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 Glyn Mottershead BscEcon (Wales), CertEd (PCET), MSc (Portsmouth)

Glyn Mottershead

BscEcon (Wales), CertEd (PCET), MSc (Portsmouth)

Co -Director MSc Computational and Data Journalism, Senior Lecturer

School of Journalism, Media and Culture

+44 (0)29 208 76183
Two Central Square, Central Square, Cardiff, CF10 1FS
Media commentator

A former newspaper reporter, feature writer, subeditor and production journalist, Glyn has worked across a range of news beats including crime, health and local government.

Glyn is a co-author of The 21st Century Journalism Handbook and specialises in Digital Journalism and Data Journalism.

He is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Online News Association.


Previous supervisions at both postgraduate and undergraduate level include:

  • The impact of the internet on the undergraduate experience
  • Social capital within online communities


Chorley, Martin and Mottershead, Glyn 2016. Are you talking to me? An analysis of journalism conversation on social media. Journalism Practice 10.1080/17512786.2016.1166978

Holmes, Timothy Alexander Duguid, Mottershead, Glyn Graham and Hadwin, Sara Bronwen  2012. The 21st century journalism handbook: Essential skills for the modern journalist. Pearson.

King, T., Duke-Williams, E., and Mottershead, G. (2009). Learning and Knowledge Building with Web 2.0 Technologies: Implications for Teacher Education. 2009 Knowledge Building Summer Institute, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, August




Glyn is the co-director of the MSc Computational and Data Journalism - a joint-honours programme between the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and the Cardiff School of Computer Science and Informatics.

He teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, specialising in data journalism.

He will be co-teaching MC2623 Data Journalism in Theory and Practice, a brand new core module on the BA in Journalism and Communications, alongside colleague Dr Jonathan Cable for 2016/17.

Glyn has a keen interest in data journalism and developer/journalism. He was part of an AHRC/EPSRC- funded project looking at hyperlocal journalism as an aspect of creative citizenry.

Subediting, human computer interaction and journalistic innovation are also areas of research.

His MSc in Elearning Technologies focused on professional practice development in social networks.

Links to Research Projects