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Pluralist public sphere or elitist closed circle? Elite-driven agendas and contributor 'chemistry' as determinants of pundit choice on a flagship BBC politics show. (2021)
Book Chapter
MORRISON, J. 2022. Pluralist public sphere or elitist closed circle? Elite-driven agendas and contributor 'chemistry' as determinants of pundit choice on a flagship BBC politics show. In Morrison, J., Birks, J. and Berry, M. (eds.) The Routledge companion to political journalism. Abingdon: Routledge [online], Chapter 36, pages 383-393. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429284571-36

Since BBC1’s Politics Live discussion show launched in 2018, it has been characterised by an accessible and chatty, if sometimes highly involved, discursive style more native to podcasts than conventional daytime television. The programme attempted t... Read More about Pluralist public sphere or elitist closed circle? Elite-driven agendas and contributor 'chemistry' as determinants of pundit choice on a flagship BBC politics show..

Scotland and period poverty: a case study of activists' media and political agenda-setting. (2021)
Book Chapter
MCKAY, F. 2022. Scotland and period poverty: a case study of activists' media and political agenda-setting. In Morrison, J., Birks, J. and Berry, M. (eds.) The Routledge companion to political journalism. Abingdon: Routledge [online], Chapter 38, pages 404-413. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429284571-38

Grassroots-led global social movements have become increasingly prominent on mainstream media and political agendas. In Scotland, several of these have resulted in significant policy change, including the period poverty movement, which addresses ineq... Read More about Scotland and period poverty: a case study of activists' media and political agenda-setting..

From community to commerce? Analytics, audience 'engagement' and how local newspapers are renegotiating news values in the age of pageview-driven journalism. (2020)
Book Chapter
MORRISON, J. 2020. From community to commerce? Analytics, audience 'engagement' and how local newspapers are renegotiating news values in the age of pageview-driven journalism. In Gulyas, A. and Baines, D. Routledge companion to local media and journalism. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 30. Available from: https://www.routledge.com/9780815375364

Local newspapers were once bastions of their communities – reporting everything from church fetes to factory closures and speaking truth to power to councillors and business leaders. But growing competition from online media, combined with advertisin... Read More about From community to commerce? Analytics, audience 'engagement' and how local newspapers are renegotiating news values in the age of pageview-driven journalism..

Pluralism or partisanship? Calibrating punditry on BBC2’s Politics Live. (2019)
Book Chapter
MORRISON, J. 2019. Pluralism or partisanship? Calibrating punditry on BBC2’s Politics Live. In Jackson, D., Thorsen, E., Lilleker, D. and Weidhase, N. (eds.) UK election analysis 2019: media, voters and the campaign: early reflections from leading academics. Bournemouth: Centre for Comparative Politics and Media Research [online], chapter 7, section 65, page 98. Available from: http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33165/

What should pluralistic punditry look like in a multi-party parliamentary democracy? How should a state-owned broadcaster's flagship political show populate its panels before elections to guarantee balance between Left, Right and Centre, eliminate pe... Read More about Pluralism or partisanship? Calibrating punditry on BBC2’s Politics Live..

Online news audiences as co-authors? (2018)
Book Chapter
MORRISON, J.G. 2018. Online news audiences as co-authors? The extent and limits of collaborative citizen-professional journalism on newspaper comment threads. In Višnovský, J. and Radošinská, J. (eds.) Social media and journalism: trends, connections, implications. London: IntechOpen [online], chapter 2, pages 13-33. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.77098

Recent research has demonstrated how comment threads published beneath online news articles are being transformed into fluid interfaces between professional journalists, their work and their audiences. Today's audience-members are not only able to re... Read More about Online news audiences as co-authors?.

Invisible enemies, wars without winners: when 'khaki elections' fail. (2017)
Book Chapter
MORRISON, J. 2017. Invisible enemies, wars without winners: when 'khaki elections' fail. In Thorsen, E., Jackson, D. and Lilleker, D. (eds.) UK election analysis 2017: media, voters and the campaign; early reflections from leading academics. Poole: Bournemouth University Centre for the study of journalism, culture and community [online], page 86. Available from: http://bit.ly/UKElectionAnalysis2017_Thorsen-Jackson-and-Lilleker_v1

This article argues that, in the aftermath of the Manchester and London terror attacks, a concerted attempt was made by Theresa May and her senior ministers to re-frame the coming contest as a 'khaki election', which conflated ongoing concerns about... Read More about Invisible enemies, wars without winners: when 'khaki elections' fail..

Break-point for Brexit? (2016)
Book Chapter
MORRISON, J. 2016. Break-point for Brexit? How UKIP's image of 'hate' set race discourse reeling back decades. In Jackson, D., Thorsen, E. and Wring, D. (eds.) EU referendum analysis 2016: media, voters and the campaign: early reflections from leading UK academics. Poole: Bournemouth University, centre for the study of journalism, culture and community [online], pages 66-67. Available from: http://bit.ly/EUReferendumAnalysis2016_Jackson-Thorsen-and-Wring_v1

This article argues that the Grassroots Out Breaking Point poster was the crystallisation of a moral panic narrative framed around negative stereotypes of foreigners that had echoes of similarly racialized moral panics of the 1960s and 1970s. The pos... Read More about Break-point for Brexit?.

Blot on the landscape: how Brighton and Hove kept the progressive dream alive. (2015)
Book Chapter
MORRISON, J. 2015. Blot on the landscape: how Brighton and Hove kept the progressive dream alive. In Jackson, D. and Thorsen, E. (eds.) UK election analysis 2015: media, voters and the campaign: early reflections from leading UK academics. Poole: Bournemouth University, centre for the study of journalism, culture and community [online], pages 58-59. Available from: http://www.electionanalysis.uk/uk-election-analysis-2015/section-4-the-nations/blot-on-the-landscape-how-brighton-and-hove-kept-the-progressive-dream-alive/

The distinctive three-marginal nature of Brighton and Hove had made it a focus of Labour's 'ground-war' in the months running up to 7 May 2015. Given the city's status as Britain's leading Green stronghold (until 48 hours after the general election,... Read More about Blot on the landscape: how Brighton and Hove kept the progressive dream alive..

Armchair auditing and the great town hall transparency swindle. (2014)
Book Chapter
MORRISON, J. 2014. Armchair auditing and the great town hall transparency swindle. In Charles, A. The end of journalism 2.0: industry, technology and politics. Oxford: Peter Lang [online], pages 153-170. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3726/978-3-0353-0563-0

Britain's coalition government has preached an awful lot about local trans- parency. Within weeks of the Conservatives entering their uneasy alliance with the Liberal Democrats in May 2010, the new administration's Pooterish Communities Secretary, Er... Read More about Armchair auditing and the great town hall transparency swindle..

Claims-makers versus counter claims-makers: new sites of civic conflict in the construction and contestation of moral panic narratives through online newspaper discussion-threads. (2013)
Book Chapter
MORRISON, J. 2013. Claims-makers versus counter claims-makers: new sites of civic conflict in the construction and contestation of moral panic narratives through online newspaper discussion-threads. In Scullion, R., Gerodimos, R., Jackson, D. and Lilleker, D. (eds.) The media, political participation and empowerment. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 11, pages 142-157. Available from: https://www.routledge.com/The-Media-Political-Participation-and-Empowerment/Scullion-Gerodimos-Jackson-Lilleker/p/book/9780415633499

Technological, cultural and economic forces are transforming political communication, posing challenges and opportunities for politicians and media organisations, while at the same time many governments and civil society express concerns about the ex... Read More about Claims-makers versus counter claims-makers: new sites of civic conflict in the construction and contestation of moral panic narratives through online newspaper discussion-threads..