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Dr Giuliana Tiripelli

Job: VC2020 Senior Lecturer in Digital Journalism and Media Discourse

Faculty: Technology

School/department: Leicester Media School

Research group(s): Media Discourse Centre

Address: De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH

T: 0116 257 7896



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Personal profile

Giuliana is VC2020 Senior Lecturer in Digital Journalism and Media Discourse at De Montfort University. Between 2015-2018, Giuliana worked with digital media and methods at the University of Sheffield. She was a lecturer and teacher in Digital Society at the Department of Sociological Studies in 2015-2016 and 2017-2018, and in 2017 she worked on digital communication in crisis situations as Research Associate of the Information School. Giuliana taught Sociology and Media at the University of Glasgow from 2009 to 2014, and she carried out her doctoral research at the Glasgow University Media Group.

Research group affiliations

Media Discourse Centre (MDC)

Research interests/expertise

Giuliana's research examines the role of the media in social change processes. This research focuses on news media, digital media, normative models of journalism, and strategic communication for social change. This work aims to contribute to the analysis and reform of media's role in shaping discourses and practices during periods of social transformation and instability.

Areas of teaching

Journalism, Social Change, Media & Society, Research Methods, Digital Methods, Digital Media, Normative Models of Journalism, Strategic Communication, Sociology


PhD in Media Studies (Sociology), School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow.

BA (Hon) in Political Sciences, International Studies, University of Florence.

Membership of professional associations and societies

British Sociological Association

Social Research Association

Key research outputs

Tiripelli G. (2016) Media and peace in the Middle East. The Role of Journalism in Israel-Palestine, for the series “Palgrave Studies in Compromise after Conflict”, Palgrave Macmillan,

Tiripelli G. (2015): “Sociology of the media: towards an ideal journalistic practice” in Dawson, M., Fowler, B., Miller, D., and Smith, A. (eds.) Stretching the Sociological Imagination, Palgrave Macmillan,

Happer C., McGuinness P., McNeill F., Tiripelli G. (2018) “Punishment, legitimacy and taste: The role and limits of mainstream and social media in constructing attitudes towards community sanctions”, Crime, Media, Culture, first published online,

Berry M., Philo G., Tiripelli G., Docherty S., and Macpherson C. (2012) “Media coverage and public understanding of sentencing policy in relation to crimes against children”, Criminology and Criminal Justice 12(5) 567-591

Tiripelli G. (2018) “Interdisciplinarity, strategy, impact: how to be smarter than our politicians” The Peace Journalist 7(2) October.

Tiripelli G. (2016) “Turning Constraints into Opportunities” The Peace Journalist 5(1) April pp. 18-20.          

Tiripelli G. (2015) “A Strategy for Peace Journalism in Palestine” The Peace Journalist 4(2) October pp. 18-19.


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