Professor Peter Golding
FRSA, AcSS, MA, BSc
Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
Vice-Chancellor's Office Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
Peter Golding was Professor of Sociology at Loughborough University from 1990 until coming to Northumbria in August 2010. He was Head of Social Sciences at Loughborough from 1991-2006, and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) 2006-2009. He was a member of the national Research Assessment Exercise panel for communications, media and cultural studies in 1996 and 2001, and its Chair in 2008, Vice-Chair of the ESRC postgraduate Recognition Panel for sociology and media and cultural studies, and chair of the HEFCE Media Studies Advisory Committee. He is an editor of the European Journal of Communication, Hon. Chair of the European Sociological Association Media Research Network, and was Co-Chair of the European Science Foundation Programme 'Changing Media, Changing Europe'. He was founder Chair of the subject association for his field, from 1993-1999, since when he has been Hon. Sec. of its successor body, the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association, and is a member of the UK UNESCO Commission Communications and Information Committee. Professor Golding has been a Visiting Professor at universities in Switzerland, New Zealand, Japan, Estonia and Brazil and has lectured and taught in over 20 countries.
Peter Golding’s research interests are in media sociology generally, journalism, media political economy, social inequality, international communications, new media, and media constructs of public and social policy. In the recent past he has headed research projects funded by bodies such as the ESRC, Ofcom, BBC, and European Science Foundation, in topics such as media analysis, television news coverage of the middle east, changes in European media and the public sphere, the media and the Olympics. He is currently a consultant to the EU on ‘e-inclusion’ and to the ESF on public communication and health risks. He is supervising doctoral research on the commodification of knowledge, and undertaking research into the media and sport, digital divides, and the European public sphere.
Professor Golding has published 14 books and many articles on his research. Recent publications include:
Digital Dynamics: Engagements and Disconnections [co-ed with G. Murdock] New York: Hampton Press, 2010
Researching Communications: A Practical Guide to Methods in Media and Cultural Analysis (with D. Deacon, M. Pickering, G. Murdock), Edward Arnold and O.U.P. 1999. 2nd. edition 2007.
Communication Theory and Research [co-ed with D. McQuail, E. de Bens] Sage Publications. 2005
European Culture and the Media (co-ed. with Ib Bondebjerg). Intellect Books, 2004
Karin Raeymakers and Peter Golding. News agenda analysis of EU-related news: a comparative research programme for ten European Countries (7-28 March 2005). In: AIM Research Consortium (Eds.) Comparing the Logic of EU Reporting in Mss Media across Europe. Projektverlag: Bochum/Freiburg 2007, pp. 9-22. ISBN: 9783897331655
David Deacon, Dominic Wring and Peter Golding. The ‘Take a Break Campaign?: National print media reporting of the election. In D.Wring, J. Green, R. Mortimore, and S. Atkinson (eds.) Political Communications: The General Election Campaign of 2005. Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, pp. 233-247 ISBN 9780230001305
Peter Golding, European Journalism and the European Public Sphere: Some Thoughts on Practice and Prospects, in Hans Bohrman, Elisabeth Klaus, Marcel Machill (eds) Media Industry, Journalism Culture and Communication Policies in Europe. Cologne: Halem, pp 25-40, 2008. ISBN: 9783938258170.
Golding, P., Coman, M., Corcoran, F., Fahy, D., Kunelius, R., Lauristin, M. and Tammpuu, P., ''The European Public Sphere: Theory and the Implications of the Study'', in Reporting and Managing European News, AIM Research Consortium (ed), Projeckt-Verlag, Dortmund, 2007, pp. 155-182, ISBN: 9783897331716.
P. Golding. European Journalism and the European Public Sphere. in I. Bondebjerg and P. Madsen (eds.) Media, Democracy and European Culture. Bristol: Intellect Books, 2008, pp. 121-134, ISBN 9781841502472.
Peter Golding, (2010) The Cost Of Citizenship In The Digital Age: On Being Informed and The Commodification Of The Public Sphere. In Relocating Television: TV in the Digital Context (ed.) J. Gripsrud. Routledge. pp. 207-223. ISBN 9780415564533.
Peter Golding, Eurocrats, Technocrats, and Democrats: Competing ideologies in the European Information Society. European Societies, Volume 9, Issue 5 December 2007, pages 719 – 734.
Joseph Maguire, Sarah Barnard, Katie Butler, Peter Golding. ‘Celebrate Humanity’ or ‘consumers’?: A critical evaluation of a brand in motion. Social Identities Vol. 14. No. 1. pp 63-76, Jan 2008.
Joseph Maguire, Katie Butler, Sarah Barnard, Peter Golding. Olympism and Consumption: An analysis of advertising in the British media coverage of the 2004 Athens Olympic games. Sociology of Sport Journal. Vol. 25 No. 2 pp. 167-186. 2008.
Joseph Maguire, Sarah Barnard, Katie Butler, Peter Golding. Olympic Legacies in the IOC’s ‘Celebrate Humanity’ Campaign: Ancient or Modern? International Journal of the History of Sport Vol. 25, Issue 14, pp 2041-2059, 2008.