Portrait of  Michael Klontzas Michael Klontzas

m.klontzas@hud.ac.uk | 01484 478460


Following completion of his postgraduate studies, Michael taught media and communications policy since 1995 at a range of universities, including City University (London), University of Westminster, London Metropolitan University, Middlesex University and Kingston University. He joined Journalism and Media from City University in September 2008.

After six years as Research Co-ordinator and REF Unit of Assessment 36 Coordinator (2009-2015), he is currently the Deputy to this role.

He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research and Scholarship

Michael’s research and scholarly interests include media policy; political economy; European and international media; online publishing & journalism; new media, interactive media and the internet; technology; media organizations; electronic media history

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Klontzas, M (2015) ‘Public service objectives: Contestability and RenegotiationInternational Journal of Digital Television , 6 (2), pp. 97-101. ISSN 2040-4182


Klontzas, M (2013) ‘Book Review: The Economics of Television in a Digital World: What Economics Tells Us for Future Policy Debates, Patrick Barwise and Robert G. Picard, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University.International Journal of Digital Television , 4 (3), pp. 357-364. ISSN 2040-4182

Klontzas, M (2013) ‘The BBC and digital policy instrumentation in the UK: Straitjackets and conveyor beltsInternational Journal of Digital Television , 4 (1). ISSN 2040-4182


Hanlin, B. and Klontzas, M. (2009) ‘Public Service Broadcasting v2.0: an emerging paradigm in the UK’. In: The Ends of Television: Logics/Perspectives/Entanglements, 29th June – 1st July 2009, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) and Department of Media Studies of the Universiteit van Amsterdam


Klontzas, M (2008) ‘iVision and the BBC: Building Public ValueObservatorio OBS , 2 (2), pp. 41-55. ISSN 1646-5954


Klontzas, M (2007) ‘iVision and the BBC: building public value’. In: COST 298 Conference The Good, the Bad and the Unexpected: The user and the future of information and communication technologies, 23rd-25th May 2007, Moscow, Russia


Klontzas, M (2006) ‘Digitalisation and the BBC: the net effect’. In: COST A20 The impact of the internet on the mass media of Europe, 28th-29th April 2006, Delfi, Greece

Klontzas, M. and Sourbati, M. (2006) ‘Public Service Communications: Revisiting Some Age-Old Questions’. In: MeCCSA/AMPE Conference 2006, 13th-15th January 2006, Leeds, UK

Klontzas, M (2006) ‘Digitalisation and the BBC: the net effect’. In: The impact of the internet on the mass media in Europe. Suffolk, England: Abramis. . ISBN 1845491459

Klontzas, M (2006) ‘The BBC as mediator of public policy: reconsidering PSB in the digital era’. In: Innovation and challenges in the European media. Thessaloniki, Greece: University Studio Press. pp. 107-131. ISBN 9601215716


Klontzas, M (2005) ‘Public Service Broadcasting and the delivery of publc policy in the pre-convergence era: the BBC computer literacy project’. In: 19th Annual CCBH summer conference, 19th June-1st July 2005, London, UK


Klontzas, M (2004) ‘Public Service Broadcasting and the Delivery of Public Policy in Europe: Building Digital Britain and the BBC’. In: New Directions in European Media, European Sociological Association Media Research Network, 5th - 7th November 2004, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki

Klontzas, M (2004) ‘The Prospects of New Radio Technologies’. In: Broadcasting corporation and society. Yesterday - today - tomorrow, 18th - 19th June 2004, University of Athens, Astypalaia


Klontzas, M (2001) ‘New radio technologies: rebirth and reproduction’. In: The sound barrier: dynamics of Greek radio broadcasting. Athens, Greece: Papazisis. pp. 307-369. ISBN 960021266X


Klontzas, M (1998) ‘Stephen Lax, Beyond the Horizon – Communications Technologies: Past, Present and Future (Luton: John Libbey Media, 1997) ISBN 1860205143Convergence: the international journal of research into new media technologies , 4 (3), pp. 106-109. ISSN 1354-8565


Assistant editor of the International Journal of Digital Television (2016-) and member of the editorial board (2012-)

Guest editor for Special Issue of the International Journal of Digital Television (July 2015)

Peer reviewer for book proposals, monographs and journal articles (Sage, Thomson Reuters, Palgrave Macmillan, Intellect)

The City University Spring Conference - Digital Switchover: Policies and Implementation, 16 May 2006, City University, London (Co-organiser)

Commission by Fondazione Rosselli, Italy on behalf of RAI for a series of three reports on the UK new media market with particular focus on the BBC and its IPTV/broadband TV plans (2006).

Contributor to the LSE Media Policy Project and openDemocracy

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2012)

Research Degree Supervision


  • media policy;
  • political economy;
  • European and international media;
  • online publishing & journalism;


In 2010, Michael was awarded the PgCert in Professional Development - Higher Education Practice: Research Supervision (University of Huddersfield).

Administrative Responsibilities

Deputy Research Co-Ordinator for Journalism & Media and UoA 36 (Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management)

Member of School Research Committee (School of Music, Humanities and Media)

Deputy postgraduate research admissions tutor

Postgraduate research students’ personal tutor

Deputy research seminars programme coordinator

Teaching and Professional Activities

Module Leader for:

AHC3102 Media Policy, Regulation and Ethics (Year 3)

AIC2108 Digital Culture (Year 2)

Teaching on:

AFC1112 Politics, Society and Journalism (Year 1)

Supervising final year and MA projects.