Dr Steven Harkins


Communications, Media and Culture Department of Journalism Studies, Pathfoot Building, Room A27 University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, Scotland UK

Dr Steven Harkins

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About me

Professional membership

Fellow HEA
Higher Education Academy


Steven's research interests sit at the intersection between journalism studies, political communication and social theory. His most recent research examined news framing of poverty and inequality.

Outputs (15)


Book Chapter

Dinan W, Bernardi C, Esteves V & Harkins S (2022) Online climate denialism: Eco-systems and echo chambers. In: Hansen A & Cox R (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Environment and Communication. 2nd Edition ed. London: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Environment-and-Communication/Hansen-Cox/p/book/9780367634483

Book Chapter

Harkins S & Lugo-Ocando J (2017) How Malthusian ideology crept into the newsroom: British tabloids and the coverage of the ‘underclass’. In: Kelsey D, Mueller F, Whittle A & KhosraviNik M (eds.) The Discourse of Financial Crisis and Austerity: Critical analyses of business and economics across disciplines. London: Routledge, pp. 78-93. https://www.routledge.com/The-Discourse-of-Financial-Crisis-and-Austerity-Critical-analyses-of-business/Kelsey-Mueller-Whittle-KhosraviNik/p/book/9780367220495

Book Chapter

Lugo-Ocando J & Harkins S (2015) The poverty of ideas in the newsroom. In: Blaming the Victim: How Global Journalism Fails Those in Poverty. London: Pluto Press, pp. 36-59. https://www.plutobooks.com/9781783712274/blaming-the-victim/


Harkins S (2015) One nation and two messages: how Scotland has become a problem for British journalists and the Labour Party. Jackson D (Editor) & Thorsen E (Editor) Political Studies Association. UK Election Analysis 20150: Media, Voters and the Campaign. Early reflections from leading UK academics. Political Studies Association. https://www.psa.ac.uk/sites/default/files/page-files/UK%20Election%20Analysis%202015%20-%20Jackson%20and%20Thorsen%20v1.pdf


Harkins S & Miller D (2015) Rapid Response to Is the obesity epidemic exaggerated? Yes. Commentary on: Basham P, Luik J. Is the obesity epidemic exaggerated? Yes BMJ 2008; 336 :244 doi:10.1136/bmj.39458.480764.AD. BMJ. https://www.bmj.com/content/336/7638/244/rr



Module Coordinator: JOUU9X1 Introduction to Journalism Studies

Module Coordinator: JOUPP03 Investigative Research

Lecturer: JOUU9X2 Ethical Issues in Journalism

Lecturer: JOUU9J5 Contemporary Journalism Practice

Lecturer: JOUPP02 International Journalism

Lecturer: JOUPPDP Investigative Research Project