Key publications authored by members of the Network.

Antonsich, M., Mavroudi, L., & Mihelj, S. (2016). Building inclusive nations in the age of migration. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 24(2), 156-176.

Balčytienė, A., Bajomi-Lázár, P., Stetka, V., & Sükösd M. (2015). Oligarchization, de-Westernization and vulnerability: media between democracy and authoritarianism in Central and Eastern EuropeJournal of Media, Cognition and Communication, 3(1), 119-141.

Ballatore, A., & Natale, S. (2016). E-readers and the death of the book: or, new media and the myth of the disappearing medium. New Media & Society, 18(10), 2379-2394.

Balbi, G., & Natale, S. (2015). The double birth of wireless: Italian radio amateurs and the interpretative flexibility of new media. Journal of Radio and Audio Media, 22(1), 26-41.

Belfiore, E. (2016). Cultural policy research in the real world: curating “impact”, facilitating “enlightenment”. Cultural Trends, 25(3), 205-216.

Belfiore, E. (2016). The arts and healing: The power of an idea. In S. Clift, & P. Camic (Eds.), Oxford textbook of creative arts, health and wellbeing: international perspectives on practice, policy and research (pp. 11-17). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Belfiore, E. (2015). ‘Impact’, ‘value’ and ‘bad economics’: Making sense of the problem of value in the arts and humanitiesArts and Humanities in Higher Education14(1), 95-110.

Belfiore, E., & Upchurch, A. (Eds.). (2013). Humanities in the twenty-first century: beyond utility and markets. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan

Belfiore, E., & Bennett, O. (2010). Beyond the “Toolkit Approach”: arts impact evaluation research and the realities of cultural policy‐makingJournal for Cultural Research14(2), 121-142.

Belfiore, E. (2009). On bullshit in cultural policy practice and research: notes from the British case. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 15(3), 343-359.

Bernáth, G., Messing, V. (2016). Infiltration of political meaning-production: security threat or humanitarian crisis? – The coverage of the refugee ‘crisis’ in the Austrian and Hungarian media in early autumn 2015. Budapest, Hungary: Center for Media, Data and Society.

Brouillette, A. et al. (2012). Hungarian Media Laws in Europe: An Assessment of the Consistency of Hungary’s Media Laws with European Practices and Norms. Budapest, Hungary: Center for Media, Data and Society.

Burgess, C., & Wring, D. (2017). Electoral posters in Britain. In C. Holtz-Bacha, & B. Johansson (Eds.), Political campaigning in the public space election posters around the globe. New York, NY: Springer.

Castello, E., & Mihelj, S. (2017). Selling and consuming the nation in the age of global capitalism. Journal of Consumer Culture, DOI: 10.1177/1469540517690570

Colombo, M., & Richardson, J.E. (2013). Continuity and change in populist anti-immigrant discourse in Italy: an analysis of Lega leaflets. Journal of Language and Politics, 12(2), 180-202.

Copsey, N., & Richardson, J.E. (2015). Cultures of post-war British fascism. London, UK: Routledge.

Coyer, K., and van Beek, J. (2016). The Past is Present: Community Media and Online Archiving and Content Sharing. Research publication and community media handbook as part of the Creative Approaches to Living Cultural Archives (CAPTCHA) research project. Budapest, Hungary: Center for Media, Data and Society.

Cross, S., & Wring, D. (2017). Political advertising in Britain. In M. Just, & C. Holtz-Bacha (Eds.), Routledge handbook of political advertising. New York, NY: Routledge.

Daddow, O., Corry, D., Norris, G., Diamond, P., Wring, D., Liddle, R., & Phythian, M. (2015) New Labour: witness history (featuring contributions from Special Advisors to Tony Blair and Gordon Brown as well as academic commentators). Contemporary British History, 27(1), 106-136

Deacon, D. N. (2012). A quietening effect?: The BBC and the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Media History, 18(2), 143-158.

Deacon D. N., Downey J., Stanyer J., & Wring D. (2015). Media coverage of the UK General Election 2015 (Reports 1-5). Retrieved from Loughborough University’s Communication Research Centre website:

Deacon, D., & Stanyer, J. (2015). Mediatization of or mediatization and: a response to Hepp et al., Media, Culture and Society, 37(4), 655-657.

Deacon, D., & Stanyer, J. (2014). Mediatization: key concept or conceptual bandwagon? Media, Culture and Society, 36(7), 1032-1044.

Deacon, D., & Wring, D. (2016). The UK Independence Party, populism and the British news media: competition, collaboration or containment?. European Journal of Communication, 31(2), 169-84.

Deacon, D. N., & Wring, D. J. (2015). Still life in the old attack dogs: the press. In P. Cowley, & D. Kavanagh The British General Election of 2015 (pp.302-336). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Deacon, D. N., & Wring, D. J. (2015). The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) and the British press: Integration, immigration and integrity. In G. Lachapelle, & P. J. Maarek (Eds.), Political parties in the Digital Age. The impact of new technologies in politics (pp.129-151). Berlin, DE: Walter de Gruyter

Deacon, D. N., & Wring, D. J. (2011). Reporting the 2010 General Election: old media, new media – old politics, new politics. In D. Wring, R. Mortimore, & S. Atkinson (Eds.), Political communication in Britain: the Leader debates, the campaign and the media in the 2010 General Election (pp.281-303), Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Deacon, D. N., Wring, D., Stanyer, J., & Downey, J. (2017). the media campaign: the issues and personalities who defined the election. In D. Wring, R. Mortimore, & S. Atkinson (Eds.), Political communication in Britain: polling, campaigning and media in the 2015 General Election (pp.183-196), Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Dobek-Ostrowska, B., Glowacki, M., Jakubowicz K., and Sükösd, M. (Eds.). (2010). Comparative Media Systems: European and Global Perspectives. Budapest, Hungary: Central European University Press.

Downey, J. (2017). For public communication: promises and perils of public engagementJavnost – The Public, 24(2), 173-185.

Downey, J. (2014). Flux and the public sphereMedia, Culture and Society, 36(3), 367-379.

Downey, J. (2012). The ‘sluice-gate’ public sphere and the national DNA database in the UKMedia Culture Society, 34, 439-456.

Downey, J., Deacon, D., Stanyer, J., & Wring, D. (2012) Reporting the Arab Spring. Report for the BBC Trust.

Downey, J., Mihelj, S., & König, T. (2012). Comparing public spheres: normative models and empirical measurementsEuropean Journal of Communication, 27(4), 337-353.

Downey, J., & Mihelj, S. (2012). Comparing public spheres: normative models and empirical measurements. European Journal of Communication, 27(4), 337-553

Downey, J., & Mihelj, S. (Eds). (2012). Central and Eastern European media in comparative perspective: politics, economy culture. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

Downey, J., & Stanyer, J. (2013) Exposing politicians’ peccadilloes in comparative context: explaining the frequency of political sex scandals in eight democracies using fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA). Political Communication, 30(3), 495-509.

Downey, J., Titley, G., & Toynbee, J. (2014) Ideology critique: the challenge for media studiesMedia, Culture and Society, 36(6), 878-887.

Downey, J., & Toynbee, J. (Accepted for publication). Ideology: towards renewal of a critical conceptMedia, Culture and Society, 38(8), 1261-1271.

Dragomir, M. (2018). Media Influence Matrix Slovakia – Research country report for Slovakia in the Center for Media, Data and Society’s Media Influence Matrix research project. Budapest, Hungary: Center for Media, Data and Society.

Gao, L., & Stanyer, J. (2014) Hunting Corrupt Officials Online. Human flesh search engines and the search for justice in China. Information Communication and Society, 17(7), 814-829.

Harmer, E., & Wring, D. (2013). Julie and the Cybermums: marketing and women voters in the UK 2010 General Election. Journal of Political Marketing, 12(2-3), 262-273.

Hladík, R., & Stetka, V. (2015). The powers that tweet: social media as news sources in the Czech Republic. Journalism Studies, 18(2), 154-174.

Jackson, D., Thorsen, E., & Wring, D. (2016 eds.) EU referendum analysis: media, voters and the campaign. Bournemouth, UK: Political Studies Association.

Jebril, N., Loveless, M., & Stetka, V. (2015). Media and democratisation: challenges for an emerging sub-field. Medijske Studije, 6(11), 84-98.

Klimkiewicz, B. (Ed.). (2010). Media Freedom and Pluralism: Media Policy Challenges in the Enlarged Europe. Budapest, Hungary: Central European University Press.

Lilleker, D., Tenscher, J., & Stetka, V. (2015). Towards hypermedia campaigning? Perceptions of new media’s importance for campaigning by party strategists in comparative perspective.  Information, Communication & Society, 18(7), 747–765.

Machin, D., & Richardson, J.E. (2012). Discourses of unity and purpose in the sounds of fascist music: a multimodal approach. Critical Discourse Studies [special issue on critical analysis of musical discourse], 9(4), 329-346.

Merkovity, H., & Wring, D. (Eds.). (2014). Political communication and democratic transitions in post-communist Europe [Special issue]. Central European Journal of Communication, 7(2).

Mihelj, S. (2015). Audience history as a history of ideas: towards a transnational history. European Journal of Communication, 30(1), 22-35

Mihelj, S. (2014). Understanding socialist television: concepts, methods, objects. VIEW: Journal of European Television History and Culture, 3(5), 7-16

Mihelj, S. (2014). The persistence of the past: memory, generation and the Iron Curtain. Contemporary European History, 23(3), 447-468

Mihelj, S. (2017). Memory, post-socialism and the media: nostalgia and beyond. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 20(3).

Mihelj, S. (2011). Media nations: communicating belonging and exclusion in the modern world. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Mihelj, S., & Huxtable, S. (2016). The challenge of flow: state socialist television between revolutionary time and everyday time. Media, Culture & Society, 38(3), 332-348.

Mihelj, S., & Huxtable, S. (2016). The politics of privacy on state socialist television. International Journal of Communication 10, 2238-2257.

Mihelj, S., Van Zoonen, L., & Vis, F. (2011). Cosmopolitan communication on-line: YouTube responses to the Anti-Islam Film Fitna. British Journal of Sociology, 62(4), 613-632.

Natale, S. (2016). Supernatural entertainments: Victorian spiritualism and the rise of modern media culture. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press.

Natale, S. (2016). There are no old media. Journal of Communication, 66(4), 586-603.

Natale, S. (2016). Unveiling the biographies of media: on the role of narratives, anecdotes and storytelling in the construction of new media’s histories. Communication Theory, 26(4), 431–449.

Natale, S. (2012). Photography and communication media in the Nineteenth Century. History of Photography 36(4): 451-56.

Natale, S., & Ballatore, A. (2014). The web will kill them all: new media, digital utopia, and political struggle in the Italian 5-star movement. Media, Culture & Society, 36(1), 105-121.

Natale, S., & Balbi, G. (2014). Media and the imaginary in history: the role of the fantastic in different stages of media change. Media History, 20(2), 203-218.

Pfoser, A. (2017) Nested peripheralisation: the remaking of the east-west border in the Russian-Estonian borderlandEast European Politics and Societies, 31(1), 26-43

Pfoser, A. (2015) Between security and mobility: negotiating a hardening border regime in the Russian-Estonian borderland. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41(10), 1684-1702

Pfoser, A. (2014) Between Russia and Estonia: narratives of place in a new borderland. Nationalities Papers, 42(2), 269-285.

Richardson, J.E., Krzyżanowski, M., Machin, D., & Wodak, R. (2014). Advances in critical discourse studies. London, UK: Routledge.

Richardson, J.E. (2016). Recontextualisation and fascist music. In L. C. S. Way, & S. McKerrell (Eds.). Music as multimodal discourse: semiotics, power and protest (pp. 71-94). London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic. Richardson, J. E. (2015). ‘Cultural Marxism’ and the British National Party: a transnational discourse. In N. Copsey, & J. E. Richardson (Eds.), Cultures of post-war British fascism (pp.202-226). London, UK: Routledge.

Richardson, J.E. & Colombo, M. (2012). Identité nationale et insécurité dans le discours anti-immigration: une analyse de la propagande visuelle du front national. Le discours et la langue: revue de linguistique française et d’analyse du discours, 3(1), 119-136.

Savigny, H., & Wring, D. (Eds.). (2013). The UK 2010 General Election [Special Issue]. Journal of Political Marketing, 12 (2-3).

Skey, M., & Antonsich, M. (Eds.). (2017). Everyday nationhood: theorising belonging, culture & identity after banal nationalism, London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Skey, M., Kyriakidou, M., McCurdy, P., & Uldam, J. (2016). Staging and engaging with media events: A study of the 2014 Eurovision song contest.International Journal of Communication, 10, 3381-3399.

Skey, M. (2015). ‘What nationality he is doesn’t matter a damn!’ International football, mediated identities and conditional cosmopolitanismNational Identities17(3), 271-287.

Skey, M. (2015). ‘Mindless markers of the nation’: The routine flagging of nationhood across the visual environmentSociology, 51(2), 274-289.

Skey, M. (2014). The mediation of nationhood: communicating the world as a world of nations. Communication Theory24(1), 1-20.

Skey, M. (2013). What does it mean to be cosmopolitan? An examination of the varying meaningfulness and commensurability of everyday ‘cosmopolitan’practices. Identities20(3), 235-252.

Skey, M. (2012). We need to talk about cosmopolitanism: The challenge of studying openness towards other people. Cultural Sociology6(4), 471-487.

Stanyer, J., & Mihelj, S. (2016). Taking time seriously? Theorizing and researching change in communication and media studies. Journal of Communication, 66(2), 266-279

Stanyer, J. (2013). Intimate politics: publicity, privacy and the personal lives of politicians in media-saturated democracies. Cambridge, UK: Polity.

Stanyer, J., Deacon, D., Downey, J., & Wring, D. (2014). BBC Coverage of Rural Areas in the UK. Report for the BBC Trust.

Stetka, V. (2015). The rise of oligarchs as media owners. In J. Zielonka (Ed.), Media and politics in new democracies. Europe in a comparative perspective (pp. 85-98). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Stetka, V. (2014) The watchdogs that only bark? Media and political accountability. In M. Głowacki, E. Lauk, & A. Balcytiene, (Eds.), Journalism that matters. Views from Central and Eastern Europe (pp. 35-60). New York, NY: Peter Lang

Stetka, V., & Mazák, J. (2014) Whither slacktivism? Political engagement and social media use in the 2013 Czech Parliamentary Elections. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 8(3), doi: 10.5817/CP2014-3-7

Stetka, V., & Vochocová, L. (2014) A dialogue of the deaf, or communities of debate? The use of Facebook in the 2013 Czech Parliamentary Elections campaign. Teorija in Praksa, 51(6),1361-1380.

Valcke, P., Sukosd, M., Picard, R. (Eds.). (2015). Media Pluralism and Diversity – Concepts, Risks and Global Trends. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

van Aelst, P., Aalberg, T., Strömbäck, J.,  de Vreese, C., Esser, F., Hopmann, D N., van Aelst, P., Berganza, R., Hube, N. Legnante, G., Reinemann, C., Salgado, S., Sheafer, T., & Stanyer, J., (2017). Political communication in a high –choice media environment:  a challenge for democracy? Annals of the International Communication Association, (41)1, 3–27.

Van Zoonen, L., & Wring, D. (2012). Trends in political television fiction in the UK: themes, characters and narratives, 1965-2009. Media Culture and Society, 34(3), 263-279.

Vochocova, L., Stetka, V., & J. Mazak (2015). Good girls don’t comment on politics? Gendered character of online political participation in the Czech Republic. Information, Communication & Society,19(10), 1321-1339.

Wilkin, P., Dencik, L. & Bognar, E. (2015). Digital Activism and Hungarian Media Reform: The Case of Milla. European Journal of Communication. DOI: 10.1177/0267323115595528

Wring, D , Mortimore, R., & Atkinson, S. (Eds.). (2017). Political communication in Britain: polling, campaigning and media in the 2015 General Election. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Wring, D. (2017). The “Anglicization” of political campaigning. Journal of Political Marketing.

Wring, D., & Ward, S. (2015). Exit velocity: the media election. Parliamentary Affairs, 68, 224-240

Wring, D. (2012). It’s just business: the political economy of the hacking scandal, Media Culture and Society, 34(5), 631-636

Wring, D. (2012). Democratic participation: some reflections and comments, briefing paper for sustainable communities working group. Report for Broxtowe Borough Council.

Wring, D., Grill, C., Merkovity, H., & Deacon, D. (2017). Populist parties and their messages. In C. Holtz-Bacha, E. Novelli, & K. Rafter (Eds.), Political advertising in Europe: the 2014 European campaign. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Wodak, R., & Richardson, J.E. (2013). Analysing fascist discourse: European fascism in talk and text. London, UK: Routledge.