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Professor Jonathan Hardy

Professor of Communications & Media
London College of Communication
Researcher Research
Jonathan  Hardy


Jonathan Hardy is Professor of Communications and Media at the University of the Arts London. He writes and comments on media industries, media and advertising, communications regulation, and international media systems. His books include Critical Political Economy of the Media (2014), Cross-Media Promotion (2010) and Western Media Systems (2008). He is co-editor of The Advertising Handbook (2018) and is series editor of Routledge Critical Advertising Studies. He is a member of the editorial boards of Digital Journalism (Taylor and Francis), Political Economy of Communication and TripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique.

Grants and awards

(Figures indicate amount awarded to UAL)

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council, Branded Content Research Network AH/N007719/1


Current research students

  • Sylvia Albert-Vogl, The impact of social analytics and big data on television show production (Lead supervisor)


Business & management, and science
Communication and graphic design
Curation and culture
Journalism, PR, media and publishing