Dr John Price


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Senior Lecturer in Journalism

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.

My most recent publications include:

Can the Ferret be a Watchdog? in Digital Journalism, 2017.
Sport and Discrimination edited with Dr Daniel Kilvington, Routledge, 2017.


Teaching and supervision

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

Research

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

Last updated 18 July 2018