Gavin Hawkton

g.hawkton.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Research title

Media, Public Discourse and the Miners' Strike 1984-85

Research summary

How did coverage of the miners’ strike 1984-5 differ across news media? Starting with this question my research will explore key moments of the strike through an examination of local, regional and national media coverage. It questions how a perceived bias against striking miners manifested itself across news media and the implications of this for the outcome of the miners’ strike. The theme of this project, will also link to contemporary debates about media bias, highlighting the continued relevance of this issue.