Dr Arne Hintz MA (Warwick), PhD (Hamburg)

Dr Arne Hintz MA (Warwick), PhD (Hamburg)

Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Research)

Email:
hintza@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 208 76281
Location:
1.38, Bute Building

Arne Hintz is a Senior Lecturer at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and is Director of the MA Digital Media and Society.

His research connects communication policy, media activism, and digital citizenship. Recently, he was Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded project "Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society: UK State-Media-Citizen Relations After the Snowden Leaks" (2014-16), and he co-chairs the JOMEC Research Group "Digital Media and Society" and its new "Data Justice Lab".

His publications include the book ‘Civil Society Media and Global Governance’ (Lit, 2009) and the co-edited volume ‘Beyond WikiLeaks: Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism & Society’ (Palgrave, 2013), as well as chapters in volumes such as ‘The Handbook on Global Media and Communication Policy’ (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) and the 'Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism' (Routledge, 2016).

He is Chair of the Global Media Policy Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), and he has worked as expert and advisor with advocacy initiatives such as the Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) and the Open Rights Group (ORG), and UN processes such as the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

Arne Hintz has worked at several academic and media institutions before joining JOMEC in October 2012. He completed an MA in International Political Economy at Warwick University, UK, and a PhD in Political Science in Hamburg, Germany. He then worked as Program Director of the Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University in Montreal. In addition to his academic background, he has experience in journalism, both newspaper and online, and in public relations. As a media activist, he has volunteered with community radios and helped set up online projects such as Indymedia.

Professional memberships

  • International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) (Chair of Global Media Policy Working Group)
  • European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
  • Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet)
  • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • OURMedia, a network of community/alternative media researchers and practitioners

Career overview

  • 2015-present: Senior Lecturer, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University, UK
  • 2012-2015: Lecturer, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University, UK
  • 2009-2012: Research Fellow, McGill University, Canada
  • 2007-2009: Program Director, Center for Media and Communication Studies, Central European University, Hungary

Education and qualifications

  • 2007: PhD (Political Science), University of Hamburg, Germany
  • 1999: MA (International Political Economy), Warwick University, UK

Course

  • Director of the MA Digital Media of Society

Modules

  • Citizen Media (BA)
  • Understanding Digital Media (MA)
  • Governing the Internet: Digital Freedoms and Restrictions (MA)
  • Digital Methods (MA workshop)

Supervision

  • PhD supervision on topics of social media, online activism, internet studies, internet governance, e-democracy, digital citizenship.

Through his research, Arne Hintz tries to advance our understanding of media policy, citizen media, civil society, and datafication; the processes that generate change in these fields; and transnational dynamics and global contexts. He is particularly interested in questions of participation in both media production and policy development. Recent publications concern internet censorship and internet surveillance, policy challenges of a datafied era, new forms of media activism, and policy advocacy.

He co-chairs the JOMEC Research Group "Digital Media and Society" and its new "Data Justice Lab". He was Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded project "Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society: UK State-Media-Citizen Relations After the Snowden Leaks" (2014-16). Further, he is project manager of the international collaborative project ‘Mapping Global Media Policy’ which traces current policy processes worldwide and serves as a resource for policy activists. Previous collaborative research funded by European institutions include projects on media pluralism, digital radio, data retention and surveillance, young people and internet use, and media development.

Research interests
  • Internet governance, media and communications policy
  • Digital rights, surveillance and freedom of expression in a datafied society
  • Alternative, community and citizen media
  • Civil society, activism, advocacy and participation