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

Professor Richard Tait

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

Professor of Journalism

School of Journalism, Media and Culture

+44 (0)29 2251 1345
Two Central Square, Central Square, Cardiff, CF10 1FS

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.



  • 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





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

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