Karin Wahl-Jorgensen is Professor and Director of Research Development and Environment at the Cardiff School of Media, Journalism and Cultural Studies. She is the author of three books, “Disasters and the Media” (Peter Lang, 2012; co-authored with Mervi Pantti and Simon Cottle), “Journalists and the Public” (Hampton Press, 2007) and “Citizens or Consumers?” (Open University Press, 2005; co-authored with Justin Lewis and Sanna Inthorn), and is currently writing “Emotions, Media and Public Participation” for Polity Press. Her research has been funded by the ESRC, the European Commission, the AHRC and the British Academy, among other organisations. Most recently, she has been Principal UK Investigator on a €4 million European Commission funded project on the European Public Sphere (EUROSPHERE) and has carried out research for the charity Public Concern at Work on the media representation of whistleblowers.

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