Academic articles

Articles / chapters

  • Barnett, Steven and Townend, Judith (2014) ‘Plurality, Policy and the Local’, Journalism Practice. published online 9 September 2014
  • Barnett, Steven and Townend, Judith (2014) ‘And What Good Came of it at Last?’ Press–Politician Relations Post-Leveson’, The Political Quarterly, Vol. 85, No. 2, April–June 2014
  • Barnett, Steven and Greenslade, Roy (2014) ‘Can charity save the local press?’ British Journalism Review 2014: 25: 62
  • Barnett, Steven (2012), ‘It’s Ownership, Stupid: why plurality lies at the heart of media policy reform, and how to achieve it’ in The Phone Hacking Scandal: Journalism on Trial, 2nd edition, eds Richard Lance Keeble and John Mair, Arima Publishing, pp352-364
  • Barnett, Steven (2012), ‘Imposition or empowerment? Freedom of speech, broadcasting and impartiality’ in Freedom of Expression and the Media, eds Merris Amos, Jackie Harrison and Lorna Woods, Martinus Nijhoff, 2012, pp45-71
  • Barnett, Steven (2010),  ‘Dangermen: over to you Mr Cable’ in British Journalism Review, Vol 21 No 4, pp13-18
  • Barnett, Steven (2010), ‘Media ownership policy in a recession: redefining the public interest’ in Interactions, Vol.1 No.2, Autumn 2010, pp217-232
  • Barnett, Steven (2010), ‘What’s wrong with media monopolies? A lesson from history and a new approach to media ownership policy’. London School of Economic Electronic Working Paper No 18, January 2010
  • Barnett Steven (2009), ‘Journalism, Democracy and the Public Interest: rethinking media pluralism for the Digital Age’ Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Working Paper, September 2009 [PDF]
  • Craufurd Smith, R (2013) ‘Reviewing Media Ownership Rules in the UK and Europe: Competing or Complementary Investigations?’ Journal of Media Law, Volume 5, Number 2, December 2013, pp. 332-344(13)
  • Craufurd Smith, R. and Tambini, D. (2012), ‘Measuring Media Plurality in the United Kingdom: Policy Choices and Regulatory Challenges’ Journal of Media Law 35-63
  • Craufurd Smith, R., Tambini, D. and Morisi, D. (June 2012), LSE Media Policy Brief 7, Regulating Media Plurality and Media Power in the 21st Century [PDF]
  • Co-ordinating Committee for Media Reform (now MRC) (2011) ‘The Media and the Public Interest’ [PDF]
  • Doyle, Gillian (2014) (in press) ‘Why ownership pluralism still matters in a multi-platform world’ in Valcke, P., Picard, R and Sükösd, M (Eds) Media Pluralism: Concepts, Risks and Global Trends, London: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Doyle, Gillian (2013), ‘Economic and cultural aspects of media ownership’, in Throsby, D and Ginsburgh, V (Eds), Handbook on the Economics of Art and Culture (2nd ed), Amsterdam: North-Holland, 357-377
  • Doyle, Gillian (2013), ‘Private Television in the United Kingdom: A Story of Ownership Integration’ in Private television in Western Europe: Content, markets and policies, Donders, K. Pauwels, C and Loisen, J (Eds), London: Palgrave MacMillan, 70-84
  • Doyle, Gillian (2012), ‘Audiovisual Services: International Trade and Cultural Policy’, ADBI Working Paper 355, Tokyo, Japan: Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Doyle, Gillian (2010), From Television to Multi-platform: less from more or more from Less? Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, November, 16(4): 431-449
  • Fenton, Natalie (2013) ‘Cosmopolitanism as conformity and contestation: the mainstream press and radical politics.’ Journalism Studies vol. 14 No.2
  • Fenton, Natalie (2013) ‘News Journalism, New Media, Democracy and the Public Interest’ Medienjournal, 3:19-38
  • Fenton, Natalie (2011) ‘Telling Tales: Press, Politics, Power and the Public Interest‘ Television and New Media 13(1):3-6
  • Fenton, Natalie (2011) Guest Editor, Special Edition: ‘Rupert Murdoch and Empire’ Television and New Media 13 (1)
  • Fenton, Natalie, ‘Regulating for democracy: current issues in news and journalism’ Invited submission for a special issue on Creative Imagination: a post neo-liberal order in media and communication regulation? For Continuum: The Journal of Media and Cultural Studies 25(1): 63-72
  • Gibbons, Thomas (forthcoming) ‘Active pluralism: Participation and engagement as basic public media policy principles’, International Journal of Communication
  • Gibbons, Thomas (2004)Control over Technical Bottlenecks: A Case for Media Ownership Law?’ IN S. Nikoltchev (ed.), Regulating Access to Digital Television: Technical Bottlenecks, Vertically Integrated Markets and New Forms of Media Concentration (2004) IRIS Special, European Audiovisual Observatory, Strasbourg, pp.59-67
  • Gibbons, Thomas (2000) Pluralism, Guidance and the New Media, IN C. Marsden (ed.) Regulating the Global Information Society (2000) Routledge, pp.304-31
  • Harcourt, Alison (2014) ‘Observations on the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications Report on Plurality’, Journal of Media Law, Volume 6, Number 1, July 2014, pp. 1-7(7)
  • Harcourt, Alison (2013) “Participatory gains and policy effectiveness: the OMC Information Society”, Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 51, no. 4
  • Harcourt, Alison (2012) “‘Cultural Coalitions’ and International Regulatory Co-operation”, Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 50, no. 5, 709-725
  • Harcourt, Alison (2012) “Transnational Regulation in Central and Eastern Europe”, in Downey J, Mihelj S (eds) Central and Eastern European Media in Comparative Perspective: Politics, Economy and Culture, Aldershot: Ashgate, 137-157.
  • Harcourt, Alison (2010) “The role of the European institutions in national media regulation”, in Papathanassopoulos S, Negrine R (eds) Communication Policy: theories and issues, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 116-132.
  • Harcourt, Alison and Robert Picard (2009) “Policy, Economic, and Business Challenges of Media Ownership Regulation”, Journal of Media Business Studies, no. 3, 1-17
  • Media Reform Coalition (January 2013), ‘The elephant next door: a survey of international media ownership regulations’ [PDF]
  • Murphy, K. and A. White (2007) Watching the Directive: sports rights and public culture in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 3 (3), pp. 253-269.
  • Rushton, D. (2008) Devolving Broadcast, Wireless Broadband and Spectrum Allocation: Making a Case for Devolution and Subsidiarity [PDF]
  • Stolte, Y. and Craufurd Smith, R., ‘The European Union and Media Ownership Transparency: The scope for regulation intervention’ Open Society Foundation, University of Edinburgh, June 2010 [PDF]
  • Warner, N. (2013) IPPR report: ‘Life after Leveson: The challenge to strengthen Britain’s diverse and vibrant media’


  • Woods, L. (2012) ‘Beyond Murphy, Films and Football: Audiovisual Content in Europe’ 4(2) 
Journal of Media Law 1-24

  • Woods, L. (2012) ‘Consistency in the Chambers of the ECJ: A Case Study on the Free Movement of Goods’ 
(2012) Civil Justice Quarterly 339-367
  • Woods, L. (2008) ‘The Consumer and Advertising Regulation in the Television without Frontiers and 
Audiovisual Media Services Directives’ (2008) Journal of Consumer Law and Policy 63-77
Woods, L (2006) ‘Freedom of Expression in the EU’ (2006), 12 European Public Law 371-401

Special reports


  • Andrea Czepek, Melanie Hellwig, Eva Nowak (eds) (2009) Press freedom and pluralism in Europe: concepts and conditions, Intellect
  • Doyle, Gillian (2002), Media Ownership: The Economics and Politics of Convergence and Concentration in the UK and European Media, London: Sage Publication
  • Freedman, Des (2008) The Politics of Media Policy, London: Polity
  • Gibbons, Thomas (2012) Audiovisual Regulation under Pressure: Comparative Cases from North America and Europe (with Peter Humphreys)
  • Gibbons, Thomas (1998) Regulating the Media (1998) 2nd ed. Sweet & Maxwell
  • Hitchens, Lesley (2006) Broadcasting Pluralism and Diversity, A Comparative Study of Policy and Regulation, Hart
  • Iosifides, Petros (2013) Global Media and Communication Policy, Palgrave
  • Karppinen, K (2013), Rethinking Media Pluralism, NY: Forham University Press
  • Klimkiewicz, B (ed) (2010) Media Freedom and Pluralism: Media Policy Challenges in the Enlarged Europe, CEU Press
  • Komerek, Ewa (2012) Media Pluralism and European Law, Wolters Kluwer
  • Napoli, Philip (ed), 2013, Media Diversity and Localism: Meaning and Metrics, Routledge
  • Woods, Lorna (2007) European Broadcasting Law and Policy, Cambridge University Press (with Jackie Harrison)
  • Woods, Lorna (2012) Steiner and Woods on EU Law (11th ed) Oxford University Press (with Philippa Watson)
Woods, Lorna (2012) Freedom of Expression and the Media, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers (with Jackie Harrison and Merris Amos)