Stephen Jukes

Professor Stephen Jukes

  • 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, trauma, emotion and objectivity in news...


Journal Articles


  • Journalism, Society and Politics in the Digital Media Era. Intellect Ltd.
  • Jukes, S., 2020. Journalism and Emotion. Sage.
  • Fowler-Watt, K. and Jukes, S., 2019. New Journalisms: rethinking practice theory and pedagogy. Routledge.
  • Jukes, S., McDonald, K. and Starkey, G., 2017. Understanding Broadcast Journalism. Routledge.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Elgood, G. and Reuters photographers, 2003. Twenty-One Days to Baghdad - a Chronicle of the Iraq War. 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., 2021. Reporting Global While Being Local. In: Mitra, S. and Paterson, C., eds. Reporting Global while being Local: Local Producers of News for Distant Audiences. Routledge.
  • Fowler-Watt, K., 2020. Global voices in journalism education. In: Jebril, N., Jukes, S., Takas, M. and Iordanidou', S., eds. Journalism, Society and Politics in the Digital Media Era. Intellect Books.
  • Jukes, S., 2020. Compassion, emotion and objectivity in global reporting. In: Ward, S.J.A., ed. Handbook of Global Media Ethics. Springer.
  • Jebril, N., Jukes, S., Iordanidou, S. and Takas, E., 2020. The Digital Media Era: Challenges and Transformations. Journalism, Society and Politics in the Digital Media Era. Intellect.
  • Jukes, S., 2019. Journalists in Search of Identity. In: Fowler-Watt, K., ed. New Journalisms: Rethinking Practice, Theory and Pedagogy. London: Routledge.. Routledge.
  • Fowler-Watt, K., 2019. New journalisms, new pedagogies. In: Jukes, S., ed. New Journalisms: Rethinking Practice, Theory and Pedagogy. Routledge.
  • Fowler-Watt, K. and Jukes, S., 2019. New journalisms, new challenges. In: Fowler- Watt, K., ed. New Journalisms: Rethinking Practice, Theory and Pedagogy. Routledge.
  • Mihailidis, P. and Gerodimos, R., 2019. Reimagining engagement for an era of distrust. In: Jukes, S. and Fowler-Watt, K., eds. New Journalisms: Rethinking Practice, Theory and Pedagogy. London: Routledge.
  • Jukes, S., 2018. The newsroom is no longer a safe zone - assessing the affective impact of graphic user-generated images on journalists working with social media. In: Sampson, T., Ellis, D. and Maddison, S., eds. Affect and Social Media. Rowman and Littlefield.
  • 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., 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., 2013. A Perfect Storm. In: Fowler-Watt, K. and Allan, S., eds. Journalism: New Challenges. CJCR: Centre for Journalism & Communication Research, Bournemouth University.


  • Fowler-Watt, K., Jukes, S. and Rees, G., 2021. Reporting the Pandemic: Trauma on our own Doorstep. In: FMC Humanities and Social Science Research seminar series 24 February 2021 Bournemouth University.
  • Jukes, S., Charles, M. and Fowler-Watt, K., 2020. Rethinking Journalism Practice Through Innovative Approaches to Post Conflict Reporting. Journalism Practice.
  • Jukes, S., 2018. From Vietnam to terror on the streets of European cities - how journalism embraced emotion and the therapy culture. In: Association for Psychosocial Studies Biennial Conference 5-7 April 2018 Bournemouth University.
  • Jukes, S., 2018. The Affective Dimension of Journalism in the Coverage of Protest and Social Movements. In: Emotional Politics - the Role of Affect in Social Movements and Organizing 31 May 2018 University of Kent.
  • Jukes, S., 2017. News and objectivity - back to the future? In: Future of Journalism 14-15 September 2017 Cardiff University.
  • Jukes, S., 2017. How social media and technological innovation are challenging journalists' perceptions of their role. In: Journalism, Society and Politics in the Digital Era 1-3 September 2017 Limassol, Cyprus.
  • Fowler-Watt, K. and Jukes, S., 2017. Cross cultural student journalism exchange - Covering the 2016 U.S. conventions and election. In: Media Education Summit 2017 15-17 June 2017 Segovia, Spain.
  • Jukes, S., 2017. Assessing the affective impact of the Brexit campaign on the journalists who covered it. In: Affect & Social Media Symposium 3.0 25 May 2017 University of East London.
  • Muridzo, S., Nordberg, D. and Jukes, S., 2017. Suppressing higher aims? Buried institutional logics resurface in public service broadcasting in Zimbabwe, 1970-2008. In: British Academy of Management 5-7 September 2017 Warwick.
  • 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, 2021. Viability of public broadcasting as principal media: the case of Zimbabwe
  • Nicole Blanchett-Neheli. News by numbers: How analytics are changing journalism
  • Yomna Kamel. News, the Internet and Political Protest: Al-Jazeera, BBC and Reuters Reporting of the Arab Spring and its Aftermath (graduated in 2015)
  • Tim Sontheimer. Technologies of Policing Protest and Security Assemblages in the Middle East
  • Amal Almoualed. Saudi women journalists – an exploration of their roles and practices in a world of social media
  • Xin Zeng. Chinese Young People's Engagement with Journalism: Perspectives & Attitudes towards the News (graduated in 2015)


  • The Children of the Revolution: Animating the Lives of ex-FARC Child Soldiers to Promote Reconciliation (BU Global Challenges Research Fund, 01 Apr 2018). Awarded
  • 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

External Responsibilities

Conference Presentations

  • Trauma Resilience Building in Journalism Curricula: Facing Research Challenges, Ethical Considerations and Implementation of Evidence Based Practice, Trauma on our own doorstep - time to take action, 19 Nov 2020, Online
  • UK-EU Relations Beyond Brexit, Whose Europe is it anyway, 28 Sep 2018, Europe House
  • 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?, 04 Sep 2015, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
  • Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change, News in a post 9/11 world, 17 Jul 2011, Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg, Austria


  • PhD in Journalism & Affect (Goldsmiths, University of London, 2017)
  • 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)