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Roddy McDougall

Roddy McDougall is a third year PhD student within the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Roddy’s primary research interest is the concept of Power with regards to the media in Japan, in particular looking at how key events are framed in the press and how, over time, a crystallised metaphor rises from a multitude of competing narratives. Roddy has previously explored this topic in 2013 in his master’s dissertation which examined newspaper coverage of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Disaster in the Asahi Shimbun and Yomiuri Shimbun.

His current project, entitled A Media Frame and Political Discourse Analysis of the Lehman Shock in Japan, expands upon this concept and is due for completion in 2017.

Publications

McDougall, R. 2016. "Cutting the Gordian Knot of Communication Research." International Communication Gazette. June 27. 

Conference Presentations

British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS) Annual Conference 2015. "A Media Frame and Political Discourse Analysis of the Lehman Shock in Japan"