Lecturer in Media and Journalism

Christopher is a Lecturer in Media and Journalism at UCFB Etihad Campus and an Early Career Member of the Royal Historical Society. He completed his PhD at the University of Sheffield's Department of Journalism Studies, having previously studied for his BA (First Class) in History at the University of Liverpool, before completing his MA in Historical Research, also at Sheffield. He has considerable teaching experiences at secondary, further and higher education, including work with adult special educational needs and widening participation.

Christopher’s broader research intersects 19th and 20th century histories of newspapers, popular culture and politics. His work also draws on the various fields in which he has lectured and advised, such as research methods, journalism, media studies (particularly digital media) and political communication.

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Area of expertise
  • Journalism history;
  • Popular newspapers;
  • Modern British history;
  • Sport, media and society.
Teaching & research interests
  • Journalism studies: histories of popular news, news language, continuities and change;
  • Media representations: politics, class, identity, readers;
  • British history: culture, politics, sport and society;
  • Digital news: online archives, social media, media development.
Accreditation & memberships
  • Early Career Member, Royal Historical Society;
  • Member, Centre for the Study of Journalism and History, University of Sheffield.
  • Associate Fellow, Advance HE.
  • BA (Hons) History, University of Liverpool;
  • MA Historical Research, University of Sheffield.
  • PhD in Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield.
Publications & research
  • Shoop-Worrall, C. ‘Review of “Making News: The Political Economy of Journalism from the Glorious Revolution to the Internet”, edited by R. R. John and J. Silberstein-Loeb (Oxford, 2015)’, English Historical Review, February 2017;
  • Shoop-Worrall, C. ‘The Dramatisation of News in Liverpool’s Early Popular Press’, Liverpool Newspaper Heritage Project, October 2016;
  • Worrall, CD. ‘Worrall on Cullen: “A Short History of the Modern Media”’, HNet (JHistory), March 2016.
  • Shoop-Worrall, C. ‘Scouse Sensation: Liverpool and the Edwardian New Journalism’, Media History (9 August, 2019), https://doi.org/10.1080/13688804.2019.1652583.
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