Media@LSE MSc Dissertation Series

This is a selection of the best dissertations authored by students from our MSc programmes.

These MSc dissertations have been selected by the editor and deputy editor of the Media@LSE Working Paper Series and consequently, are not the responsibility of the Working Paper Series Editorial Board.


No 313 The App Keeps the Score: Period-Tracking Apps, Self-Empowerment and the Self as Enterprise, Martina Sardelli

No 312 Envisioning Solidarity: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Chinese NGO Communications on Philanthropic Campaigns, Han Zheng

No 311 Examining the Western Media's Representation of Present-Day China Through the Lense of of Orientalism: A critical discourse analysis on BBC News’ coverage of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Danrong (Miko) Xiang

No 310 Bodies That Pain: An Emergent Resistance in Neo/Non-Liberal China. Exploring Weibo Hashtag Activism #FacingBirthInjuries From an Affective-Ethical Perspective, Jialu Sun

No 309 'The Algorithm Will Battle Against You': A Qualitative Study on Disabled Content Creators’ Perspectives and Understanding of the Challenges Presented by Algorithmic Systems on Social Media Platforms, Ishana Rhea Ramtohul

No 308 Why They Don't Trust Us: Chilean Mainstream Media, Metajournalistic Discourses and Repairing Journalism, Phillip Duran Pástene

No 307 A ‘Canary in the Coalmine' for Synthethic Media Regulation: The Emerging Threat of Deepfake Image Abuse, Olivia Otts

No 306 Communicating Inside to People from the Outside: How junior international employees in strategic communications companies in London perceive workplace well-being through internal communications, Nam Nghiem

No 305 The Voices That Build America: Theorizing the Labor Union as a Media Technology, Grace Nelson

No 304 "Art on Wheels": A Semiotic and Visual Discourse Analysis of Graffiti on Nairobi’s Matatus, Frank Mutulu

No 303 News Diversity and Morality in the Climate Reparations debate: A Quantitative Content Analysis of British and Irish News Coverage of the COP27 Negotiations about Loss and Damage, Marlene Jacobse

No 302 'We're all going through it': How the Construction of ‘Mental Health’ in One Pandemic HuffPost Series Positions Readers, Clare Lombardo

No 301 French Ecocinema and Young Audiences Environmental Mobilistations: An Exploration of the Intersection Between Film and Politics, Lola Messica

No 300 Balancing Digital Selves: Mediated Self-Presentation of Migrant Women in Germany on LinkedIn, Maya Hemant Krishna

No 299 Solidifying Social Immobility: Representation of Sex Workers within Human Trafficking Discourse in the Philippines, Olivia Austria Kemble

No 298 'Give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together': Illusions of A Global village. A Critical Discourse Analysis of Meta Platforms’ Discursive Construction of the Global Citizen, Nelli Jouhki.

No 297 Enabling Empowerment by Establishing Indian Feminity, Sanskriti Bhhatkoti

No 296 The Forces of Development: Communicating Indigenous Identity in Brazil, Alan Gabrielli Azevedo

No 295 Can women really have it all? A Discourse Analysis of Neoliberal Feminist Discourse’s Roles in the Construction of Media Representation of Professional Working Women in Indonesia, Moudy Alfiana


No 294 Framing Utopia In Emerging Technology: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Financial Media Representation of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, Chuyue Zhan 

No 293 Understanding Brand-Culture Interaction: A Social Semiotic Analysis of an Emerging Form of Brand Communications on Bilibili, Xinyu Yang 

No 292 ‘We don’t chase clicks, we chase public interest’: Investigative Journalism Between Democratic Ideals and Economic Realities, Lara Wiebecke 

No 291 A Health Risk Community or A Cultural Tourism Destination? A Critical Discourse Analysis of Intertextual Representation of Wanhua District in Taiwanese Mass Media Coverage of 2021 COVID-19 Outbreak in Taipei City and Official Tourism Promotion, Min Tu 

No 290 A Duality of Shifting Values in Journalism: ‘Responsible Capitalism’ and Public Service Mission – An Analysis of the News Trade Press, Hanna Siemaszko 

No 289 Mediated Social Class Identity Articulation and Performance Over Social Media, Shivani Rao 

No 288 Emotions running high – do they catch the reader’s eye? A quantitative content analysis on emotional frames in climate change news – the case of a significant global news publisher’s Cop26 coverage, Sara Nuder 

No 287 Selling Surveillance by Fixing Femininity: Exploring the Representation and Discursive Construction of the Gaze Between Women in Indian Advertisements, Vaishnavi Nair 

No 286 Development as its own Antithesis: Towards a Multi-disciplinary Exploration of the Neoliberalization of Development, Lisar Morina 

No 285 Can creative labor coexist under an industrial capitalist model? A qualitative analysis of worker subjectivity in production work in Vancouver’s film and television industry, Emily Mckenna Arbogast Larman 

No 284 Nothing to Hide – Everyone to Suspect: A case study of Neighbor, Neoliberal Security Governance and Securitization, Julia Kopf 

No 283 Building a Social Contract for the Network Society: A Discursive Study of How Meta Mediates its Relationship to Users and Society Through Public Policy Communications, Hunter Morgan 

No 282 Big Brother Watch’s campaign against COVID Pass and its implications for science communication, Zichen Jess Hu 

No 281 “Everyone Was Talking About It”: A Thematic Analysis of Audience Interpretation of Squid Game on IMDb, Junhan Gina Fu 

No 280 ‘An Existential Threat’: Right-wing Media and the Formation of Racialised Moral Panics, Sarah Campbell

No 279 ‘Stay at Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives’: A Critical Discourse Analysis of UK Government Covid-19 press conferences, Morwenna Backhouse


No 278 Datafied Gay Men’s Dating: Ordering of Sexual Sociality on Blued, Hao Wu

No 277 Calculating newsworthiness: Investigating the role that probability plays in newsification and journalistic decision-making, Selina Swift 

No 276 Platformisation as Development: Discourse and Justification in the South American Gig Economy, Lucas Stiglich

No 275 Branding for New Futures: Brand Activism’s Mediation of Collective Prospective Remembering, Kelly M. Smith

No 274 ‘It wasn’t meant to be mine, yea?’ – The impacts of automation on the Brazilian Welfare State A case study of the Covid-19 data-driven emergency aid Auxílio Emergencial, Melissa Lima Silva 

No 273 ‘Toward a better future’: A critical discourse analysis of the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting on the corporate websites of three large multinational corporations (MNCs), Kanhai A. Parasharya 

No 272 Looking through the mirror: Finding Hybridity in Al Jazeera English’s Journalism Metadiscourse, Zoe Maria Pace 

No 271 How many more Emoji do we need? Examining the Unicode Consortium’s Vision of World Standard of Emoji, Yuka Katsumata 

No 270 Hate in the Mainstream: Proposing a ‘Keyness-Driven’ Framework to Surface Toxic Speech in the Public Domain, Pica Johansson

No 269 Mapping Networks of Moral Language on U.S. Presidential Primary Campaigns, 2016-2020, Kobi Hackenburg 

No 268 The Role of Selective Exposure in ‘A New Era of Minimal Effects’: The Mediating Effect of Selective Exposure on the Relationship between Personal Characteristics and Conspiracy Theory Beliefs, Eunbin Ha

No 267 ‘Thick girls get low’: Representations of gender, fatness, blackness and sexuality in music videos by Lizzo, Alexandra Grinfeld

No 266 We are raising our voices: The use of TikTok for the public self-representation of indigenous identity in Latin America, Camila Figueroa-Zepeda 

No 265 The Silenced Sound of Drill The Digital Disadvantage, Neocapitalist Media, and Hyper- Segregation, Alexandra Farje 

No 264 Blockchain Island: A critical discourse analysis of the colonial construction of a Puerto Rican crypto utopia, María De Los Milagros Colón Cruz

No 263 From Artists to Creators, From Music to Audio: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Spotify’s ‘Audio First’ Strategy, Ryan Carraro 

No 262 Imprisoned by Partisanship? A Critical Discourse Analysis of Media Bias of United States Print and Online Media in Reporting of Bipartisan Issues through the First Step Act, Kimberly Burton

No 261 “This Art of Being French” A Critical Discourse Analysis on Nostalgia and National Identity in Emmanuel Macron’s Speeches, Capucine Bourges 

No 260 Freedom for whom? Investigating notions of freedom in European media and communications policy, 1989-2021, Jakob Angeli

No 259 ‘Inspire Creativity, Enrich Life’? A Critical Discourse Analysis on How Douyin Justifies Its Data Extraction and Shapes Public Values in The Platform Society, Jing An


No 258 Changing Humanitarianism For The Better? Virtual Reality and the Representation of the Suffering ‘Other’ in Humanitarian Communications, Francesca Liberatore Vaselli

No 257 We Are Humans Too: Refugees’ Perceptions of Representations of Migration in European News, Hannah Traussnigg

No 256 The Matter of Online Political Participation: A New Materialist Experiment on Emerging Adult Participatory Practices in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands, Hanne M. Stegeman

No 255 Rap Music As Evidence: A Prosecutorial Tactic of Institutionalizing Racism, Claire Ruder 

No 254 Put Students Before Your Public Image: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Strategic Communications in the University of Warwick Rape Chat Scandal, Clara Héroux Rhymes

No 253 Set The Record Straight: The Significance of Counter-Archives in Contemporary Struggles of Justice for Apartheid-Era Crimes, Ra’eesa Pather

No 252 Can Stories Change How We Feel About People: The Effect of Older People’s Online Personal Stories on Mitigating Younger Korean Ageism, Jeongwon Leah Park

No 251 The ‘Silent Majority': A Critical Discourse Analysis of Counter-Movement Key Opinion Leaders’ YouTube Coverage of the 2019 Hong Kong Protests, Limichi Okamoto

No 250 Man Up! A Qualitative Analysis of Representations of the Male Body on Instagram and Body Image Among Young Flemish Men, Femke Konings

No 249 Manufacturing The Mapped Metropolis: A Social Semiotic Analysis of Cartographic Representations of Gentrification and Displacement in New York City, Johanne Lahlum Hortman

No 248 The Police Have Confirmed all 39 Victims Were Chinese The Mis/Recognition of Vietnamese Migrants in Their Mediated Encounters Within UK Newspapers, Linda Hien

No 247 Brother A-Zhong For the Win: A Qualitative Analysis of Chinese Fan Communities’ Nationalist Practice of Cyber Expedition, Yannan Du

No 246 Police Facial Recognition in Progress: The Construction of The Notion of Accuracy in the Live Facial Recognition Technology Used by the MET Police in London, Romina Colman

No 245 Polarflation: The Inflationary Effect of Attention-Optimising Algorithms on Polarisation in the Public Sphere, Samuel Caveen

No 244 Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Examining How Representation and Accessibility Impact Each Other With Relation to Visual Impairment, Rebecca Sophie Brahde

No 243 Narrating Economics and The Social Vision of a $100 Billion Fund: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Financial Media Representation of Softbank’s Venture Capital Investments in Digital Technology, Carl Bakenhus

No 242 Look Back in Rebellion: Radical Transparency As Refusal of Surveillance, Beatrice Bacci


No 241 The Quantified (Female) Self: Examining the Conceptualisation of Female Health, Selfhood and Embodiment in Fitbit Strategic Communication Campaigns, Jourdan Webb

No 240 Transitioning from Analogue to Digital Broadcast: A Case Of Communicative Inequality, Boikhutso Tsikane

No 239 “Won’t somebody please think of the children?” A Critical Discourse Analysis of Representations of the Figure of the Child in Western Media Coverage of the Yemeni Conflict, Nadine Talaat

No 238 Embodying Disability: Problematising Empathy in Immersive Experiences of Non-Normative Bodies, Pablo Agüera Reneses

No 237 Democratising Bridge or Elite Medium: An investigation into political podcast adoption and the relationship with cognitive social capital, Steve Rayson

No 236 Manufacturing Consent: An Investigation of the Press Support Towards the US Administration Prior to US-led Airstrikes in Syria, Malavika Mysore

No 235 Intercultural dialogue, ordinary justice and indigenous justice in Bolivia: Between challenges, possibilities or utopias, Johanna Lechat

No 234 When a Woman Meets a Woman: Comparing the Use of Negativity of Female Candidates in Single and Mixed-Gender Televised Debates, Emil Støvring Lauritsen

No 233 “Let me tell you how I see things”: The place of Brexit and the Entente Cordiale in Macron’s strategic narrative of and for France on the international scene, Maud-Lily Lardenois-Macocco

No 232 The Pleasures of Solitude? A qualitative analysis of young Chinese women’s daily-life vlog viewing practices, Yue Jin

No 231 Hegemonic Femininity: A Laughing Matter? A Critical Discourse Analysis of Contemporary Stand-Up Comedy in the United States on the Issue of Female Reproductive Rights, Isabella Hastings

No 230 Nice People Take Drugs: An investigation into the communicative strategies of drug policy reform organisations in the United Kingdom from a social movement perspective, André Belchior Gomes

No 229 The Branded Muslim Woman: A Qualitative Study into the Symbolic Boundaries Negotiated around the Portrayal of Muslim Women in Brand Cultures, Nuha Fayaz

No 228 The Uncertain Decorum of Online Identification: Study in Qualitative Interviews, Samuel DiBella

No 227 Decentring Eurocentrism in Communication Scholarship: A Discursive Analysis of resistance in influential communication journals, Sara Demas

No 226 From Asthetic Criticism to News Reporting: Rethinking the concept of Ecstatic News through the Lens of French Print Cultural Journalism, Elisa Covo

No 225 Datafication of Music Streaming Services: A qualitative investigation into the technological transformations of music consumption in the age of big data, Jingwen Chen

No 224 Transnational, Gendered, and Popular Music in the Arab World: A Content Analysis of a Decade (2010-2019), Dana J. Bibi

No 223 We the Ragpickers: A case-study of participatory video and counterhegemony, Suyash Barve


No 222 Audience Engagement with Ten Years and the Imagination of Hong Kong Identity: Between Text, Context and Audience, Zhi-Nan Rebecca Zhang

No 221 Straightening out Same Sex Marriage for ‘all’ Australians: A content analysis study of prejudices in Australia's campaign for marriage equality,Tate Soller

No 220 In Search for ‘Liveliness’: Experimenting with Co-Ocurrence Analysis Using #GDPR on Twitter, Sameeh Selim

No 219 ¿Dónde está mi gente? A qualitative analysis of the role of Latinos in the context of the Hillary for America 2016 presidential campaign, Andrea P. Terroba Rodríguez

No 218 Red, White and Blue for Who? A critical discourse analysis of mainstream media coverage of Colin Kaepernick and Take a Knee, Kim M Reynolds

No 217  ‘Algorithmic Bias’ through the Media Lens: A Content Analysis of the Framing of Discourse, Rocío Izar Oyarzun Peralta

No 216 Civic State of Mind: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Celebrity Language on Citizenship and Democracy, Hannah Menchhoff

No 215 Encoding the Social: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Mark Zuckerberg's Construction of Mediated Sociality, Sam McGeachy

No 214 White for White: An Exploration of Gay Racism on the World's Most Popular Platform for Gay and Bisexual Men, Aubrey T. A. Maslen

No 213 Agent of Change? Malaysian Millenials' Social Media Consumption and Political Knowledge, Participation and Voting in the 2018 General Election, ZiQing Low

No 212 The Netflix Phenomenon in India: A qualitative enquiry into the urban Indian youth's engagement with Netflix, Richa Sarah George

No 211 Do the ‘Rich’ Get Richer? Exploring the Associations between Social Media Use and Online and Offline Political Participation Activities among Kenyan Youth, Eric Gatobu Ndubi 

No 210 The Weinstein Effect and mediated non-apologies: Evaluating the role of #MeToo public apologies in western rape culture, Eleanor Dierking

No 209 ‘No Script At All’. A Study of Cultural Context and Audience Perceptions of Authenticity in Reality Television, Yun Ting Choo

No 208 “It’s funny ‘cause it’s true”. A critical discourse analysis on new political satire on television in the United States, Darren Chan

No 207 In a Mediated Society, Can Indigenous Knowledge Survive? A Network Ethnography Examining the Influence of Internet Use on Indigenous Herbal Knowledge Circulation in a Remote Yao Community, Anran Wang

No 206 Beauty and the Blogger: The Impact of Instagram Bloggers on Ideals of Beauty and Self-esteem, Sanjana Ahuja


No 205 Memories of Babri: Competing Discourses and contrasting constructions of a media event, Sanaya Chandar

No 204 Habitus, Social Space and Media Representation: The ‘Romantic’ Contemporary Taiwanese ‘Wenyi Qingnian’ Discourse in the Local Lifestyle Magazine ‘One Day’, Hoi Yee Chau

No 203 Stories Untold? A qualitative analysis uncovering the representation of girls as victims of conflict in the global south, Tessa Venizelos

No 202 What is the Norm? A study of heteronormative representations in Bollywood, Saachi Bhatia

No 201 Live Streaming and its Audiences in China: Making sense of authenticity, Qisi Zhang

No 200 Berniebros and Vagina Voters: Content Analysis of Gendered Facebook Communication in the 2016 U.S. Democratic Presidential Primary, Meredith Epstein

No 199 ‘Othering’ the ‘Left-Behind’? A Critical Discourse Analysis of the representation of Leave voters in British broadsheets’ coverage of the EU referendum, Louise S. Thommessen.

No 198 Social Media as Civic Deliberation Space: A content analysis study of the public discussion about the legalization of surrogacy on Weibo and Zhihu, Liu Yu

No 197 Stories of Dismantling the White Patriarchy: A thematic narrative analysis of the imagined futures in 2015 science fiction films, Kylie Courtney

No 196 Too Small to Succeed? The Case of #NoAlVotoElectrónico and the Limits of Connective Action, Juan Floreal Graña

No 195 How we remember and forget via Facebook: The Mediatization of Memento and Deletion Practices, Jacopo Villanacci

No 194 Mediated Japanophile? Media consumption and Chinese people’s attitudes towards Japan among different generations, Han Xiao

No 193 Digital Mediatization in the Lifestyle Sport Slacklining, Friedrich Enders

No 192 Recipe for Success: A qualitative investigation into the role of social capital in the gendered food blogosphere, Fiona Koch

No 191 Access and Beyond: An Intersectional Approach to Women’s Everyday Experiences with ICTs, Fatma Matin Khan

No 190 Not Manly Enough: A Quantitative Analysis of Gender Stereotypes in Mexican Political Advertising, 2010‐2016, Enrique López Alonso


No 189 Loudspeaker Broadcasting as Community Radio: A qualitative analysis of loudspeaker broadcasting in contemporary rural China in the framework of alternative media Shutong Wang

No 188 21st Century Cholos Representations of Peruvian youth in the discourse of El Panfleto Esteban Bertarelli

No 187 Representations of Calendar Girls and An Ideology of Modernity in 1930s Republican Shanghai Yifan Song 

No 186 Reality Television as a Neoliberal Technology of Citizenship? A Critical Discourse Analysis of Điều Ước Thứ Bảy Vu Anh Ngoc Nguyen

No 185 Truth on Trial: Indigenous News Media and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Tomas Borsa

No 184 No Place Like Home: Analysing Discursive Constructions of ‘Home’ in Canadian Mainstream Newspaper Coverage of the Elsipogtog Protest Brooklyn Tchozewski

No 183 Modiplomacy and Diaspower: The discursive construction of modernity and national identity in Narendra Modi’s communication with the Indian diaspora Saanya Gulati

No 182 “The centre must hold”: Partisan dealignment and the rise of the minor party at the 2015 general election Peter Carrol

No 181 ‘Rapefugees Not Welcome’. Ideological Articulations of Media Discourses on Migrants and Refugees in Europe: New Racism and Othering – A Critical Discourse Analysis Monica Ibrahim

No 180 Constructing Connectivity: A Qualitative Analysis of the Representation of the Connected and Unconnected Others in Facebook’s Campaign Minji Lee

No 179 Space and Place: The Communication of Gentrification to Young People in Hackney Kimberley Brown

No 178 Adherence to the protest paradigm? An examination of Singapore’s news coverage of Speakers’ Corner protests from 2000 to 2015 Joann Tan

No 177 The system is rigged: A discursive analysis of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Jessica Cullen

No 176  An Examination of American Mainstream Media Discourse of Solidarity and Citizenship in the Reporting of the Black Lives Matter Campaign Eilis Yazdani

No 175 Are All Lives Valued? Worthy 'Us', Unworthy 'Others'. A Comparative Content Analysis of Global News Agencies’. Pictorial Representation of the Paris Attacks and the Beirut Bombings. Dokyum Kim 

No 174 Imperial remains: A Critical Discourse Analysis of a Televised Retelling of the Portuguese Colonial Period Beatriz Serra

No 173 Unmasking USAID Pakistan’s Elite Stakeholder Discourses: Towards an Evaluation of the Agency’s Development Interventions Anum Pasha


No 172 Boundary Work between ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ Global News Agencies’ Double Standard on the Construction of Forced Migrants by Geographical Proximity Woo-chul Kim

No 171 Why Did Our Watchdog Fail? A Counter Perspective on the Media Coverage of the 2007 Financial Crisis Tran Thuy-Anh Huynh

No 170 Unmasking ‘Sidekick’ Masculinity: A Qualitative Investigation of How Asian-American Males View Emasculating Stereotypes in U.S. Media Steffi Lau

No 169 The Silence of the Lamb: Animals in Biopolitics and the Discourse of Ethical Evasion Sana Ali

No 168 The Tartan Other: A qualitative analysis of the visual framing of Alex Salmond and the Scottish National Party in the British Press Ross Alexander Longton

No 167 The Unmasking of Burmese Myth in Contemporary Thai Cinema Pimtong Boonyapataro

No 166 Neoliberal Capitalism, Transnationalism and Networked Individualism: Rethinking Social Class in International Student Mobility Nguyen Quynh Tram Doan 

No 165 The New Media Elite: How has Participation been Enabled and Limited in Leaders Live Online Political Debates Matilde Giglio

No 164 Constructing a Sense of Place through New Media: A Case Study of Humans of New York Mariele O’Reilly

No 163 The failure of cosmopolitanism and the reinforcement of hierarchical news: managing the visibility of suffering throughout the Multimodal Analysis of the Charlie Hebdo versus the Baga terrorist attacks Maria Paola Pofi

No 162 Imagining (In)security: Towards Developing Critical Knowledges of Security in a Mediated Social World Kathryn Higgins

No 161 Tweens Logged In: How Social Norms and Media Literacy Relate to Children’s Usage of Social Media Kalina Asparouhova

No 160 Finding Ferguson: Geographic Scale in the United States’ National Nightly Network News John Ray 

No 159 Solidarity as Irony: Audience Responses to Celebrity Advocacy Isabel Kuhn

No 158 Phantasmagoric Nationalism: State power and the diasporic imagination Felicia Wong 

No 157 Investigating Music Consumption ‘Circuits of Practice’ Eva Tkavc Dubokovic

No 156 A complex history turned into a tale of reconciliation: A critical discourse analysis of Irish newspaper coverage of the Queen’s visit to the Republic of Ireland Ciara Spencer

No 155 Economic power of e-retailers via price discrimination in e-commerce: price discrimination’s impact on consumers’ choices and preferences and its position in relation to consumer power Arina Vlasova

No 154 Exploring the Boundaries of Crowd Creation: A study on the value of voice in neoliberal media culture Ana Ecaterina C. Tan

No 153 “Songs of Guilt”: When Generosity is to Blame - A Content Analysis of the Press and Social Media Reactions to U2’s “Songs of Innocence” Giveaway on iTunes Alessandro Volonté


No 152 Hybridity within Peer Production: The Power Negotiation of Chinese Fansub Groups Zongxiao Rong

No 151 Writing On the Wall: Conversations with Beirut's Street Artists Zeina Najjar

No 150 'Gaining Control with the Power of the Gun and Maintaining Control with the Power of the Pen': A Content Analysis of Framing the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) in the People's Daily Yuanyuan Liu

No 149 Let My Voices be Heard: A Qualitative Study of Migrant Workers' Strategies of Mediation Resistance in Contemporary China Yijun Chen

No 148 'Popular Politics': A Discourse Theory Analysis of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's TV/radio Program Citizen Link Veronica Leon Burch

No 147 A Comparative Analysis of Chinese, Western and African Media Discourse in the Representation of China's Expansion of Economic Engagements in Africa Tong Wei

No 146 Ideological Trafficking of God and the Other Sultana Haider

No 145 The Maasai and the Internet: Online Civil Participation and the Formation of a Civic Identity in Rural Kenya Stine Ringnes Wilhelmsen

No 144 Wood in Water Does Not a Crocodile Make: Migrants Virtual Place-making, Ontological Security and Cosmopolitanism in the Transnational Social Field Sheetal Kumar

No 143 Droning On: A Critical Analysis of American Policy and News Discourse on Drone Strikes Sadaf Khan

No 142 The Impact of Mass Media Sentiments on Returns and Volatility in Asset Markets: Evidence from Algorithmic Content Analysis Panu Kuuluvainen

No 141 Problematising the Self-Representation of Race and Gender in Vines: Who has the Last Laugh? Shaikha Nurfarah Mattar

No 140 Corporate Public Apologies, or Capitalism in Other Words Nina M Chung

No 139 Agenda Setting and Framing in the UK Energy Prices Debate Nicholas Davies

No 138 'It is of Inestimable Benefit': Communicating American Science Policy in the Post-Cold War Era Mercedes Wilby

No 137 Beyond Twenty Cents: The Impact of the Representation of Violence on the Coverage of the Brazilian Protests of June 2013 by the Mass Media Margarida Gorecki Telles

No 136 Framing Françafrique: Neo-colonial Framing Practices in Le Monde's Coverage of the French Military Interventions in Mali and the Central African Republic Lucie Gagniarre 

No 135 Representing Persia: A Discourse Analysis of The American Print Media's Coverage of Iran Kyle Bowen

No 134 From Fat Cats to Cool Cats: CEOs and Micro-celebrity Practices on Twitter Julia Regina Austmann

No 133 Critically Imagining Ineternet Governance: A Content Analysis of the Marco Civil da Internet Public Consultation João Carlos Magalhães

No 132 The Ambiguous ICT: Investigating How Tablet Users Relate to and Interact with Their Device Jessica Blank

No 131 Threats, Parasites and Others: The Visual Framing of Roma Migrants in the British Press Grace Waters

No 130 Fifty Years of Negativity: An Assessment of Negative Compaigning in Swedish Parlimentary Election Campaigns 1956-2006 Gustav Gidenstam

No 129 The Talking Dog: Representations of Self and Others in Japanese Advertising Eryk Salvaggio

No 128 The Selfie Protest: A Visual Analysis of Activism in the Digital Age Clare Sheehan

No 127 Negativity and Australian Political Discourse: A Case Study of the Australian Liberal Party's 2013 Election Television Advertising Clare Creegan

No 126 What are You Laughing at? A Social Semiotic Analysis of Ironic Racial Stereotypes in Chappelle's Show Cindy Ma

No 125 Reconsidering Agenda Setting and Intermedia Agenda Setting from a Global Perspective: A Cross-National Comparative Agenda Setting Test Christoph Rosenthal

No 124 Big Data Exclusions and Disparate Impact: Investigating the Exclusionary Dynamics of Big Data Phenomenon Charly Gordon

No 123 Tabloidisation of the Norwegian News Media: A Quantitative Analysis of Print and Online Newspaper Platforms Celine Storstad Gran

No 122 Red, White and Afro Caribbean: A Qualitative Study of Afro-Caribbean American Identity During the Olympic Games Ashley Gordon

No 121 The City without Gates: Facebook and the Social Surface Andrew Crosby

No 120 Yes I Do Mind: Constructing Discourses of Resistance against Racial Microaggressions on Tumblr Abigail Kang


No 119 Tensions in Urban Street Art: a Visual Analysis of the Online Media Coverage of Banksy Slave Labour Elisabetta Crovara

No 118 The Sticky Case of Sticky Data: An Examination of the Rationale, Legality, and Implementation of a Right to Data Portability Under European Competition Law Paul T. Moura

No 117 Pinning Pretty: A Qualitative Study of Pinterest Users' Practices and Views Elizabeth White

No 116 Comparing Perceptions of NGOs and CSR: Audience Evaluations and Interpretations of Communications Gitanjali Co Devan Anderson

No 115 What is Web-Populism doing to Italian Politics? The Discursive Construction of 'Grillini' vis-a-vis the Antagonist Other Isadora Arredondo

No 114 Yellow Skin-White Prison: A Content Analysis of French Television News Broadcast Ngo Bossoro

No 113 A Revisionist Turkish Identity: Power, Religion and Ethnicity as Ottoman Identity in the Turkish series Muhteşem Yüzyıl Esra Doğramacı 

No 112 Behind the Curtain: Women's Representations in Contemporary Hollywood Reema Dutt

No 111 From Liberal Conservative to Conservative Conservative: David Cameron's Political Branding Ignacio José Antonio López Escarcena

No 110 'Micropolitics' and Communication: An Exploratory Study on Student Representatives' Communication Repertoires in University Governance Nora Kroeger

No 109 Ideology No More: A Discourse of Othering in Canadian Mainstream Newspaper Representations of the Idle No More Movement Christian Ledwell

No 108 Media Representation of Nationalism and Immigration: A Case Study of Jamie's Great Britain Xin Liang

No 107 You're Not Alone: Virtual Communities, Online Relationships & Modern Identities in the Military Spouse & Blogging Community Elizabeth M. Lockwood

No 106 Harperist Discourse: Creating a Canadian 'Common Sense' and Shaping Ideology Through Language Mashoka Maimona

No 105 The Spiral of Silence and Social Media: Analysing Noelle-Neumann's Phenomenon Application on the Web during the Italian Political Elections of 2013 Cristina Malaspina

No 104 Participatory Culture on YouTube: A Case Study of the Multichannel Network Machinima Bryan Mueller

No 103 Up the Cascade: Framing of the Concession of the Highway between San Jose and San Ramon Marie Garnier Ortiz

No 102 Science in the Headlines: The Stakes in the Social Media Age Sasjkia Otto

No 101 Representing Disease: An Analysis of Breast Cancer Discourse in the South African Press Lauren Post

No 100 Blob and Its Audience: Making Sense of Meta-Television Giulia Previato

No 99 Streaming the Syrian War: A Case Study of the Partnership between Professional and Citizen Journalists in the Syrian Conflict Madeline Storck

No 98 Immigration Policy Narratives and the Politics of Identity: Causal Issue Frames in the Discursive Construction of America's Social Borders Felicity P. Tan

No 97 Behind 'gift-giving': The Motivations for Sharing Fan-Generated Digital Content in Online Fan Communities Mengchu Wang

No 96 Smartphone Location-based Services in the Social, Mobile, and Surveillance Practices of Everyday Life Carey Wong

No 95 The Impacts of Design on Voluntary Participation: Case Studies of Zimuzu and Baike Li Zeng


No 94  Mediated Politics and Ideology: Towards a New  Synthesis. A case study from the Greek General Election of May 2012 Angelos Kissas

No 93  E-Arranged Marriages:  How have Muslim matrimonial websites affected traditional Islamic courting methods? Ayesha Ahmed

No 92  Hospitality in the Modern Mediapolis: Global Mediation of Child Soldiers in central and east Africa Bridgette Bugay

No 91  Media Framing of the 2009-2010 United States  Health Care Reform Debate: A Content Analysis of U.S. Newspaper Coverage Christina Brown

No 90  Behind the Laughter: Mediating Hegemony through Humour Ningkang Wang

No 89  Saving Europe online?  European identity and the European Union’s Facebook communication during the eurozone crisis Johannes Hillje

No 88  Like it? Ritual Symbolic Exchange Using Facebook’s ‘Like’ Tool Kenneth J. Gamage

No 87  Understanding representations of low-income  Chinese migrant workers through the lens of photojournalists Lee Zhuomin

No 86 The Modernization of Irish Political Campaigning: The 2011 General Election Liam Murphy

No 85  Online Freedom?Film Consumption in the Digital Age Luane Sandrin Gauer

No 84  Audience Reception of Charity Advertising:  Making Sense, Interpreting and Decoding Advertisements That Focus on Human Suffering Magdalini Tsoutsoumpi

No 83 Beneath the Anthropomorphic Veil:  Animal Imagery and Ideological Discourses in British Advertising Manjula Kalliat

No 82  Mobile Discourses:  A Critical Discourse Analysis on  Reports of Intergovernmental Organizations Recommending Mobile Phones for Development  Maria Paola de Salvo

No 81  We the People:  The role of social media in the participatory community of the Tea Party movement Rachel Weiler

No 80  SOPA Deliberation on Facebook:  Deliberation and Facilitation or Mere Mobilization? Ray Wang

No 79  Discerning the Dominant Discourse in the World Summit on the Information Society Ria Sen

No 78  The impact of online health information on the doctor-patient relationship. Findings from a qualitative study Susanne Christmann

No 77  The Influence of Weibo Political Participations on the Political Efficacies of Weibo Users Wenxu Wang

No 76  In what Forms and Patterns does Inequality Exist in the Weibosphere? Xiao Han

No 75  Creating Scandal to Avoid Panic:  How the UK Press Framed the News of the World Phonehacking Scandal  Zuzanna Natalie Blaszkiewicz


No 74 Measuring media pluralism in the convergence era: The case of News Corp’s proposed acquisition of BSkyB Davide Morisi

No 73 Observers, Witnesses, Victims or Activists? How Inuit Voices are Represented in Mainstream Canadian Newspaper Coverage of Global Warming Patricia H. Audette-Longo

No 72 Global journalism, local realities: Ugandan journalists' views on reporting homosexuality Rachael Borlase

No 71 Why pay if it's free? Streaming, downloading, and digital music consumption in the "iTunes era" Theodore Giletti

No 70 Peacebuilding and Public Service Media: Lessons from Star Radio and media development in Liberia Elizabeth Goodfriend

No 69 The Discourse of Protest: Using discourse analysis to identify speech acts in UK broadsheet newspapers Stefan Brambilla Hall

No 68 Life With or Without the Internet: The Domesticated Experiences of Digital Inclusion and Exclusion Mark Holden

No 67 We are all well (and undisrupted) in the shelter - the 33 of us: Narratives in the rescue of the Chilean Miners as a Live Media Event César Antonio Jiménez Martínez

No 66 Critical Failure: Class, Taste and the Value of Film Criticism Moses Lemuel

No 65 The Story of Egypt: Journalistic impressions of a revolution and new media power Thomas Ledwell

No 64 Political Fandom in the Age of Social Media: Case Study of Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaign Komal H. Parikh

No 63 Against all odds: Evidence for the 'true' cosmopolitan consumer A cross-disciplinary approach to investigating the Cosmopolitan Condition Saskia Scheibel

No 62 Relating to 'Ohio' in Political Advertisements: Interpreting Representations of Culture in Narratives, Myths, and Symbols from Democratic Spots in the 2010 Gubernatorial Campaign Daniel Schwarz

No 61 Youth Understanding of Climate: Towards a theory of social adaptation to climate change in Africa Hardi Shahadu


No 60 Translating China:A case study of Chinese-English translation in CCTV international broadcasting Yueru Zhang

No 59 From watchdog to lapdog?The impact of government intimidation on the public watchdog performance of peace media in processes of democratisation Michael Spiess

No 58 From Hardback to Software: How the Publishing Industry is Coping with Convergence Lauren Christina Sozio

No 57 Witnessing War: Blogs from Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan Jessica Siegel

No 56 Mediated Cosmopolitanism? The Other’s Mediated Dialogical Space on BBC World’s Hardtalk Andrew Rogers

No 55 Reconceptualising IT? Policy Learning and Paradigms of Sustainability in the ICT Policy of the European Union Jussi Nokkala

No 54 ‘Alive with Possibility’: Brand South Africa and the Discursive Construction of South African National Identity Yasuko Murai

No 53 The Journalistic Identities of Liveblogging A Case Study: Reporting the 2009 Post-Election Protests in Iran David McDougall,

No 52 Blogging the Gap: A survey of China bloggers Kerry Arnot

No 51 Young People’s Adoption and Consumption of a Cultural Commodity – iPhone Hui Jiang

No 50 Preserving the Liberal World Order in an Age of Globalization: Representing the People’s Republic of China in the American Prestige Press Jasmine Chan

No 49 In the Name of Allah? Alison Jarrett

No 48 An Investigation into the Meaning of Locally Produced Entertainment Media to Lebanese Women:A Concentration on the Film Sukkar Banat (Caramel) Carol Haidar

No 47 ‘Discuss This Article!’ Participatory Uses of Comment Sections on SPIEGEL ONLINE: A Content Analysis Eilika Freund

No 46 Fleeting Racialisation?: Media Representation of African Americans During the California Proposition 8 Campaign - App 1 - App 2 Tiana Epps-Johnson

No 45 The Big Society Will Not Take Place: Reading Postmodernism in Contemporary Conservative Discourse Matthew Eisner Harle

No 44 Situating the imagination:Turkish soap operas and the lives of women in Qatar Dima Issa

No 43 online participation, ‘agonism’ and ‘mutualisation’ Mariam Cook

No 42 Freedom or intervention: What is the role of the regulator in achieving competitive pay-TV markets? Yi Shen Chan

No 41 The united states of unscreened cinema: The political economy of the self-distribution of cinema in the U.S. Bajir Cannon

No 40 Constructing the virtual body: Self-representation, self-modification and self-perfection in pro-eating disorder websites Gillian Bolsover

No 39 The Altruistic Blockbuster and the Third-World Filmstar Olina Banerji




No 19  A Study on Self-regulatory Initiatives in China's Internet Industry Lijun Cao

No 18  An Exploration of the 2006 Electoral Campaign for the Re-election of Walter Veltroni for Mayor of Rome Maddalena Vianello

No 17  Creating Global Citizens? The Case of Connecting Classrooms Mandeep Samra

No 16  Audience Reception of Health Promoting Advertising Cristian Raftopoulou

No 15  The Game of (Family) Life: Intra-Family Play in the World of Warcraft Holly Peterson

No 14  Global TV and Local Realities: Constructing Narratives of the Self Sunandini Pande

No 13  Twitter: Expressions of the Whole Self Edward Mishaud

No 12  Crowdsourced News: The Collective Intelligence of Amateurs and The Evolution of Journalism Melissa Metzger

No 11  To Support or Distort: An Analysis of Ontario Referendum Campaign Websites Anna Mather

No 10  Political Handbags: The representation of women politicians Eva Markstedt

No 9  Free Speech, Political Correctness and the Public Sphere in a Talk Radio World Michele Margolis

No 8   Propaganda, Grassroots Power, or Online Public Sphere? Zheng Liu

No 7  Preventing Drug Abuse in China: Anti-Drug Campaigns in the Eyes of a Drug User Bo Li

No 6  Taming Technology: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Families and Their Domestication of the Internet Josh Hack

No 5  Keeping up Appearances: Candidate Self-Presentation through Web Videos in the 2008 US Presidential Primary Campaign Nisha Gulati

No 4  The End of the Media's '"War on Terror"? An Analysis of a Declining Frame Dominik Cziesche

No 3  Fantasizing Reality: Wetware, Social Imaginaries, and Signs of Change Jennifer Cross

No 2  The Colbert Nation: A Democratic Place to be? Kristen Boesel

No 1  Media Constructions of Extreme Female Thinness Nelly Abranavel