The project team on the assessment and development of new methods for the analysis of media content currently
comprises five members (in alphabetical order):
Michael Billig is Professor of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. His methodological interest
focuses around discourse analysis and rhetorical psychology. On the substantive level, he currently works on humor.
David Deacon is Senior Lecturer in Communications and Media Studies at Loughborough University. He
a wide expertise in methods
of media analysis. His substantive work focuses inter alia on Quangos, the Spanish
War, and media analyses techniques .
Peter Golding is Head of the Department of Social Sciences in Loughborough. His major research
is in the political economy of the media and the role of the mass media in the democratic process.
also interested in the potential of new methods for the analysis of media content.
- Thomas König
Thomas König is a Research Associate on the project. He has a sweet tooth for quantitative
but is also interested in frame analysis. His substantive interest lies in the area of social movements
- Katie MacMillan
Katie MacMillan is also a Research Associate on the project. Her methodological work has been on
analysis and ethnography. Her substantive interests consist of, inter alia, therapies and media
constructions of reality.