Adrian Hadland was a professional journalist for more than 15 years based mainly in South Africa but also covering events in Africa, Asia, the US and in Europe. He has published 17 books including biographies/memoirs of Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Kader Asmal and Napoleon Bonaparte along with a number of scholarly texts on and about journalism. HIs most recent monograph is "Media-State Relations in Emerging Democracies (Palgrave 2015). He worked in the policy environment in South Africa as Director of the Democracy and Governance Programme at the Human Sciences Research Council and was also an elected member of the South African Press Ombudsman's Appeal Panel. He has consulted for the World Bank and for the United Nations Development Programme. After spending a few years teaching in mainland China where he was Head of the International Communications Division at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, he is currently Head of Division: Communications, Media & Culture, at the University of Stirling in the UK.
Journalism; comparative media systems; digital journalism; democracy; mobile phones and journalism; ethics; photography; biographical writing; non-fiction.
Questionnaire for 2016 Survey of World Press Photo (WPP) Photographers
Hadland A, Borges Rey E & Hadland J (2019) Mobile phones and the news: How UK mainstream news broadcasting is stalling the video revolution. Convergence, 25 (3), pp. 428-448. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354856517703964
Hadland A & Barnett C (2018) The State of News Photography 2018. World Press Photo Foundation. Amsterdam. https://www.worldpressphoto.org/getmedia/4f811d9d-ebc7-4b0b-a417-f119f6c49a15/the_state_of_news_photography_2018.pdf
Hadland A, Campbell D & Lambert P (2015) The State of News Photography: The Lives and Livelihoods of Photojournalists in the Digital Age. World Press Photo Foundation. Oxford University's Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. http://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/publication/state-news-photography-lives-and-livelihoods-photojournalists-digital-age
Hadland A (2014) Great Firewall of China tasked with keeping Hong Kong conflagration in check. The Conversation. 30.09.2014. https://theconversation.com/great-firewall-of-china-tasked-with-keeping-hong-kong-conflagration-in-check-32288
Hadland A (2012) If the hat fits: Revisiting Chinese "neo-imperialism" in Africa from a comparative historical perspective. Asian Politics and Policy, 4 (4), pp. 467-485. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1943-0787.2012.01372.x
Hadland A (2012) Special Issue: Media and the State: China and Beyond: Theoretical Overview and Introduction. Chinese Journal of Communication, 5 (3), pp. 253-261. https://doi.org/10.1080/17544750.2012.701413
Hadland A & Zhang SI (2012) The "paradox of commercialization" and its impact on media-state relations in China and South Africa. Chinese Journal of Communication, 5 (3), pp. 316-335. https://doi.org/10.1080/17544750.2012.701422
Hadland A (2011) Africanizing Three Models of Media and Politics. In: Hallin D & Mancini P (eds.) Comparing Media Systems Beyond the Western World:The South African Experience. Communication, Society and Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 96-118. http://ebooks.cambridge.org/ebook.jsf?bid=CBO9781139005098
Asmal K & Hadland A (2011) Kader Asmal: Politics in My Blood - A Memoir. Auckland Park South Africa: Jacana. http://www.jacana.co.za/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage-ask.tpl&category_id=27&product_id=590&vmcchk=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=200
Hadland A (2010) Shooting the messenger: Mediating the public and the role of the media in South Africa's xenophobic violence. Africa Development, 35 (3), pp. 119-143. http://www.ajol.info/index.php/ad/article/view/70210
Hadland A (2010) A Perspective from the South: Triggers and Signs of Change. In: Dobek-Ostrowska B, Glowacki M, Jakubowicz K & Sukosd M (eds.) Comparative Media Systems: European and Global Perspective. Budapest, Hungary: Central European University Press, pp. 77-96. http://www.ceupress.com/books/html/Comparative-Media-Systems.htm
Allais C, Combrinck H, Connors D, Jansen van Rensburg M, Tilley V, Sithole P, Wentzel M, Barolsky V, Hadland A & Ncoyini V (2010) Tsireledzani: Understanding the dimensions of human trafficking in Southern Africa. Cape Town: Human Sciences Research Council. http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/research-outputs/view/4940
Cowling L, Hadland A & Tabe BFT (2008) The "Third Arm": New forms of paid-for content in the South African print media. Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies, 29 (1), pp. 100-119. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02560054.2008.9653377#preview
Sanger N & Hadland A (2008) Challenging patriarchal scripts? A gender analysis of South Africa's community print media. Agenda, 22 (77), pp. 4-17. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10130950.2008.9674951#preview
Cowling L & Hadland A (2008) Surveys and Supplements. In: Berger G & Barratt E (eds.) The Extraordinary Editor: A Handbook for South African media leaders. Johannesburg, South Africa: South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF), p. 124.
Hadland A (2007) State-media relations in post-apartheid South Africa: an application of comparative media systems theory. Communicare: Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa, 26 (2), pp. 1-17. http://www.sabinet.co.za/abstracts/comcare/comcare_v26_n2_a3.html
Hadland A, Dolby J & Prosalendis S (2007) Artists’ Signatures on prints: Origins, uses and abuses with reference to South African examples. De Arte, 42 (75), pp. 15-24. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00043389.2007.11877067; https://doi.org/10.1080/00043389.2007.11877067
Hadland A, Aldridge M & Ogada J (2007) Re-visioning Television: Policy, Strategy and Models for Sustainable Development of Community Television in South Africa. Cape Town South Africa: HSRC Press. http://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/product.php?productid=2171
Mangcu X, Marcus G, Shubane K & Hadland A (eds.) (2007) Visions of Black Economic Empowerment. Auckland Park South Africa: Jacana. http://www.jacana.co.za/index.php?page=shop.product_details&product_id=211&flypage=flypage-ask.tpl&pop=0&vmcchk=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=161
Hadland A (2005) Rainbow Voices: Diversifying Media in a New Democracy - The South African Experience. In: Kasenally R & Bunwaree S (eds.) Media and Democracy in an Age of Transition. Mauritius: OSSREA Mauritius Chapter, pp. 331-357.
Hadland A (2005) Looking for a new South African journalism: Is the next generation ready for the challenge?. Communicare: Journal for Communication Sciences in Southern Africa, 24 (2), pp. 133-138. https://journals.co.za/content/comcare/24/2/EJC27668
Hadland A (2005) The South African Newspaper and Printing Industry and its Impact on the Industrial Conciliation Act of 1924. Historia, 50 (2), pp. 149-178. http://content.ajarchive.org/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/0018229X&CISOSTART=1,101
Hadland A & Thorne K (2004) The People's Voice: The development and current state of the South African small media sector. Cape Town South Africa: HSRC Press. http://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/product.php?productid=2017
Hadland A (1998) After Hong Kong, Taiwan Resists Growing Pressure to Unify. In: Chen CJ (ed.) After Hong Kong: Whither Taiwan? World Press Perspectives on the Republic of China's Future in the Wake of the Hong Kong Transition. Taipei: Government Information Office.