Dr Heather Savigny is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Bournemouth University. She is co-author of Doing Political Science and International Relations (2011, Palgrave); and co-editor of Media, Religion and Conflict (2009, Ashgate) (both with Lee Marsden); and author of The Problem of Political Markeitng (2008, Continuum). She also publishes in journals around media, politics and political marketing.
Dr Michael Higgins is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, where he is Subject Leader in Journalism and Creative Writing. Michael has published numerous books and articles on politics and journalism, politics and the popular, discourse analysis, and broadcast talk. He has also been Visiting Professor in Political Communications and Media Theory at Libera Università Internazionale per gli Studi Sociali (LUISS) in Rome.
Professor Mick Temple specialises in political journalism. He has published extensively on many areas of British politics, the media and political theory in academic journals, newspapers and magazines. His books include ‘The British Press’ (OUP, 2008), a biography of Tony Blair, ‘Blair’ (Haus, 2006) and ‘How Britain Works: From Ideology to Output Politics’ (Macmillan, 2000). He also broadcasts regularly on current affairs, and was BBC television’s election night analyst for the West Midlands at the 2005 general election. He is the elected Chair of the Association for Journalism Education, which represents the interests of university Journalism departments.
Dr Dan Jackson is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication at Bournemouth University. He is the Programme Leader for BA Public Relations and currently leads the framework of undergraduate degrees in corporate and marketing communications. He holds a PhD from Bournemouth University on news frames in political discourse and their effects. His research broadly explores the intersection of media and democracy, including news coverage of politics, the construction of news, political communication, and political talk in online environments.