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, 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.
Hadland A (2011) Africanizing Three Models of Media and Politics. In: Hallin DC, Mancini P (ed.). Comparing Media Systems Beyond the Western World:The South African Experience. Communication, Society and Politics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 96-118.
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.
Hadland A (2010) A Perspective from the South: Triggers and Signs of Change. In: Dobek-Ostrowska B, Glowacki M, Jakubowicz K, Sukosd M (ed.). Comparative Media Systems: European and Global Perspective, Budapest, Hungary: Central European University Press, pp. 77-96.
Cowling L & Hadland A (2008) Surveys and Supplements. In: Berger G, Barratt E (ed.). The Extraordinary Editor: A Handbook for South African media leaders, Johannesburg, South Africa: South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF), pp. 124-124.