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Chris Peters is Professor with Special Responsibilites in Audience Research at Roskilde University, Denmark and Co-Founder/Director of the Centre for Digital Citizenship. He publishes in the areas of media, journalism, and audience studies. He is also Principal Investigator of ‘Beyond the Here and Now of News’, a project funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. Peters is the editor of six books and special issues, including Rethinking Journalism and Rethinking Journalism Again (Routledge, 2013 & 2016, both with Marcel Broersma), ‘The Places and Spaces of News Audiences’ (Journalism Studies, 2015), and ‘Conceptualizing Change in Journalism Studies’ (Journalism, 2019, with Matt Carlson). He is currently working on The Visual Citizen (Oxford University Press, forthcoming, with Stuart Allan). His research has also appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and edited collections. Peters sits on the editorial boards of the international academic journals Journalism; Journalism Studies; Digital Journalism, and Journalism Practice.

Specialities: Media, journalism, and audience studies, with a broad awareness of sociology and communications theory.

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, PhD, Carleton University

Award Date: 12 Jun 2009

Sociology, MA, Carleton University

Award Date: 14 Nov 2004

Commerce, B.Comm , Queen's University

Award Date: 25 May 2000

External positions

Associate Professor, Aalborg University

1 Jun 201531 Mar 2019

Senior Lecturer, University of Groningen

1 Aug 200831 May 2015


  • Communication, Journalism, Media
  • media sociology
  • audience research
  • audience studies
  • journalism studies
  • news

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