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Professor Stuart Allan BAA, MA, PhD

Professor Stuart Allan

BAA, MA, PhD

Professor of Journalism and Communication

Email
allans@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44(0)29 208 74509
Campuses
Two Central Square, Central Square, Cardiff, CF10 1FS
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

Stuart Allan is Professor of Journalism and Communication in the School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC) here at Cardiff University. He recently completed an extended term as Head of School, and is currently busy preparing a book, amongst other projects, on research leave.

Stuart has published widely in journalism, media and cultural studies. He has authored seven books, the most recent of which is Citizen Witnessing: Revisioning Journalism in Times of Crisis (Polity Press, 2013), and edited or co-edited fourteen others, including Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism: Co-operation, Collaboration and Connectivity (Routledge, 2017), The Future of Journalism: Risks, Threats and Opportunities (Routledge, 2018), Journalism, Gender and Power (Routledge, 2019) and, most recently,  a second edition of The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism (Routledge, 2023). His research has also appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and contributions to edited collections, and has been translated into several languages. He is a founding co-editor of the online journal Journalism Education (published by the Association for Journalism Education), and serves on the editorial boards of several international journals, including Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism; Digital Journalism; New Media & Society; Media, War & Conflict; Communication, Culture & Critique; Text & Talk; Environmental Communication; Time & Society; Journalism & Communication Monographs; and Global Media and China.

Biography

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Teaching

Stuart’s teaching focuses on journalism studies, with a particular interest in the ways in which journalism is evolving online in relation to emergent innovations in digital technologies. His teaching often draws on historical perspectives, and is informed by real-world concerns with social issues.

In 2022-23, Stuart teaches the first-year undergraduate module 'Understanding Journalism,' and the postgraduate module 'Civic Media.' He also delivers several guest lectures on other modules.

He supervises BA, MA and PhD students and welcomes inquiries from future doctoral students, especially in the areas signalled in his research interests noted above.

Stuart is currently involved in several research projects. He is the lead for the ‘Arts, Culture and Public Service Broadcasting’ workstrand for the AHRC-funded Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) co-ordinated by Nesta in London. A further project examines the forging of new relationships between professional and citizen journalists where the news coverage of war, conflict and crisis is concerned, with a particular interest in news images. He is currently co-authoring a book on the history of war photography, as well as one on visual citizenship. He has a longstanding interest in science journalism, including with respect to its transition to digital environments and, more recently, the citizen reporting of citizen science. Further research interests include journalism and human rights, media history, and young people’s civic engagement with digital media. Funding for his research has been awarded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), British Academy, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and Swedish Research Council, amongst others.

Supervision

Past projects