Stephen Jukes

Professor Stephen Jukes

  • 01202 965832
  • sjukes at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Professor of Journalism
  • Weymouth House W335, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Stephen Jukes is Professor of Journalism in the Faculty of Media & Communication.

He had earlier spent two decades as a foreign correspondent and media executive covering news in Europe, the Middle East and the United States for Reuters. During a series of postings he covered or oversaw coverage of many top stories ranging from the ousting of Margaret Thatcher and disappearance of Robert Maxwell to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal.

He reported extensively from the Middle East, interviewing King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, and oversaw coverage of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. In his final position at Reuters he was global Head of News responsible for all editorial output including text, TV, news pictures and graphics.He also ran Reuters publishing programme overseeing a series of books on foreign and financial affairs in conjunction with Pearson and Prentice Hall.

His research interests are informed by his professional practice as a journalist and focus on areas of conflict and trauma and emotion and objectivity in news...


Journal Articles


  • Alexander, R., Bickler, C., Borden, A., Davis, A., Chazan, Y., MacLeod, J. and Stroehlein, A., 2004. Reporting for Change: a Handbook for local Journalists in Crisis Areas. Institute for War & Peace Reporting.
  • Baker, L. et al., 2004. Under Fire: Untold Stories from the Front Line of the Iraq War. Prentice Hall.
  • Elgood, G. and Reuters photographers, 2003. Twenty-One Days to Baghdad - a Chronicle of the Iraq War. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
  • Trevelyan, M., Worsnip, P., Holmes, P., Lyon, A. and Storey, D., 2003. Saddam's Iraq - Face-off in the Gulf. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
  • Israeli Palestinian Conflict: Anatomy of Tragedy. Prentice Hall.
  • Afghanistan: Lifting the Veil. Prentice Hall.
  • September 11: A Testimony. Prentice Hall.


  • Jukes, S., 2014. Uneasy Relationships: Journalists, Social Media and the Implication for News. Mediated Communities: Civic Voices, Empowerment, and Belonging in the Digital Era. New York: Peter Lang.
  • Jukes, S. and Allan, S., 2014. Guarding the Guardians: The Leveson Inquiry and the Future of Independent Journalism. In: Bennett, J. and Strange, N., eds. Media Independence: Working with Freedom or Working for Free?. Routledge.
  • Jukes, S., 2013. A Perfect Storm. In: Fowler-Watt, K. and Allan, S., eds. Journalism: New Challenges. CJCR: Centre for Journalism & Communication Research, Bournemouth University.


  • Jukes, S. and Fowler-Watt, K., 2017. The Need for Trauma Awareness in Journalism Education. In: Media Education Summit 4-5 November 2016 Rome.
  • Jukes, S., 2017. Aberfan - Remembering, Forgetting and Moving on. In: Aberfan - Remembering, Forgetting and Moving on 8 September 2016 Cardiff University.
  • Jukes, S., 2016. The newsroom is no longer a safe zone – assessing the affective impact of graphic user-generated images on journalists working with social media. In: Affect & Social Media symposium 23 March 2016 University of East London.
  • Jukes, S., 2015. Journalists at risk – looking beyond just physical safety. In: The Future of Journalism - Risks, Threats and Opportunities 10-11 September 2015 Cardiff University.
  • Jukes, S., 2015. News in the Digital Age - What does it mean for Digital Literacy? In: Media Education Summit 2015 20-21 November 2015 Boston, USA.
  • Jukes, S., 2015. Covering the conflict in Ukraine - what can social media add? In: Moscow's Hybrid War in Ukraine 25 February 2015 Bournemouth University.


PhD Students

  • Searchmore Muridzo (Viability of public broadcasting as principal media: the case of Zimbabwe)


  • Hazardous environment training for journalists: a mobile training platform (Higher Education Innovation Funding, 01 Aug 2015). In Progress
  • Journalism & Emotional Literacy (Arts and Humanities Research Council, 01 Sep 2006). Completed

Conference Presentations

  • Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change, News in a post 9/11 world, 17 July 2011, Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg, Austria
  • Trauma & Journalism, The impact of trauma in the work of journalism, 27 May 2016, The Freud Museum
  • Broadcast Journalism Training Council partner conference, Journalism and Trauma, 26 May 2016, Free Word Centre
  • FutureNEWS, News in the digital age - new dawn or lost decade?, 4 September 2015, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh


  • PG Cert in PhD supervision (Bournemouth University, 2010)
  • MA in Master of Arts (Hertford College, University of Oxford, 1979)
  • BA (Hons) in French & German (Joint Hons) (Hertford College, University of Oxford, 1976)


  • Dart Europe Organisation on Trauma and Journalism, Chair,
  • Institute for War & Peace Reporting, Trustee,
  • Kurt Schork Memorial Fund, Deputy Chair,
  • Media, War & Conflict Journal, Editorial Board Member,
  • Society of Editors, Member,
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