Discussing #TheTroubles on Instagram during 24 hour Conflict Reportage Newsroom



This evening I will be doing an ‘in conversation’ with John Coster (Documentary Media Centre) as part of  the 24 hour Conflict Reportage Newsroom. We will be discussing  my new project on Instagram images of the Northern Irish Troubles, as well as a general chat about media coverage of the conflict. John has put together an excellent set of online (free) resources for those wanting to learn more about the conflict here. 

Join us on Facebook Live after 7pm and please do participate in the conversation on Twitter using #ConflictReportage24

Update: The video of our discussion can be viewed here

In conversation with John Coster, Reportage Club, Leicester


Thanks to @333Dominika for the picture!

Last Friday (8th March), I had the pleasure of speaking to John Coster as part of the Reportage Club at the Documentary Media Centre pop-up in Leicester. We spoke about my work on social media and political polarisation in Northern Ireland, how loyalists and republicans use digital media to frame the Troubles, Brexit, and the future of the CAIN archive.

Many thanks to all who attended and for their interest in my work. Also, big shout out to Jennifer Jones, Richard Hall and Tina Barton for their live tweeting!

Talk at Reportage Club, Documentary Media Centre, Leicester

Delighted to be back in Leicester today for an ‘in conversation’ with John Coster as part of the Documentary Media Centre’s Reportage Club. We will discuss my ongoing work on digital media and political polarisation in Northern Ireland, in which I will draw on my work on information disorder and contentious parades and protests in the deeply divided society. Our session will kick off at 6.30pm in the DMM pop-up in Highcross (the unit opposite Costa Coffee on Shires Lane).

Thanks to John for the invite and also for sharing this reminder of my last appearance at the DMC- over 4 years ago!



Update: Reportage Club on 26th November and new position

A few updates to share this week:

1) Reportage Club, Documentary Media Centre, 26th November, 6-8pm

I will be participating in an event on conflict reportage organised by John Coster (Citzens’ Eye) next Wednesday. Amongst other things, we will discuss my research on new media and citizen journalism in ‘post-conflict’ Northern Ireland.

Full details on the reportage club can be found here: http://citizenseye.org/2014/10/15/reportage-club-events-in-doc-media-month/

2) New role

I have recently taken on the role of Deputy Director of Research in the Department of Media and Communication. My role will involve giving feedback on external grant proposals and helping our Director of Research Professor Helen Wood in shaping the Department research strategy. As REF Impact Coordinator, I will be responsible for the identification of potential case studies for REF2020 and will work with the College of Social Science to capture evidence of the impact of research conducted within the Department. Therefore, you should expect more REF-related tweets in my stream than usual in the next few months…(apologies in advance!).