Dr Cynthia Carter - BA (Carleton) MA (Carleton) MLitt (Strathclyde) PhD (Wales)
Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 76172
Fax: +44 (0)29 202 38832
Location: Room 0.63A, Bute Building
Dr Cynthia Carter is a Senior Lecturer in the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University.
Her books include Current Perspectives in Feminist Media Studies (Routledge, 2013); Critical Readings: Violence and the Media (Open University Press, 2006); Critical Readings: Media and Gender (Open University Press, 2004), Violence and the Media (Open University Press, 2003), Environmental Risks and the Media Routledge, 2000) and News, Gender and Power (Routledge, 1998). She is currently co-editing a companion on media and gender.
She is Founding Co-Editor of the journal Feminist Media Studies (Routledge) and is editorial board member of Communication, Culture & Critique (Wiley-Blackwell), Communication Review (Taylor & Francis), Communication Theory (Wiley-Blackwell), Critical Studies in Media Communication (Taylor & Francis), Fifth Estate (online), Journal of Children and Media (Routledge), Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Sociology Compass (Blackwell), and Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts (Routledge ).
- Children, news, journalism and citizenship
- Feminist news media studies
- Citizen journalism and human rights
- Violence and the media
- Child-centred healthcare information
Recent Funded Research
(2008-2011) NHS Service and Delivery Organisation - `Evidence into practice: evaluating a child-centred intervention for diabetes medicine management'. Consultant for CDA of information provided for children on diabetes. Principal investigator: Professor Anne Williams, RCN Professor of Nursing Research, Cardiff University. (£399,993- £1,600 to JOMEC for consultation).
(2007-2010) NHS Service and Delivery Organisation R&D Programme, “Health, medicines and self-care choices made by children, young people and their families: Information to support decision making." Principal investigator: Professor Anne Williams, RCN Professor of Nursing Research, Cardiff University. Discourse analysis of health information provided for children to help manage particular tracer conditions (e.g. diabetes, epilepsy, asthma) and ENT surgery.
(2008-2009) Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation, International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television. Project entitled “Children’s Television Worldwide: Gender Representation.” Twenty-country study, monitoring children television channels. Follow up study using initial data to undertake an international comparison of English language children’s TV introduction songs and non-fiction programming (€ 5,540). Principal Investigator: Dr Cynthia Carter with RA Ms Ann Luce.
(2009) ARHC/BBC Knowledge Exchange Programme, Knowledge Infusion – Investigating the Transitional and Teen News Audience. Principal Investigator: Dr Cynthia Carter with colleagues Professor Stuart Allan (Bournemouth University); Professor Máire Messenger Davies (University of Ulster); Dr Kaitlynn Mendes (De Montfort University); Mr Ian Prince (BBC). (£10,000)
(2007-2008) AHRC/BBC Knowledge Exchange Programme. Bid entitled “What Do Children Want from the BBC? Children’s Content and Participatory Environments in an Age of Citizen Media”. Joint research with the BBC for the “Children’s Content and Participatory Environments” project. Principal Investigator: Dr Cynthia Carter (Cardiff University). BBC partners: Roy Milani (former Editor, Newsround) and Louise Wass (BBC Learning). Academic partners: Professor Stuart Allan (Bournemouth University - from 1 September 2007) and Professor Máire Messenger Davies (University of Ulster).
Report: www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/knowledgeexchange [1.41MB]
(2007) "Children's Television Worldwide: Gender Representation," Bavarian Broadasting Corporation (International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television). Principal investigator for a project on representations of gender on three UK children's television channels as part of an international study in over 20 countries.
I am currently supervising PhD dissertations on:
- Press, censorship and newsroom cultures in Brunei - a newsroom production study
- Korean children and young people’s identity formation on social network sites
- Islamic fashion blogging and their young/modern communities in Indonesia
- Investigating the 24-hour rolling news channel Russia Today – issues around propaganda and journalistic independence
I am interested in supervising PhD research on children and news or general topics on children and media; children, citizenship and online news/chat; children, media and war/conflict/terrorism; citizen journalism and human rights; newsroom cultures; news reporting of sexual violence; violence and the media; feminist media research on any topic.
She is Founding Co-Editor of the journal Feminist Media Studies (Routledge) and is editorial board member of Communication, Culture & Critique (Wiley-Blackwell), Communication Review (Taylor & Francis), Communication Theory (Wiley-Blackwell), Critical Studies in Media Communication (Taylor & Francis), Fifth Estate (online), Journal of Children and Media (Routledge), Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies (online), Sociology Compass (Blackwell), and Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts (Routledge).
Co-Guest Editor (with Stephanie Donald), special issue of Journal of Children and Media (Routledge) "Children, Media and Conflict" (Sept 2008).
Guest Editor, special issue of Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism (Sage) “Gendered News,” Vol. 6, No. 3 (2005).
Vice-Chair (2001-2003), Chair (2003-2005) and Immediate Past Chair (2005-2007), Feminist Scholarship Division, International Communication Association; Steering Committee, MeCCSA Women's Media Studies Network; International Association for Media and Communication Research; European Communication Research and Education Association; Association for Journalism Education; Voice of the Listener and Viewer.