Jamie Matthews

Dr Jamie Matthews

  • 01202 962339
  • jmatthews at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer in Communication and Media
  • Weymouth House W322, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Jamie Matthews is the Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Communication and Media and teaches units on Media and Crisis and News Theory.

Jamie’s research interests centre on media coverage of conflict and crisis and its influence on the dynamics of public opinion. He has published and presented research on representation and discourses of terrorism and counterterrorism policy, news sources and audience perception. He is currently conducting research on international news coverage of the 2011 disaster in Japan, exploring the discursive construction of this event to understand how Japan was represented in relation to the disaster and its consequences for disaster response and post-disaster recovery.

Jamie holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Sussex and a PhD in Public Communication from Bournemouth University.

Journal Articles

  • Matthews, J., 2018. Cultural otherness and disaster news: the influence of western discourses on Japan in US and UK news coverage of the 2011 Great East Japan Disaster. International Communication Gazette.
  • Jebril, N., Loveless, M. and Matthews, J., 2017. Editorial: Societies in flux: Media, democratization and political socialization. Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture, 8 (2&3), 101-104.
  • Jebril, N., Matthews, J. and Loveless, M., 2017. Media, democratization and political socialization: An interview with Katrin Voltmer, Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture, 8:2&3, pp. 105 - 113. Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture.
  • Matthews, J., 2017. The role of a local newspaper after disaster: an intrinsic case study of Ishinomaki, Japan. Asian Journal of Communication, 27 (5), 464-479.
  • Matthews, J., 2015. Framing alleged Islamist plots: a case study of British press coverage since 9/11. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 8 (2), 266-283.
  • Matthews, J., 2013. News Narratives of Terrorism: Assessing Source Diversity and Source Use in UK News Coverage of Alleged Islamist Plots. Media, War and Conflict, 6 (3), 295-310.


  • Matthews, J., 2013. Journalists and their Sources: The Twin Challenges of Diversity and Verification. In: Fowler-Watt, K. and Allan, S., eds. Journalism: New Challenges. Centre for Journalism & Communication Research.
  • Matthews, J., 2012. Source attribution and perceptual effects. Proceedings of the ISLC 2012. International Symposium on Language and Communication: Research Trends and Challenges, 10th-13th June 2012. ISLC, 85-96.


  • Matthews, J., 2017. The relationships between local newspapers and their communities in post-disaster environments. In: Provincial Newspapers: Lessons from History. 8 September 2017 Liverpool John Moores University.
  • Matthews, J., 2017. The right to reply: UK journalism, sources and official discourses on counterterrorism. In: Journalism in a world of terrorism 9-11 May 2017 FOJO Media Institute, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden.
  • Matthews, J., 2016. Local newspapers and their role after disaster: a case study of Ishinomaki, Japan. In: Annual MeCCSA Conference 6-8 January 2016 Canterbury Christ Church University.
  • Matthews, J., 2015. Media and the 2011 disaster: crisis cycle and cultural frames in US and UK press coverage. In: Media, Communications, and Japan’s 3/11 Triple Disaster 9 April 2015 Centre for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan.
  • Matthews, J., 2014. Cultural stereotypes and media coverage of disaster: analysis and implications of international media framing of the 2011 Japan disaster. In: The Asian Conference on Media & Mass Communication 2014 13-16 November 2014 Osaka, Japan.
  • Matthews, J., 2013. The discursive construction of insecurity and risk in UK news narratives to alleged terrorist plots. In: Images of Terror, Narratives of (In)security: Literary, Artistic and Cultural Responses 23-24 April 2013 University of Lisbon.
  • Matthews, J., 2011. Alleged Plots and the UK Terror Threat: Examining the Effect of Source Attribution upon News Credibility. In: The Mediation of Security 18 May-18 February 2011 De Montfort University Leicester.
  • Matthews, J., 2008. News sources and the audience: developing a psychological approach to source attributions. In: The End of Journalism? 17-18 October 2008 University of Bedfordshire, UK.

Scholarly Editions

  • Jebril, N., Loveless, M. and Matthews, J., 2017. Societies in Flux: Media, Democratisation, and Political Socialization, Special Issue of Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture, 8:2.. Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture.

PhD Students

  • Islam Aboualhuda. Media Discourse of Egyptian and Western Newspapers' Websites and Its Influence on the Formation of Images of Muslims and Islam post 25th January Revolution
  • Abir Alhayali. Social Media in Arab uprisings: Syria as a case study

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Media and Crisis

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Media, Crisis and Conflict
  • Dissertation
  • News Theory


  • Mediation of 3.11 disaster and its consequences (Japan Foundation Endowment Committee, 21 Jul 2014). Awarded

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Festival of Learning 2015: Research reflections


  • PG Cert in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2012)
  • MA in International Relations (University of Sussex, 2002)
  • PhD in Public Communication (Bournemouth University, 2010)


  • European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS), Member,
  • European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), Member,
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA), Fellow,
  • Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA), Member,
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