Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies
I am Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Mass Communications and BA (Hons) Media, Culture and Communication.
My area of interest can be found in the intersection of popular cultural practices and digital media forms.
Teaching and supervision
I am the module leader for a number of core and optional modules across the undergraduate suite of courses which include:
- MAC114 Introduction to Social Media
- MED122 Introduction to Digital Media Cultures
- MAC201 Media Studies 1
- MED332 Popular Music Cultures
I am also a regular contributor to the following modules:
- MED112 Media Histories
- MAC387 Science Fiction and Fantasy Television
- MED312 Media Ethics for Journalism and PR
My past research has revolved around examinations of the cultural practices of mobile technology use and digital piracy.
My current interest areas revolve around the changing production and consumption practices in the contemporary music industry, as well as the digital games industry.
Jewitt, Robert (2009) The trouble with twittering: integrating social media into mainstream news. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 5 (3). pp. 231-238.
Jewitt, Robert (2009) Book Review of Wired Shut: Copyright and the Shape of Digital Culture. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 15. pp. 251-252.
Conference or Workshop Item
Jewitt, Robert (2009) Panic in the streets of Mumbai: Twitter, mobile phones and participatory action. In: Research Event.
Jewitt, Robert (2008) Recycling "Culture" and the Culture of Recycling: The Cultural and Environmental Impact of Mobile Devices in Europe. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 179-190. ISBN 1-84718-429-4