Sarah Maltby is Professor in Media and Communication at the University of Sussex. Her work focuses on media memory and identity in and through military, journalistic and artistic work. She is the author of Remembering the Falklands War: Media, Memory and Identity (2016), Military Media Management: Negotiating the ‘Front’ Line (2012) and co-editor of Communicating War: Memory, Military and Media (2007). She is Founder and Coordinator of the War and Media Network, an interdisciplinary networking forum that brings together academics and practitioners interested in the intersection between war and media. She is also co-editor of Media, War and Conflict (Sage).
Ben O’Loughlin is Professor of International Relations and Director of the New Political Communication Unit at Royal Holloway, University of London. His latest book is Forging the World: Strategic Narratives and International Relations (2017, University of Michigan Press, with Alister Miskimmon and Laura Roselle). He was Specialist Advisor to the UK Parliament’s Select Committee on Soft Power, producing the report Power and Persuasion in the Modern World. In 2016 Ben and his colleagues won the Walter Lippmann Award for Political Communication at the American Political Science Association (APSA). From 2016 to 2019 he carried out studies on culture, conflict and influence for the British Council, Goethe Institute and European Commission. In 2019 he was Thinker in Residence at the Flemish Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences working on Disinformation and Democracy.
Katy Parry is Associate Professor in Media and Communication at the University of Leeds. Her work focuses on visual politics and activism, images of war and representations of contemporary soldiering. Co-authored books include Visual Communication: Understanding Images in Media Culture(Sage, 2019) with Giorgia Aiello; Political Culture and Media Genre: Beyond the News (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) with Kay Richardson and John Corner; and Pockets of Resistance: British News Media, War and Theory in the 2003 Invasion of Iraq (Manchester University Press, 2010) with Piers Robinson, Peter Goddard, Craig Murray and Philip M. Taylor. She is co-editor of the journal Media, War and Conflictand co-convener of the Political Studies Association ‘Media and Politics’ Group.
Laura Roselle is Professor of Political Science and Policy Studies at Elon University. Roselle holds degrees from Emory University (Math/Computer Science and Russian) and Stanford University (PhD Political Science). She has served as president of the International Communication Section of the International Studies Association and of the Internet Technology and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. She is the author of Media and the Politics of Failure: Great Powers, Communication Strategies, and Military Defeats (Palgrave, 2006 and 2011), and with co-authors Alister Miskimmon and Ben O’Loughlin, Strategic Narratives: Communication Power and the New World Order (Routledge, 2013) and Forging the World: Strategic Narratives & International Relations (University of Michigan Press, 2017). Roselle is co-editor of the journal Media, War and Conflict and co-editor of the book series, Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society. She won the 2017 Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Communication Section of the International Studies Association.