My research interests include:
- Online news and journalism
- Citizen journalism
- Civic media
- Public service media and PSBs online
- News reporting of politics and elections
- News reporting of climate change
- Science and technology journalism
- New media history, technology and innovation
- Journalism education
Prospective PhD Students
I welcome PhD proposals from prospective students in any of the above areas or generally within the field of journalism studies.
Current PhD Students
Louise Matthews – police, crime journalism and Twitter.
Nelli Ahmetova – developing citizen journalism in Iraq.
Membership of research groups and networks
MeCCSA – Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association in the UK.
Actively involved with the MeCCSA Climate Change, Sustainability and the Environment Network, and the MeCCSA Policy Network. Member of the MeCCSA Executive Committee, editor of the Three-D newsletter and communications officer.
ECREA – European Communication Research and Education Association.
Affiliated with the Journalism Studies section, the Science and Environmental Communication section, and the Communication and Democracy section.
IAMCR – International Association for Media and Communication Research.
Affiliated with the Journalism Research and Education section, the Environment, Science and Risk Communication working group, and the European Public Broadcasting Policies working group.
Spectacular Environmentalisms: Celebrity and the Mediation of Environmental Change (research network funded by the AHRC).