I’ve spent the past five years (give or take) trying to make sense of the ways journalists construct identity in news texts. This has included exploring reactions to WikiLeaks (my doctoral work [PDF]) as well as other research including with colleagues at Sheffield and at the University of Groningen that has looked at how journalists … More On newswork and journalistic identity construction.
There’s a new article in Journalism Studies titled “Normative Expectations“. My colleague John Steel and I wrote this to document our findings from the first phase of an ongoing research project looking at normativity and local journalism. For this project, we worked with members of two community groups in Sheffield. Our starting point was an … More New work … on Normativity and Journalism
A second piece for The Conversation on an attempt by Reddit to create a more gate-kept, edited news site called ‘Upvoted’. (Published here in full under the Creative Commons license it was originally published under). Reddit’s move toward respectability means leaving behind some of what made it great The “front page of the internet”, Reddit, … More On Reddit’s new Redditorial
On the shock resignation of Peter Oborne, and the blurred lines between editorial and usiness interests at The Daily Telegraph. (Published here in full, under The Conversation‘s creative commons license): What Peter Oborne’s resignation forces us to confront about journalism As news of Peter Oborne’s resignation from The Daily Telegraph went scattering around the internet and … More For the Conversation (Feb. 2015)