Academic work

I have a PhD in Journalism Studies and an extensive academic publishing record with journal articles in Digital Journalism, Convergence, Journalism and Journalism Practice. I have written numerous book chapters for Routledge and I am currently developing a number of textbooks

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Academic work

I’m a Senior Lecturer in Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University. I specialise in freelance journalism, feature writing and digital journalism but also teach academic subjects including research methods, journalism issues, media law, ethics and public affairs.

My research interests include digital journalism, the regional press and journalism education. I welcome collaborative research projects on these topics and can be contacted via email on l.canter@shu.ac.uk

I have extensive management experience as Subject Group Leader for Journalism and Public Relations for four years. I have taught undergraduate, postgraduate and international students as well as supervising PhD students at a range of universities including De Montfort UniversityThe University of Sheffield and Southampton Solent University . I have also worked as an examiner for the journalism body the NCTJ  marking Public Affairs, Reporting and the Portfolio.

PhD

I have a PhD in Journalism Studies and an extensive academic publishing record with journal articles in Digital Journalism, Convergence, Journalism and Journalism Practice. I am co-author of Routledge textbooks Freelancing for Journalists and Digital Journalism Studies: The Key Concepts.

PUBLICATIONS

Canter, L. (2012) The misconception of online comment threads: Content and control on local newspaper websites. Journalism Practice, 7(5), 604-619.

Canter, L. (2013) The source, the resource and the collaborator: the role of citizen journalism in local UK newspapers. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 14(8), 1091-1109.

Canter, L. (2013) The interactive spectrum: The use of social media in UK regional newspapers. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 19(4), 472-495.

Canter, L. (2014) From traditional gatekeeper to professional verifier: how local newspaper journalists are adapting to change. Journalism Education: The Journal of the Association of Journalism Education, 3(1), 102-119.

Canter, L. (2014) Technology’s false dawns: the past of media futures. In The Routledge Companion to Media History, edited by Martin Conboy and John Steel, 517-527. London: Routledge.

Canter, L. (2014) Collaboration. In Ethics for Digital Journalists: Emerging Best Practices, edited by Lawrie Zion and David Craig, 145-158. London: Routledge.

Canter, L. (2014) Personalised tweeting: The emerging practices of journalists on Twitter. Digital Journalism, 3(6), 888-907.

Canter, L. (2015) Chasing the accreditation dream: Do employers value accredited journalism courses. Journalism Education: The Journal of the Association of Journalism Education, 4(1), 40-52.

Canter, L. and D. Brookes (2016) Twitter as a flexible tool: How the job role of the journalist influences tweeting habits. Digital Journalism doi: 10.1080/21670811.2016.1168707

Canter, L. (2017) Co-authoring a paper with your undergraduate student. Journalism Education: The Journal of the Association of Journalism Education, 6(1), 36-39.

Canter, L. (2018) It’s not all cat videos: Moving beyond legacy media and tackling the challenges of mapping news values on digital native websites. Digital Journalism.

Canter, L. (2019) Two tier tweeting: How promotional and personalised use of Twitter is shaping journalistic practices in the UK. In The Routledge Companion to Local Media and Journalism, edited by David Baines and Agnes Gulyas. London: Routledge.

Canter, L. and M. Dot Grau (2019) Representation of British footballers in the press: private versus public performance. Journalism Education : The Journal of the Association of Journalism Education, 8(1), 40-48.

Franklin, B. and L. Canter (2019) Digital Journalism Studies: The Key Concepts. London: Routledge.

Canter, L. and E. Wilkinson (2020) Freelancing for Journalists. London: Routledge

ACADEMIC ARTICLES

The rewiring of news one tool at a time

The rewiring of news one tool at a time

This week I attended the news:rewired conference organised by journalism.co.uk and held at Microsoft headquarters in London. The event had grown immensely since I last attended four years ago and is now a Mecca for freelance and tech-savvy journalists, rather than...

“Tenacity” remains core journalism skill

“Tenacity” remains core journalism skill

The annual NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference was held in Sheffield last week and featured discussions from a range of journalists representing broadcast, print and online. The two-day event hosted panels on digital literacy, investigative journalism, regulation,...

Making the most of conferences

Making the most of conferences

Each year academics make a plea to their head of department or head of research for funding to attend conferences at home or abroad. These can be events run by universities, research networks, industry, training providers or accreditation bodies and they often have a...

NON-ACADEMIC JOURNALISM

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