Dr Charlotte Elliott-Harvey

PhD (Leeds), FHEA

Department of Journalism Studies

Honorary Research Fellow

Portrait of Charlotte Elliott-Harvey
c.elliott-harvey@sheffield.ac.uk

Full contact details

Dr Charlotte Elliott-Harvey
Department of Journalism Studies
9 Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 4DT
Profile

Charlotte worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the AHRC-funded project Defining freedom of the press: A cross national examination of press ethics and regulation (DFoP) from 2018 to 2020. Prior to this in 2018, she was awarded her PhD at the School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds. While at Leeds, she was a Research Assistant on an EU FP7-funded project, Media, Conflict and Democratisation (MeCoDEM), and was a co-convener of the project ECR Network.

Charlotte's professional background includes communications experience in the public, private, and non-governmental sectors from Europe, North America, and West Africa. In her free time, she provides IT and communications support to a Leeds-Bradford charity. In a previous role, Charlotte worked as a journalist and managed a volunteer-run francophone radio station, which ran weekly live talk shows on culture, politics, and everything in between.

Research interests

Charlotte's research interests are situated in how various forms of communication and meaning-generation are negotiated in communicative contexts, using both a case study and comparative perspective. Her PhD in Communication Studies examined concepts of freedom of speech and offence as they relate to media controversies on provocative speech acts from the creative realm. As a comparative study of France and Denmark, and it addressed themes related to diversity, integration, tolerance, offence, and the parameters of free expression. Her thesis can be accessed online on the White Rose eThesis repository.

Since completing her PhD, Charlotte is interested in truth-values and the significance of their role in fostering and contributing to meaningful debate and plurality in its journalistic form. Her contribution to the DFoP project focuses on the role of 'digital-born' organisations and how they may or may not be challenging traditional journalistic norms and practices.

Publications

Working papers

  • Steel J, Conboy M, Elliott-Harvey C, Firmstone J, Fox C, Mulderrig J, Saunders J & Wragg P (2018) DFoP: Scope and parameters of the project. Defining freedom of the press: A cross national examination of press ethics and regulation. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download

Presentations

  • Steel J, Conboy M, Elliott-Harvey C, Firmstone J, Fox C, Mulderrig J, Saunders J & Wragg P Defining freedom of the press in the 21st century: Interdisciplinary approaches and comparative perspectives. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Steel J, Conboy M, Elliott-Harvey C, Firmstone J, Fox C, Mulderrig J, Saunders J & Wragg P Stakeholder workshops as a method for developing a grounded media ethics. University of Brighton. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Steel J, Conboy M, Elliott-Harvey C, Firmstone J, Fox C, Mulderrig J, Saunders J & Wragg P Human dignity beyond boundaries: Revisiting global journalism ethics. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Steel J, Conboy M, Elliott-Harvey C, Firmstone J, Fox C, Mulderrig J, Saunders J & Wragg P Journalists' perceptions of press freedom in practice: Perspectives from the front-line. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Steel J, Conboy M, Elliott-Harvey C, Firmstone J, Fox C, Mulderrig J, Saunders J & Wragg P Journalism and codes of ethics. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Steel J, Conboy M, Elliott-Harvey C, Firmstone J, Fox C, Mulderrig J, Saunders J & Wragg P Defining 'freedom of the press': A cross-national analysis of press council codes of ethics. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Steel J, Conboy M, Elliott-Harvey C, Firmstone J, Fox C, Mulderrig J, Saunders J & Wragg P Defining freedom of the press: A cross national examination of press ethics and regulation. RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching activities

Charlotte is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UKPSF), and has contributed to teaching in the Department of Journalism Studies.