Guy Starkey

Professor of Radio and Journalism


University of Sunderland

Radio, Journalism, Media, Audiences, Digital migration, Broadcasting technology, Media ethics, Balance and bias in the media

Guy is a former radio practitioner whose PhD focused on balance and bias in the BBC’s 1997 general election coverage on its flagship news and current affairs programme, Today. Now a full Professor of Radio and Journalism at the University of Sunderland and formerly Head of its Department of Media (2007-11), his publications include Radio in Context (Palgrave Macmillan 2004; second edition forthcoming 2013), Balance and Bias in Journalism: Representation, Regulation and Democracy (Palgrave Macmillan 2007), Radio Journalism which he co-authored with Professor Andrew Crisell (Sage 2009) and Local Radio, Going Global (Palgrave Macmillan 2011). Member of the Executive Board of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) | Chamore...

PhD (London), MA (Education) Media Education (London), BA (Hons) European Studies.

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  1. Starkey, Guy (2014) Senses of Home: Local Media in a Global World. In: Senses of Home: Local Media in a Global World conference, July 2014, Halle, Germany.
  2. Starkey, Guy (2013) 'Radio: the resilient medium in today's increasingly diverse multi-platform media environment'. China Radio Journal, 8.
  3. McDonald, Katy and Starkey, Guy (2014) 'Changing practices in the production of radio news journalism: a case study of the UK'. In: GRER conference (Information et journalisme radiophonique a l'ere du numerique), 20-21 Mar 2014, Strasbourg, France.
  4. Starkey, Guy (2014) 'Radio: the resilience of an established medium'. In: “Old Media” in “New Media” Era – about adjustment strategies of traditional media to new media reality, 2-3 Jun 2014, Olsztyn, Poland.
  5. Starkey, Guy (2014) 'Public Service Media: the UK', invited speaker. In: 1st International Conference on Public Media "Public media in the service of democracy: Polish experience compared to Europe”, 4-5 Jun 2014, Krakow.
  6. Starkey, Guy (2014) '"Local radio, delivered nationally" or "national brand, delivered locally"? News and programming hubs and the impact on content production of recent changes in regulation, ownership and the local content requirement in the UK commercial sector'. In: The 2nd Annual Centre for Culture and Cultural Studies Conference (Media: Theory and Practice), 4-6 Sep 2014, Skopje, Macedonia.
  7. Starkey, Guy (2014) 'New media development: challenges for the political economy and practices of established media'. In: 2014 International Forum on New Media, 24-25 Oct 2014, Shanghai Jiao Tong University/ICA, Shanghai, China.
  8. Starkey, Guy (2014) Invited Welcome Address, on behalf of ECREA Executive Board, at opening ceremony of the 2nd Annual Centre for Culture and Cultural Studies Conference (Media: Theory and Practice). In: Second Annual International CCCS Conference 2014 “Media: Theory and Practice”, 4-6 Sep 2014, Hotel Continental, Skopje, Macedonia. (Unpublished)
  9. Starkey, Guy and Ye, Hao (2014) 'Multimedia journalism in China and the UK: Synergies and harmonisation across national and cultural divides'. In: IAFOR North American Convergence on Media, Film and Cultural Studies, 18-21 Sep 2014, Rhode Island, USA.
  10. Starkey, Guy (2014) 'Narrative on radio: Traditional storytelling and the challenge of digital visualisation'. In: The 10th Biennial International Radio. Sound, thought and cultural practices, 6-10 Oct 2014, National Centre of the Arts, Mexico City.