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

Dr Arne Hintz

MA (Warwick), PhD (Hamburg)

Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Research)

School of Journalism, Media and Culture

Email:
hintza@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 208 76281
Location:
Two Central Square, Central Square, Cardiff, CF10 1FS
Media commentator

Arne Hintz is a Reader at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Director of the MA Digital Media and Society and Co-Director of the Data Justice Lab.

His research focuses on the practices and conditions of digital citizenship, combining work on media activism, communications policy, and datafication. He has led several collaborative research projects, including the ESRC-funded project "Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society: UK State-Media-Citizen Relations After the Snowden Leaks" (2014-16) and the current project Towards Democratic Auditing: Civic Participation in the Scoring Society (2018-20).

His publications include the books Digital Citizenship in a Datafied Society (Polity 2018), Beyond WikiLeaks: Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism & Society (Palgrave 2013) and Civil Society Media and Global Governance (Lit 2009), several journal special issues, and a large number of journal articles as well as chapters in volumes such as ‘The Handbook on Global Media and Communication Policy’ (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) and the 'Routledge Companion to Media and Activism' (Routledge, 2018).

He is Co-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.

Career overview

  • 2019-present: Reader, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University, UK
  • 2015-2019: Senior Lecturer, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University, UK
  • 2012-2015: Lecturer, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, 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

  • 2008: PhD (Political Science), University of Hamburg, Germany
  • 1999: MA (International Political Economy), Warwick University, UK

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

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Course

  • Director of the MA Digital Media of Society

Modules

  • Understanding Digital Media (MA)
  • Governing the Internet: Digital Freedoms and Restrictions (MA)
  • Internet Governance (BA)

Supervision

  • PhD supervision on topics of datafication, social media, online activism, 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 digital citizenship, 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 the Data Justice Lab. As part of the Lab, he has been involved with collaborative projects that investigate new challenges of the datafied society, incl. Towards Democratic Auditing: Civic Participation in the Scoring Society (2018-20), Data Policies: Regulatory Approaches to Data-driven Platforms (2017-19) and Data Scores as Governance: Investigating Uses of Citizen Scoring (2017-18).

Previously 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 project manager of the international collaborative project ‘Mapping Global Media Policy’ (2009-12). Other collaborative research funded by European institutions included projects on media pluralism, digital radio, data retention and surveillance, young people and internet use, and media development.

Research interests
  • Digital Citizenship
  • 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