Digital media and cultures

Our research in this area is leading on innovative ways to develop knowledge on how digital media are transforming people’s lives and the communities in which they live.

This cutting-edge work has focused on: participatory design and open data platforms; data literacy; cross-disciplinary approaches in digital methodologies, datamining and sentiment analysis; digital health communications and human information behaviour; and interactive media and cognition. Our approaches to digital communications research aim to address key global questions of social change influenced by the digital environment.

This approach is cut through by critical concerns for the migrant crisis, health information, gender politics, digital labour, democracy, international security and climate change. The vibrant debates around digital culture enables interdisciplinary working with researchers in other areas, notably research on early digital publishing.

Related outputs

Buchanan S & Jardine C (2020) The complex information needs of disadvantaged young first-time mothers: insights into multiplicity of needs.. Journal of Documentation.

Singh G (2019) The Death of Web 2.0: Ethics, Connectivity and Recognition in the Twenty-First Century. Abingdon: Routledge.

Hadland A, Borges Rey E & Cameron J (2019) Mobile phones and the news: How UK mainstream news broadcasting is stalling the video revolution. Convergence, 25 (3), pp. 428-448.

Harkins S (2019) Why is climate change still not top of the news agenda?. The Conversation. 19.09.2019.