Last Friday (8th March), I had the pleasure of speaking to John Coster as part of the Reportage Club at the Documentary Media Centre pop-up in Leicester. We spoke about my work on social media and political polarisation in Northern Ireland, how loyalists and republicans use digital media to frame the Troubles, Brexit, and the future of the CAIN archive.
Delighted to be back in Leicester today for an ‘in conversation’ with John Coster as part of the Documentary Media Centre’s Reportage Club. We will discuss my ongoing work on digital media and political polarisation in Northern Ireland, in which I will draw on my work on information disorder and contentious parades and protests in the deeply divided society. Our session will kick off at 6.30pm in the DMM pop-up in Highcross (the unit opposite Costa Coffee on Shires Lane).
Thanks to John for the invite and also for sharing this reminder of my last appearance at the DMC- over 4 years ago!
A few updates to share this week:
1) Reportage Club, Documentary Media Centre, 26th November, 6-8pm
I will be participating in an event on conflict reportage organised by John Coster (Citzens’ Eye) next Wednesday. Amongst other things, we will discuss my research on new media and citizen journalism in ‘post-conflict’ Northern Ireland.
Full details on the reportage club can be found here: http://citizenseye.org/2014/10/15/reportage-club-events-in-doc-media-month/
2) New role
I have recently taken on the role of Deputy Director of Research in the Department of Media and Communication. My role will involve giving feedback on external grant proposals and helping our Director of Research Professor Helen Wood in shaping the Department research strategy. As REF Impact Coordinator, I will be responsible for the identification of potential case studies for REF2020 and will work with the College of Social Science to capture evidence of the impact of research conducted within the Department. Therefore, you should expect more REF-related tweets in my stream than usual in the next few months…(apologies in advance!).