A selection of my recent media appearances/mentions can be found below:
The Troubles, interview about media coverage of Northern Irish conflict, 24 Hour Conflict Reportage Newsroom, 2 May.
Long live local journalism says Sheffield media expert, op-ed Sheffield Telegraph, 16 April.
Toby Foster at Breakfast, BBC Radio Sheffield, interview on fake news and coronavirus pandemic, 6 April 2020.
Lam, S. Social media censorship: A safety measure or a threat to free speech? Forge Press, 26 February 2020.
BBC Radio Leeds, Liz Green show, interview on fake news and social media, 11 December 2019.
Rogers, C. The Report: Does social media have a place in formal education? Education Technology, 7 October 2019.
Social Media and Politics Podcast #69: Protests and Demonstrations in Northern Ireland, 13 January 2019.
Gander, K. Psychologists discover deluded people and religious fundamentalists more likely to believe fake news, Newsweek, 30 October 2018.
Sharman, D. Local journalists playing ‘critical role’ in ‘fake news’ fight, new study says, Hold the Front Page, 30 August 2018.
Nestor, H. Vero: ad-free social media that puts privacy first, Canvas8, 19 March 2018.
BBC Radio Leicester Afternoon show with Jonathan Lampon, interview on nomophobia, 22 August 2017.
BBC Radio Leicester Afternoon show with Jonathan Lampon, Interview on oversharing on social media, 12 June 2017.
Is the medium more important than the message? Communicating with disaster affected populations in the Information Age, France Forum, December 2016.
Famous British newspaper closured for digital only: Quality is the survival of the media in the digital age, Chinese Social Sciences Today, 19 February 2016.
Pickles, J.S. The far right and false imagery The National Student, 2 February 2016.
Pickles, N (Twitter UK Public Policy Manager) Amplifying voices of respect and tolerance across Northern Ireland, 26 January 2016.
BBC Good Morning Ulster, Northern Ireland Community Relations Council Twitter study mentioned during interview with Twitter UK Public Policy Manager Nick Pickles, 22 January 2016.
Northern Ireland: Old conflict, new tools, McCluskey, M., Al Jazeera, 6 August 2015.
Politicians: Share sites are double-edged sword, op-ed, The Sun (Northern Ireland edition), 5 May 2015.
Scifo, G. Can Twitter help to defuse conflict in Northern Ireland? L’Atelier, 21 April 2015
Citizen tweeters: how Twitter users can work together to defuse social tensions, Northern Ireland Community Relations Council, E-News, Issue 65, April 2015.
How Twitter is defusing sectarian tensions, Belfast Telegraph, 31 March 2015.
BBC Radio Leicester mid-morning show with Jonathan Lampon, Interview about role of social media in 2015 UK General Election, 30 March 2015.
BBC Radio Leicester breakfast show with Jim Davis and Jo Hayward, Interview about role of social media in 2015 UK General Election, 30 March 2015.
Brenda Leyland: Did the press act responsibly when reporting the abuse directed at Kate and Gerry McCann? Leicester Mercury, 7 October 2014.
Disaster media could aid decisions, Professional Security, 15 August 2014.
Tweets that trapped Tattenham Corner armed robbers, BBC News, 13 June 2014.
A survey of British newspaper readership: online paid-for content loses popularity, Guanming Daily, 24 February 2014.
University of Leicester trio rewarded for their teaching, Leicester Mercury, 4 February 2014.
Expect to have your collar felt if you break the law, Eamonn Mallie.com, 31 August, 2013.
Egypt uprising much more than just a Twitter revolt, The Conversation, 2 July 2013.
BBC Radio Leicester lunchtime show with Jonathan Lampon, Interview with Political Correspondent Tim Parker on role of social media in local council elections, 22 April 2013.
A new, different kind of ‘troubles’ in Northern Ireland, Christian Science Monitor, Interview on use of social media during flag protests, 5 February 2013.
Mediating Disability in Broken Britain, Op-ed, Science Omega, 5 December 2012.
Conference to ask if media helps or hinders portrayals of disability, Harborough Mail,29 October 2012.
Gary Lineker’s son taunted by Twitter troll, Leicester Mercury, 3 August 2012.
Twitter, the Snoopers Charter and Online Privacy, World Financial Review, Op-ed on Twitter and privacy, 25 July 2012.
Social media empowers student protests in Montreal, Montreal Gazette, Interview about social media and protests, 21 May 2012.
Twitter did not incite people to riot, claims study, Leicester Mercury, 9 December 2011.
UK Police uses Twitter to monitor riots and false rumors, Softpedia, 24 November 2011.
Social media doubled edged sword in protests, CorpComms, 17 October 2011.
BBC Radio Leicester lunchtime show with Jonathan Lampon, Interview about growth in social media usage worldwide, 12 August 2011.
BBC Radio Manchester, Alan Beswick at Breakfast, Interview about social media use during English riots, 15 September 2011.
Policing: Social media and flash mobs, The Current (with Jim Brown), Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, interview about role of social media during English riots, 10 August 2011.
BBC Radio Bristol breakfast show with Steve LeFevre, Interview about Stokes Croft riot, 2 May 2011.
Golden rule that applies to tweeting too, Op-ed, Leicester Mercury, 3 February 2011.