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Professor Richard Tait M.A., D.Phil. (Oxon)

Professor Richard Tait

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

Professor of Journalism

Email
taitr@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 1345
Campuses
Two Central Square, Central Square, Cardiff, CF10 1FS

Overview

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.

Publications

2020

2016

  • Jain, S. 2016. India: You ain't seen nothing yet. In: Mair, J. et al. eds. Last Words?: How can journalism survive the decline of print?. Bury St Edmunds: Abramis academic publishing

2014

2013

2007

2006

Teaching

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

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

Supervision

Past projects