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'Hypocrite!' Affective and argumentative engagement on Twitter, following the Christchurch terrorist attack (2024)
Journal Article
de Quincey, E., Richardson, J. E., Giraud, E. H., & Poole, E. (2024). 'Hypocrite!' Affective and argumentative engagement on Twitter, following the Christchurch terrorist attack. Media, Culture and Society, https://doi.org/10.1177/01634437241229322

This article intervenes in debates about whether public-facing social media enable the rapid spread of hate speech, or whether these platforms can offer valuable opportunities to contest it. Advancing scholarship on ‘networked counter-publics’ and re... Read More about 'Hypocrite!' Affective and argumentative engagement on Twitter, following the Christchurch terrorist attack.

Transnational In-Group Solidarity Networks in the Case of #Hellobrother (2023)
Journal Article
POOLE, E., RİCHARDSON, J. E., GİRAUD, E. H., & DE QUİNCEY, E. (in press). Transnational In-Group Solidarity Networks in the Case of #Hellobrother. Journal of Media and Religion Studies, 6(2), 14-22. https://doi.org/10.47951/mediad.1401093

This paper examines the dynamics of one hashtag, #hellobrother, shared on Twitter following the Christchurch terror attack on 15th March 2019. It was analysed as part of a larger study #Contesting Islamophobia: Representation and Appropriation in Med... Read More about Transnational In-Group Solidarity Networks in the Case of #Hellobrother.

Expedient, Affective, and Sustained Solidarities? Mediated Contestations of Islamophobia in the Case of Brexit, the Christchurch Terror Attack, and the COVID-19 Pandemic (2023)
Journal Article
Poole, E., Giraud, E. H., Richardson, J. E., & de Quincey, E. (2023). Expedient, Affective, and Sustained Solidarities? Mediated Contestations of Islamophobia in the Case of Brexit, the Christchurch Terror Attack, and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Social Media + Society, 9(3), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1177/20563051231199452

This article advances research on mediated solidarity, by analyzing the contestation of Islamophobia on the social media platform Twitter, in the context of Brexit, the Christchurch terror attack, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Drawing on a unique longit... Read More about Expedient, Affective, and Sustained Solidarities? Mediated Contestations of Islamophobia in the Case of Brexit, the Christchurch Terror Attack, and the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Religion on an Ordinary Day: An International Study of News Reporting (2021)
Journal Article
Poole, E., & Weng, E. (2021). Religion on an Ordinary Day: An International Study of News Reporting. Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture, 165-178. https://doi.org/10.1163/21659214-bja10055

This article provides an introduction to an international study of religion on an ‘ordinary day’ in the news. Taking as its sample newspapers in the UK, Finland, Australia and Canada on 17 September in 2013, 2014 and 2015, the study aimed to provide... Read More about Religion on an Ordinary Day: An International Study of News Reporting.

Religion on an Ordinary Day in UK News: Christianity, Secularism and Diversity (2021)
Journal Article
Poole. (2021). Religion on an Ordinary Day in UK News: Christianity, Secularism and Diversity. Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture, 179-202. https://doi.org/10.1163/21659214-bja10043

This article examines representations of religion on an ordinary day in British newspapers, 17 September in 2013, 2014 and 2015, as part of an international comparative study. Taking as its sample The Times, the Metro and a local newspaper, the Manch... Read More about Religion on an Ordinary Day in UK News: Christianity, Secularism and Diversity.

Disrupting or reconfiguring racist narratives about Muslims? The representation of British Muslims during the Covid crisis (2021)
Journal Article
Poole, E., & Williamson, M. (2021). Disrupting or reconfiguring racist narratives about Muslims? The representation of British Muslims during the Covid crisis. Journalism, 24(2), https://doi.org/10.1177/14648849211030129

This article examines British newspaper coverage of Muslims during the first wave of the Coronavirus crisis. A well-established trajectory of research shows that Muslims are negativized in mainstream media representation in the UK. However, it became... Read More about Disrupting or reconfiguring racist narratives about Muslims? The representation of British Muslims during the Covid crisis.

Tactical interventions in online hate speech: The case of #stopIslam (2020)
Journal Article
Poole, E., De Quincey, E., & Giraud, E. (2020). Tactical interventions in online hate speech: The case of #stopIslam. New Media and Society, 23(6), 1415–1442. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444820903319

This article sets out findings from a project focused on #stopIslam, a hashtag that gained prominence following the Brussels terror attack of 2016. We initially outline a big data analysis which shows how counter-narratives – criticizing #stopIslam –... Read More about Tactical interventions in online hate speech: The case of #stopIslam.

Covering Diversity (2019)
Book Chapter
Poole, E. (2019). Covering Diversity. In The Handbook of Journalism Studies (469-484). (2). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315167497-30

This chapter aims to describe the representation of ethnic minority groups in contemporary Western news media, outline important concepts and theories for understanding these representations, introduce key thinkers and research that has analyzed the... Read More about Covering Diversity.

Right-Wing Populism and Mediated Activism: Creative Responses and Counter-Narratives Special Collection (2019)
Journal Article
Poole, E., & Giraud, E. (2019). Right-Wing Populism and Mediated Activism: Creative Responses and Counter-Narratives Special Collection. Open Library of Humanities, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.16995/olh.438

This is an introduction to the Open Library of Humanities Special Collection ‘Right-Wing Populism and Mediated Activism: Creative Responses and Counter-Narratives’. It provides an overview of key issues and debates in discussions of social media acti... Read More about Right-Wing Populism and Mediated Activism: Creative Responses and Counter-Narratives Special Collection.

Contesting #StopIslam: The Dynamics of a Counter-narrative Against Right-wing Populism (2019)
Journal Article
Poole, E., Giraud, E., & de Quincey, E. (2019). Contesting #StopIslam: The Dynamics of a Counter-narrative Against Right-wing Populism. Open Library of Humanities, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.16995/olh.406

This paper sets out quantitative findings from a research project examining the dynamics of online counter-narratives against hate speech, focusing on #StopIslam, a hashtag that spread racialized hate speech and disinformation directed towards Islam... Read More about Contesting #StopIslam: The Dynamics of a Counter-narrative Against Right-wing Populism.

Contesting #stopIslam: Tensions around hate speech on social media (2018)
Journal Article
De Quincey, E., Poole, E., & Giraud, E. (2018). Contesting #stopIslam: Tensions around hate speech on social media. British Academy Review, 33,

Elizabeth Poole, Ed de Quincey and Eva Giraud explore the dynamics of a racist hashtag following the Brussels terrorist attack

Constructing ‘British values’ within a Radicalisation Narrative: The Reporting of the Trojan Horse Affair (2018)
Journal Article
Poole. (2018). Constructing ‘British values’ within a Radicalisation Narrative: The Reporting of the Trojan Horse Affair. Journalism Studies, 19(3), 376-391. https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2016.1190664

This article examines the reporting of the “Operation Trojan Horse” affair in two British newspapers, the Daily Mail and The Guardian, in 2014. I argue that this high-profile case was a vehicle for the Conservative-led Government, and parts of the Un... Read More about Constructing ‘British values’ within a Radicalisation Narrative: The Reporting of the Trojan Horse Affair.

‘Muslim Media’ and the Politics of Representation: Media and Cultural Responses to Diversity Issues in Britain (2014)
Journal Article
Poole, E. (2014). ‘Muslim Media’ and the Politics of Representation: Media and Cultural Responses to Diversity Issues in Britain. Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 7(1), 101-118. https://doi.org/10.1163/18739865-00701002

This article examines data from a year-long project, ‘Muslims in the European Mediascape’, which explored the production and consumption of diversity issues in the United Kingdom and Germany. Here, I report on the findings from minority (predominantl... Read More about ‘Muslim Media’ and the Politics of Representation: Media and Cultural Responses to Diversity Issues in Britain.

Religion in the British Media Today (2012)
Book Chapter
Taira, T., Poole, E., & Knott, K. (2012). Religion in the British Media Today. In Religion and the News. (1). Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315604855-4

How is religion represented in British media today? In this chapter, Taira, Poole and Knott provide a detailed answer, based on their research into television and newspaper reporting of religion in 2008–10. As well as surveying references to conventi... Read More about Religion in the British Media Today.

American Coverage of Immigration, Islam, and Identity in the UK and the Netherlands (2012)
Book Chapter
Poole, E. (2012). American Coverage of Immigration, Islam, and Identity in the UK and the Netherlands. In Oxford Handbooks Online (453-468). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195395068.013.0030

This article explores how American journalists cover religion in Europe, where issues of faith and church-state relations lead to differing interpretations of religio-ethnic news events, by analyzing U.S. newspaper coverage of the anti-Islamic Dutch... Read More about American Coverage of Immigration, Islam, and Identity in the UK and the Netherlands.

The case of Geert Wilders: Multiculturalism, Islam, and Identity in the UK (2012)
Journal Article
Poole. (2012). The case of Geert Wilders: Multiculturalism, Islam, and Identity in the UK. Journal of Religion in Europe, 162 - 191. https://doi.org/10.1163/187489212X639181

This article aims to show how in the current political climate in the UK debates about multiculturalism, religion, and identity, in relation to Muslims, have played out in the public sphere through an examination of British news media coverage of the... Read More about The case of Geert Wilders: Multiculturalism, Islam, and Identity in the UK.

Change and Continuity in the Representation of British Muslims Before and After 9/11: The UK Context (2011)
Journal Article
Poole. (2011). Change and Continuity in the Representation of British Muslims Before and After 9/11: The UK Context. Global Media Journal, 49 - 62

9/11 is often marked out as a significant event in the current political and historical context in that it signalled a discernable shift to a new politics categorised in specific “Western” countries by the “war on terror”. Through an examination o... Read More about Change and Continuity in the Representation of British Muslims Before and After 9/11: The UK Context.

Discourses of the War on Terror: Constructions of the Islamic Other in the wake of 7/7 (2010)
Journal Article
Featherstone, M., Poole, E., & Holohan, S. (2010). Discourses of the War on Terror: Constructions of the Islamic Other in the wake of 7/7. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 6(2), 169-186. https://doi.org/10.1386/mcp.6.2.169_1

It is widely agreed that the events which took place on 11 September 2001 have played a large part in reshaping global imaginings about contemporary acts of terrorism and their Islamic perpetrators. Given this transformation in the understanding of t... Read More about Discourses of the War on Terror: Constructions of the Islamic Other in the wake of 7/7.