[MMU] 7 Questions on Becoming a Media Expert for @business_mmu

Over the last few years, I’ve been fortunate to engage with some good media coverage related to my research, so was asked to respond to a few questions by the MMU press team, to encourage others to take up the opportunity too. The questions were: How has the training helped you and how have you applied what you have learnt? Why is talking to the media important or useful to you as an academic? How Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Nativity on the Net on @BBCRadioSolent

I was interviewed by Zoe before Christmas, and this is now being played out across various local BBC Radio stations today, about Christians promoting the nativity – on the net. * 13 minutes in, strange to hear the #PremDac15 awards music (a conference that I’m involved in organising)! * 23 minutes in, time for Guardians of Ancora (a project I did a small amount of work for) * 33 minutes The Lord’s Prayer video ‘banned’ in cinemas Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Will under 16’s soon be banned from Facebook? with @TWRuk

This weekend, I spoke to TWR about potential new European legislation: See the latest newsdesk stories. Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…

#SID2015: Media Coverage

In case you missed it, I had 2.5 minutes on The One Show yesterday, talking about cyberbullying as part of Safer Internet Day (week), and 3 minutes this morning on BBC News, talking about whether parents should panic about their children sharing inappropriate material online. Click for all media appearances. drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 posters: Keep Calm & Carry On, digital world, coach, ENFP, @digitalfprint, @ww2poster http://drbexl.co.uk Like it? Share it…

[MEDIA] The One Show #Cyberbullying #SID2015

So, earlier this evening, I was live on The One Show, talking about cyberbullying, from my book Raising Children in a Digital Age, and ready for a new cyberbullying report coming out from the BBC tomorrow, as well as Safer Internet Day 2015. All a bit of a whirlwind. If you want a vague idea of what happens – was collected, given a room (with wi-fi), in which I’d planned to work on a report, but Continue Reading →

#SID2015: ‘Let’s create a better internet together’

If you didn’t know, just under a year ago, I saw the publication of my labour of love Raising Children in a Digital Age, which led to a flurry of media the week before for Safer Internet Day 2014, most notably as a ‘big guest’ on BBC Radio 2 with Steve Wright in the Afternoon (proved very useful for those ‘an interesting fact about yourself’ introduction exercises). With my book having gone to reprint after 4 months, Continue Reading →

Odiirah Kemerwa: Communications and Promotions Officer for Pentecostal Assemblies of God, Uganda. #TFBloggers

So, yesterday afternoon, I finally grabbed that promised chat with Oriidah, who has been our local contact for the trip in Uganda.  I was interested in the route she’d taken to get to the role she’s in now, and what her role consists of … I then asked some further questions about ‘digital Uganda’ which will form another post for this afternoon. Training Odiirah undertook a BA in Journalism & Communications at Kampala University, where Continue Reading →

Domesticating the Airways

Looks like an interesting book: This book sets out to retell the history of the intimate relationship between broadcasting and domesticity. Set against a backdrop of changing social relations from the 1930s to the present day, it looks at some of the ways in which radio and television in the UK have represented the home to listeners and viewers encountering their programmes in domestic space. This story of a public medium negotiating its reception in Continue Reading →