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Dr John Price

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Senior Lecturer in Journalism

I am a Senior Lecturer in journalism and Programme Leader for MA Journalism / MA Journalism (Sport).

My research interests include journalism and diversity, sports journalism and discrimination, investigative journalism and models for sustaining public interest reporting.

I supervise PhDs on journalism and teach a range of undergraduate and postgraduate journalism modules.

I previously led a Google DNI-funded research project aimed at helping journalists investigate and report social media abuse.

Teaching and supervision

I lead and teach a number of undergraduate and postgraduate journalism modules including Sports Journalism, Essential Journalism, and Reporting Public Affairs.

Research interests for potential research students

  • Journalism and diversity
  • Sports journalism and discrimination
  • Investigative journalism


I am leading a Google DNI-funded project which will create an app for researching social media abuse. The Social Media Abuse Research Tool (SMART) will help journalists investigate a range of abuse, threats, and hate speech on Twitter. The project is a collaboration between journalism and computing specialists at the University of Sunderland.

My other research interests involve discrimination in sport and the media. This covers diversity in journalism, racism in the sports media, and football-related hate speech on social media.

I have also researched the state and nature of investigative journalism today, looking at audiences and business models for sustaining this form of public interest media.


Number of items: 25.


Price, John and Hall, Lee (2019) Telling Tales Together: creating good collaborations between journalism and computing students. Journalism Education, 8 (1). pp. 6-16. ISSN 2050-3903

Price, John and Kilvington, Daniel (2017) Tackling Social Media Abuse? Critically Assessing English Football’s Response to Online Racism. Communication and Sport, 7 (1). pp. 64-79. ISSN 2167-4795

Price, John (2017) How to feed The Ferret: Understanding subscribers in the search for a sustainable model of investigative journalism. Journalism, 2017 (Oct 10). pp. 1-18. ISSN 1464-8849

Price, John (2017) Can The Ferret be a watchdog? Understanding the launch, growth and prospects of a digital, investigative journalism start-up. Digital Journalism, 5 (10). pp. 1336-1350. ISSN 2167-0811

Price, John (2015) Where Are All the Women? Diversity, the Sports Media, and Sports Journalism Education. International Journal of Organizational Diversity, 14 (1). pp. 9-19. ISSN 2328-6261

Price, John, Farrington, Neil and Hall, Lee (2013) Changing the Game? The Impacts of Twitter on relationships between football clubs, supporters and the sports media. Soccer and Society, 14 (4). pp. 446-461. ISSN 1466-0970

Price, John, Farrington, Neil and Hall, Lee (2012) Tweeting with the enemy? The impacts of new social media on sports journalism and the education of sports journalism students. Journalism Education, 1 (1). pp. 9-20.

Price, John (2009) Beyond the Eurosceptic/Europhile Divide: Towards a New Classification of EU News Coverage in the UK Press. Journal of Contemporary European Research, 5 (3). pp. 356-370. ISSN 1815-347X

Anderson, Peter J and Price, John (2008) An Evaluation of the Press and Communication Reforms of the Prodi Commission of 1999-2004. European Journal of Communication, 23 (1). pp. 29-46. ISSN 0267-3231

Price, John and Anderson, Peter J (2008) An Evaluation of the Press and Communication Reforms of the Prodi Commission of 1999-2004. European Journal of Communication, 23 (1). pp. 29-46. ISSN 0267-3231

Price, John, Farringdon, N, Kilvington, Daniel and Saeed, Amir Black, White and Read all Over: Institutional racism and the sports media. International Journal of Sport and Society, 3 (2). pp. 81-90. ISSN 2152-7857

Price, John and Kilvington, Daniel British Asians, Overt Racism and Islamaphobia in English Football. International Journal of Sport and Society, 3 (2). pp. 169-180. ISSN 2152-7857

Book Section

Price, John and Longo-Flint, Barbara (2024) Building Resilience against SLAPPs: Protecting Investigative Journalists and Students from Traumatic Legal Threats. In: Journalism as the Fourth Emergency Service. Media and Communication . Peter Lang, pp. 211-172. ISBN 9781636671987

Kilvington, Daniel and Price, John (2021) The ‘Beautiful Game’ in a World of Hate: Sports journalism, football and social media abuse. In: Insights on Reporting Sports in the Digital Age Ethical and Practical Considerations in a Changing Media Landscape. Routledge, London.

Price, John (2021) Caster Semenya. In: Routledge Handbook of Sports Journalism. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 321-328. ISBN 9781138671874

Price, John (2020) Sports Journalism and the Reporting of Caster Semenya. In: Routledge Handbook of Sports Journalism. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780367563592

Price, John and Kilvington, Daniel (2018) From Frontstage to Backstage: Exploring football and the growing problem of online abuse. In: Digital Football Cultures. Routledge, London.

Price, John, Hall, Lee and Farrington, Neil (2013) Twitter, Disintermediation and the Changing Role of the Sports Journalist. In: Br(e)aking The News: Journalism, Politics and New Media. Peter Lang, p. 165. ISBN 978-3-0343-0904-2

Price, John (2010) A Tale of Two Cultures: A Comparison of EU News reporting by Brussels-based and National-based Journalists. In: Public Communication in the European Union: History, Perspectives and Challenges. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 217-236. ISBN 978-1-4438-1846-9

Conference or Workshop Item

Price, John (2012) Race, Racism and Sports Journalism. In: Media Against Racism in Sport, 2012, University of Birmingham. (Submitted)

Price, John (2010) A comparison of EU news reporting by Brussels based and national based journalists. In: 3rd European Communciation Conference ECREA, October 2010, Hamburg.

Price, John (2009) From here and there: differences in how the EU is reported by Brussels based and UK based journalists. In: 2nd ECPR Graduate Conference, 25 - 27 Aug 2008, Universitat Autonòma Barcelona.


Price, John (2017) Sport and Discrimination. Routledge, London. ISBN 9781138194571

Farrington, Neil, Hall, Lee, Kilvington, Daniel, Price, John and Saeed, Amir (2015) Sport, Racism and Social Media. Routledge, London. ISBN 9781138695382

Price, John, Farrington, Neil, Kilvington, Daniel and Saeed, Amir (2012) Race, Racism and Sports Journalism: Black, White and Read All Over. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-67639-7

This list was generated on Wed Jun 19 14:45:29 2024 BST.
  • Social media abuse
  • Diversity and sports journalism
  • Racism and the sports media
  • Membership models for funding journalism

Last updated 10 June 2024