My current research examines attempts to find sustainable models for doing investigative, public interest journalism. I am working with digital start ups to explore how they can best grow audiences, via subscription and membership schemes.
My other research interests include issues of discrimination in sport and the sports media, including racism and other forms of hate speech on social media.
I am Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Sports Journalism. I lead and teach a number of undergraduate and postgraduate journalism modules including Journalism Studies, Media Research, Sports Journalism, Essential Journalism, and Reporting Public Affairs.
Research interests for potential research students
Investigative journalism Business models for journalism Journalism membership schemes Journalism start ups Diversity and sports journalism Racism and sports journalism Football, hate speech and social media
My current research explores the state and nature of investigative journalism today, looking at audiences and business models for sustaining this form of public interest media.
My other research interests involve discrimination in sport and the media. This research covers diversity in journalism, racism in the sports media, and football related hate speech on social media.
Areas of expertise
Sustainable audiences and business models for journalism start ups Investigative journalism start ups Diversity and sports journalism Racism and the sports media Football related hate speech on social media