Primary Department
School of Communications
Academic Staff
Work Area/Key Responsibilities
Alessio Cornia
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number
GLA: C154

Academic biography

Alessio Cornia is Assistant Professor at Dublin City University and Research Associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford.

His research interest is comparative research on political communication and journalism, with a focus on the relationship between media and politics, news industry developments, digital news, social media platforms, media coverage of corruption, and EU journalism.

He is the DCU research team lead for the EU-funded project ‘CO.R.E.: COrruption Risk indicators in Emergency’ and Co-PI for the H2020 project ‘MEDIATIZED EU: Mediatized Discourses on Europeanization and Their Representations in Public Perceptions’.

He was previously Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute and Researcher at the University of Perugia, where he completed a PhD in Social and Political Theory and Research.

He has published a monograph on EU journalists in Brussels and several articles in academic journals including Media, Culture and Society, the International Journal of Press/Politics, the European Journal of Communication, Journalism, Journalism Studies, and the Journal of Risk Research.

Research interests

Comparative research; relationship between media and politics; media systems; political communication; journalism studies;  social media platforms; digital news; media industry developments; disinformation; news organisations; EU journalism; risk cultures and communication;