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Professor Richard Tait

Professor Richard Tait

M.A., D.Phil. (Oxon)

Position: Professor of Journalism


Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 75420

Location: Room 0.31B, Bute Building

Research Interests

War reporting, journalism and politics, broadcasting policy, political communications, journalist safety.

Links to Research Projects

Teaching Interests

Journalistic ethics, investigative reporting, specialist journalism, safety and stress.

Personal Interests

In 2003/4 I was a member of the Independent Review of Government Communications, chaired by Bob Phillis and set up after the Jo Moore/Martin Sixmith affair. Last year I joined the Hansard Society's Commission on Parliament In The Public Eye. I was for five years on the advisory board of the annual NewsXchange broadcast news conference, where in 2003 I presented the Cardiff University research project on embedded reporters.

I am currently developing, with international colleagues, a journalism safety module for use in university journalism schools.

Away from work, I ski in the French Alps, play tennis, go to the ballet and the opera when I can and try and fit in the odd trip to Stamford Bridge - but my wife Jane and daughter Rachel (age 10) have first call on my time.