Research

Currently, I am conducting research into a number of topics, including the evolving nature of public service broadcasting within the wider cultural and creative industries, the history of war photography, visual journalism’s civic commitments, and the interface between citizen journalism and citizen science.

Please see the ‘Publications’ section for information about my past and ongoing projects.

Funding for my research has been awarded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), The British Academy, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada, and Swedish Research Council, amongst others.

Since 2020, I have held an honorary Distinguished Professorship at the State Key Laboratory of Media Convergence and Communication, Communication University of China (CUC), Beijing, China

My PhD thesis supervisions include topics (past and present) such as:

  • BBC News Online reporting of a general election
  • News coverage of nanotechnology
  • Conflict reporting in Thailand
  • News literacy and Chinese journalism
  • Women’s media engagement in India
  • Egyptian online news reportage of the Arab Spring
  • Court reporting in local journalism
  • Human rights reporting in the Turkish media
  • Online news audiences
  • Twitter and crime reporting
  • News reporting of gang cultures in Central America
  • Television and national identity in Malaysia
  • Factors shaping news reporting of protests
  • Young people’s everyday media practices
  • Indian and Pakistani newspaper coverage of the Kashmir crisis
  • Peace journalism
  • The impact of Al Jazeera in Middle East news reporting

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