Greg McLaughlin (BA, Ulster; DPhil, Glasgow) lives in Derry city, Northern Ireland. He is an independent author and Associate of the Centre for Media Research (CMR) at Ulster University. He has written widely on the role of the media in reporting war and peace, locally and internationally; and on the political economy of the local news media in Northern Ireland. He is author of 'The War Correspondent' (Pluto Press, 2016, second edition; and co-author, with his colleague and friend, Stephen Baker, of 'The Propaganda of Peace: the role of media and culture in the Northern Ireland peace process' (Intellect Books, 2010) and 'The British Media and Bloody Sunday' (Intellect Books, 2015). Greg is now starting work on a new project, looking at media perceptions of Russia as western attitudes harden towards this still powerful country.