Jairo Lugo-Ocando
Northwestern University, Qatar
Expertise in
Journalism and Media Studies
Other Reference

Major Achievements


Lugo-Ocando, J. (2018). Crime Statistics in the News: Journalism, Numbers and Social Deviation. London: Palgrave.

Harkins, Steven & Jairo Lugo-Ocando. (2017). Poor News: Poverty, Politics and Ideology in the British Press. London: Rowman & Littlefield.

Lugo-Ocando, J. and Nguyen, An (2017). Developing News: Global Journalism and the Coverage of 'Third World' Development. London: Routledge.

Lugo-Ocando, Jairo (2014). Blaming the Victim: How Global Journalism Fails those in Poverty. London: Pluto Press.

Andrade, Gabriel and Lugo-Ocando, Jairo (2018). The Angostura Address 200 Years Later: A Critical Reading. Iberoamericana – Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, X(X): X, 1–9. DOI:

Lugo-Ocando, Jairo (2018). A Mouthpiece for Truth: Foreign Aid for Media Development and the making of journalism in the Global South. Brazilian Journalism Research (BJR). Vol. 14, No 2.

Lugo-Ocando, Jairo and Glück, Antje (2018). El periodismo científico y el uso de la emociones en las narrativas noticiosas en la era de la posverdad: Un estudio comparativo entre el Reino Unido y la India (Scientific journalism and the use of emotions in news narratives in the post-truth era: A comparative study of the United Kingdom and India). Contratexto. No. 29. Pages 23-45.

Alvear F.J. and Lugo-Ocando J (2016). When Geopolitics becomes Moral Panic: El Mercurio and the use of international news as propaganda against Salvador Allende’s Chile (1970–1973). Media History. 1-19.

Lugo-Ocando, Jairo and Faria Brandão R (2016). Stabbing News: Articulating crime statistics in the newsroom. Journalism Practice. 10(6), 715-729.

Ruiz-Mora, Isabel, Lugo-Ocando, Jairo and Castillo-Esparcia, Antonio (2016). Reluctant to talk, reluctant to listen: Public relations professionals and their involvement in CSR programmes in Spain. Public Relations Review. 42(3), 402-407.

Nguyen, An and Lugo-Ocando, Jairo (2016). The state of data and statistics in journalism and journalism education: Issues and debates. Journalism. 17(1), 3-17.

Brambilla J. And Lugo-Ocando, J. (2018). Lobbying for Life: Violence against the Press and the Public Interest. In Johnston J & Pieczka, M (Ed.) Confronting the Public Interest: A Communication Dialectic (1st, 1). New Directions in Public Relations and Communication Research. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge.

Lugo-Ocando, Jairo and Lawson, Brendan (2017). Poor numbers, poor news: the ideology of poverty statistics in the media. In Nguyen N (Ed.). News, Numbers and Public Opinion in a Data-Driven World. London: Bloomsbury.

Lugo-Ocando J (2017). teleSUR en el contexto mundial de las cadenas televisivas de noticias internacionales: Las lecciones que nunca se aprendieron. In Suppo H (Ed.) teleSur: ¿Poder Blando Contra Hegemónico? Buenos Aires, Argentina: Editorial Sudamericana.

Lugo-Ocando J (2017). Statistics in Journalism Practice and Higher Education. In Ramirez-Montoya MS (Ed.) Handbook of Research on Driving STEM Learning with Educational Technologies. IGI Global: Hershey, PA. Pages 471-879.

Lugo-Ocando J (2017). Journalists Do Live in a Parallel Universe: A Response to Practitioner Critiques of Journalism Academics. In Barkho L (Ed.) Towards a Praxis-Based Media and Journalism Research. Intellect: Bristol, UK. Pages 193-204.

Ruiz-Mora I, Lugo-Ocando J (2017). The imperative needs of dialogue between CSR departments and PR practitioners. Empirical evidence from Spain. In Lindgreen A, Vanhamme J & Watkins R (Ed.). Communicating Corporate Social Responsibility in the Digital Era. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge.

Research Grants

Co-I – AHRC (2017)- Defining Freedom of the Press: A Cross national examination of press ethics and regulation in ten European countries (Grant Ref: AH/R00644X/1) UK £519,607

Co-I – AHRC (2017) – Development Assistance and independent journalism in Africa and Latin America: A cross-national and multidisciplinary research network. Grant Reference (AH/P00606X/1) UK£ 50.000

PI – The Leverhulme Trust (2017) Visiting Professorship – Professor Federico Subervi: Examining the Media in Latin America: The question of colonialism, post-colonialism and neo-colonialism in the news. (Reference VP1-2017-044). UK£ 22.130.

HE Academy (2014). Teaching how to use and communicate statistics to journalism students: Statistics in Journalism Practice and Education: a cross-Atlantic comparison of best practices and approaches. £5K (PI)

Theodore C. Sorensen Fellowship from the John F. Kennedy Library (2013) – Media Coverage of the Programme Alliance for Progress US$ 2K (PI)

Grant for Fellowship at the Department of New Media and Communication, National University of Singaporem (2012). £2K (PI)

The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland - Copyright Violation and Creative Industries: The Case of Digital Piracy Networks on the Colombian-Venezuelan Border (2010). £2.5K (PI)