Gavin Hawkton

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 explores key moments of the strike through an examination of local, regional and national media coverage. It questions how hegemonic narratives were created and maintained 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 and cultural hegemony, highlighting the continued relevance of these issues.




  • Counter Hegemony
  • Deindustrialisation
  • Media and Policy
  • Protest and Activism




Economic & Social History (level one)

Sociology (level one)