Staff publish new research on digital media
Staff from the Department of Journalism Studies have made an appearance in two high-profile academic journals with their research on digital media.
One is the latest edition (2:2) of the Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies, including articles by Dr Jairo Lugo-Ocando and Scott Eldridge II.
The journal has developed from a one-day symposium organised by the Department of Journalism Studies and co-funded by the Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS).
Its content will be familiar to attendees at the department's 2013 International Journalism Week, organised by Jairo. Many of the guest speakers have contributed articles to the journal, reflecting the topics they tackled at the event.
Another of our lecturers, Dr John Steel, has edited a special issue of Media History. Dedicated to digital newspaper archive research, the journal's February 2014 edition covers subject matter including 'Nineteenth-Century Journalism Online – The Market Versus Academia?' and 'The Development of Discourse Presentation in The Times, 1933-1988'.
John's issue of Media History is part of a project funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
With the department also about to recruit a new Chair in Digital & Social Media, Sheffield continues to strengthen its position among centres for research in journalism – in both its digital and traditional forms.