Student and supervisor publish Twitter paper

Student and supervisor publish Twitter paper

The dissertation of one of my former journalism students has been published in a special edition of Digital Journalism. Daniel Brookes researched the tweeting habits of journalists at The Star in Sheffield and with a little rewriting we were able to turn the...
What is the value of journalism accreditation?

What is the value of journalism accreditation?

I recently presented a research paper at the annual Association for Journalism Education conference exploring the value of journalism accreditation to industry employers. The findings, albeit on a small scale, indicate that employers are looking for individuals with...
Standing at a career crossroads

Standing at a career crossroads

Earlier this year I had a coffee with a former mentor who was encouraging me to apply for a research post at his institution. During the conversation he expressed that now was the time to consider my future career prospects more carefully than ever as I was at a...
Effective conference slides

Effective conference slides

Last week I attended a digital journalism conference  in London which had an impressive line-up of national and international journalists and technologists from organisations including Buzzfeed, Twitter, the Guardian, BBC and Mashable. One of the things that struck me...
Students witness Commons debate on HSBC tax avoidance

Students witness Commons debate on HSBC tax avoidance

A group of 21 Sheffield Hallam University students visited the Houses of Parliament as part of a public affairs and media law field trip. The students, and three staff, had a guided tour of the Lords and Commons before spending more than one hour grilling their MP...