embedded in the work of individual researchers.


The impact of our research is felt at a local, regional, national and international levels. Creative projects have been developed to benefit the wellbeing of individuals and communities. Our researchers have well developed links with UK industrial and institutional organisation in the fields of music, media and journalism. 
Many of the research groupings within the School have an international scope, including:

To find out more about research in Journalism, Media and Culture at UCLan, contact Dr. Les Gillon, Tel: +44 (0)1772 8908 / Email:

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