Nick Couldry, Sonia Livingstone, Tim Markham

Dept of Media and Communications  London School of Economics

October 2003-March 2006 Funded by the ESRC


Couldry, N., Livingstone, S. and Markham, T. (2007) Media Consumption and Public Engagement: Beyond the Presumption of Attention. 247 + xiv pp. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 1-4039- 8534-0 [reprinted in revised paperback edition February 2010 ISBN 978-0-230-24738-3]

Journal articles

Couldry, N. and Markham, T. (2008) ‘Troubled Closeness or Satisfied Distance? Researching Media Consumption and Public Connection’, Media Culture & Society 30(1): 5-22.

Livingstone, S. and Markham,  T. (2008) ‘The Contribution of Media consumption to Public Participation’, British Journal of Sociology 59(2): 351-371.

Markham, T. and Couldry, N. (2007) ‘Tracking the Reflexivity of the (Dis)engaged Citizen: Some Methodological Reflections’. Qualitative Inquiry 13(5): 675-695.

Couldry, N. and Markham, T. (2007) ‘Celebrity Culture and Public Connection: Bridge or Chasm’, International Journal of Cultural Studies, 10(4): 403-421. [reprinted in J. Gripsrud, G. Murdock, and A. Molander (eds.) The Public Sphere. Sage 2010.]

Couldry, N. and Markham, T. (2006) ‘Public Connection through Media Consumption: Between Oversocialisation and Desocialization?’, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 608 (1): 251-269.DOI 10.1177/0002716206292342

Couldry, N. (2006) ‘Culture and Citizenship: the Missing Link?’, European Journal of Cultural Studies, 9(3): 321-339.  

Couldry, N. and Langer, A. (2005) ‘Media Consumption and Public Connection: Towards a Typology of the Dispersed Citizen’, The Communication Review, 8(2): 237-258. [draws on a Pilot project 2001-2002, funded by STICERD]

Book chapters

Couldry, N. (2010) ‘Researching Digital (Dis)connection in the Age of Personalised Media’ in P. Golding and G. Murdock (eds) Unpacking Digital Dynamics: Participation, Control and Exclusion. Creskill,NJ: The Hampton Press, 105-124. [also draws on the related Pilot project]

Couldry, N., Livingstone, S. and Markham, T. (2007) ‘“Public Connection” and the Uncertain Norms of Media Consumption’ in F. Trentmann and K. Soper (eds) Citizenship and Consumption. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 104-120.[reprinted in Eastbound  (2009), issue 1, online journal]

Livingstone, S., Couldry, N., and Markham, T. (2007) in ‘Youthful steps towards civic participation: does the internet help?’ B. Loader (ed) Young Citizens in the Digital Age: Political Engagement, Young People and New Media. London: Routledge, 21-34.

Couldry, N., Livingstone, S. and Markham, T. (2007), ‘Connection or Disconnection? Tracking the Mediated Public Sphere in Everyday Life’ in R. Butsch (ed) Media and Public Spheres. New York:Palgrave Macmillan, 28-42.