Dan Jackson

Dr Dan Jackson

  • 01202 961297
  • jacksond at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Associate Professor
  • Weymouth House W309, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

I am a researcher, educator and consultant in the field of media, communication and politics.

My research broadly explores the intersection of media and democracy, including news coverage of politics, the construction of news, political communication, and political talk online. I am co-convenor of the Political Studies Association Media and Politics Group and have hosted its annual conference at BU in 2011 and 2013.

I am committed to educational innovation and the empowerment of students. I am co-founder and committee member of Amilla: the national competition for PR students. I co-founded and jointly edit the Journal of Promotional Communications: an open access journal dedicated to showcasing the best student scholarship in this field. I was formerly the Programme Leader for the BA Public Relations degree at BU, and Framework Leader for the suite of undergraduate programmes offered in the CMC academic group.

In recent years I have been increasingly engaged in consultancy and knowledge exchange...

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Research

Ongoing research projects include:

1. Third Spaces and Political Talk (with Todd Graham and Scott Wright): this project focuses on the nature of political talk in three everyday online discussion forums. In particular, the study focuses on what topics prompt people to talk (or not) about formal politics and government; what happens when politics is introduced into non-political discussions; and how and what political actions emerge from such talk.

2. Public relations, professional identity and the public good (with Kevin Moloney). Through in depth interviews, we examine the democratic and social role of PR through the eyes of PR professionals.

3. Politicians’ use of Twitter (with Todd Graham, Einar Thorsen and Marcel Broersma). Rooted in ongoing discussions on the impact of new media on political campaigning and democratic engagement we examine the tweeting behaviours of candidates from every general election since 2010 in the UK and Netherlands.

4. Journalism students across the globe (with Einar Thorsen). We are the UK representatives for a global comparative study of the professional norms, values and attitudes of journalism students. http://www.jstudentsproject.org/

5. Citizen journalism and marginalised voices (with Einar Thorsen and Ann Luce). Can the development of journalistic skills empower marginalised groups to develop their own public voice? This research and knowledge exchange project provides journalism training for local marginalised groups including disabled charities and the Big Issue...

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Favourites

Journal Articles

Books

Chapters

Conferences

  • Jackson, D. and Thorsen, E., 2016. Sourcing the crisis: live blogging, news sources and the demotic turn. In: Political Studies Association Media and Politics Group Annual Conference 12-13 December 2016 LSE, London.
  • Luce, A., Jackson, D. and Thorsen, E., 2016. ADTV and The Big Issue: Journalism Education for Marginalised People. In: World Journalism Education Congress 13-17 July 2016 Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Graham, T., Carson, A., Jackson, D. and Wright, S., 2016. When Journalists go “Below the Line”: Engaging with the Audience via Comment Fields at the Guardian (2006-2013). In: ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association) Annual Conference 9-13 November 2016 Prague.
  • Jackson, D. and Thorsen, E., 2016. The only certainty is change: future journalists’ perspectives on news industries across the world. In: ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association) Annual Conference 9-13 November 2016 Prague.
  • Thorsen, E., Jackson, D. and Luce, A., 2016. "The people must have their voices”: Empowering marginalised groups through citizen journalism’. In: International Association for Media and Communications Research World Congress 10-13 July 2014 Hyderabad, India.
  • Jackson, D. and Thorsen, E., 2016. UK Journalism Students: Uncertain times, uncertain identities. In: IAMCR Annual Conference 27-31 July 2016 Leicester, UK.
  • Wright, S., Graham, T., Carson, A. and Jackson, D., 2016. When Journalists go "Below the Line': comment fields at the Guardian (2006-2013). In: IAMCR Annual Conference 27 July 2016-31 January 2017 Leicester, UK.
  • Jackson, D. and Thorsen, E., 2016. "Have your say" and then what? Re-conceiving the civic turn in political journalism. In: Political Studies Association Annual Conference 21-23 March 2016 Brighton.
  • Luce, A., Thorsen, E. and Jackson, D., 2016. ADTV and The Big Issue: journalism education for marginalised people. In: Annual MeCCSA Conference 6-8 January 2016 Canterbury Christ Church University.
  • Jackson, D., Wright, S. and Graham, S., 2015. Online lifestyle communities and ‘strong politics’: a new stage of e-democracy? In: ECREA Communication and Democracy Section annual conference 9-10 October 2015 Copenhagen Business School.
  • Jackson, D. and Moloney, K., 2015. "A bit of me dies when I see that": PR perspectives on churnalism. In: Future of Journalism Conference 10-11 September 2015 Cardiff.
  • Jackson, D. and Lilleker, D., 2015. Online mobilisation and persuasion in the 2015 campaign. In: Parties Media Voters: the 2015 Campaign 13-14 July 2015 London.
  • Jackson, D., Graham, T. and Wright, S., 2015. Everyday online conversation, emotion and political action. In: Politics, Emotion and Protest 9 July-10 October 2015 Bournemouth University.
  • Feigenbaum, A., Thorsen, E. and Jackson, D., 2015. Data Stories: Visualising Sensitive Subjects. In: Data Power 22-23 June 2015 University of Sheffield.
  • Wright, S., Graham, T. and Jackson, D., 2015. From everyday conversation to political action. In: International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference 21-25 May 2015 San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Wright, S., Jackson, D. and Graham, T., 2015. Third Space and Formal Politics: Consultations, web-chats and data-mining. In: Political Studies Association Annual Conference 30 March-1 September 2015 Sheffield.
  • Jackson, D., Molesworth, M. and Goode, G., 2015. Generating Entrepreneurs? Understanding Media Students’ Involvement with University Enterprise Activities. In: MeCCSA Annual Conference 7-9 January 2015 University of Northumbria.
  • Jackson, D., Molesworth, M. and Goode, G., 2014. Understanding university students’ involvement with business consultancy: an audit and review of barriers and motivations. In: Annual SRHE Research Conference 10-12 December 2014 Celtic Manor.
  • Wright, S., Graham, T. and Jackson, D., 2014. From online third spaces to political action: Everyday political talk and civic engagement in times of austerity. In: ECREA Annual Conference 12-15 November 2014 Lisbon.
  • Jackson, D., Thorsen, E. and Luce, A., 2014. Citizen journalism for empowerment: Moving in from the margins? In: ECREA Annual Conference 12-15 November 2014 Lisbon.
  • Theofilou, A., Jackson, D. and Jenkins, R., 2014. Calculated indifference: Stakeholder perceptions of CSR in Higher Education. In: Annual ISCR Conference 8-10 October 2014 Barcelona.
  • Graham, T. and Jackson, D., 2014. Exposing themselves? The Intimatization of tweeting behaviour during the 2010 British and Dutch general election campaigns. In: ECPR General Conference 4-6 September 2014 University of Glasgow.
  • Thorsen, E., Jackson, D. and Luce, A., 2014. “The People Must Have Their Voices”: Empowering Marginalised Groups Through Citizen Journalism. In: IAMCR Annual Conference 15-19 July 2014 Hyderabad, India.
  • Jackson, D., 2014. Mobilization and mundaneness: talking politics in online third spaces. In: Political Studies Association Annual Conference 14-16 April 2014 Manchester.
  • Thorsen, E., Jackson, D. and Luce, A., 2014. Empowering disabled and older people through citizen journalism. In: Annual MeCCSA Conference 8-10 January 2014 Bournemouth University.
  • Higgins, M., Jackson, D., Savigny, H. and Temple, M., 2013. Media and Politics Futures: Agendas and Institutions. In: Political Studies Association Annual Conference 25-27 March 2013 Cardiff.
  • Graham, T., Jackson, D. and Wright, S., 2013. Austerity in everyday talk. An analysis of three online 'third spaces'. In: IAMCR Annual Conference 25-29 June 2013 Dublin.
  • Graham, T., Jackson, D. and Broersma, M., 2013. New platform, old habits? Candidates’ use of Twitter during the 2010 British and Dutch general election campaigns. In: ECREA Political Communication Section annual conference 19 September-20 October 2013 Milan.
  • Graham, T., Jackson, D. and Wright, S., 2013. Online third spaces and political action: not just talking the talk? In: (Mis)understanding political participation 11-12 October 2013 Munich.
  • Hodges, C., Jackson, D., Scullion, R. and Molesworth, M., 2013. From the distant sidelines: stories of experiencing the 2012 Paralympics from disabled people. In: PSA Media and Politic Group Annual Conference 13-14 November 2013 Bournemouth University.
  • Berger, R. and Jackson, D., 2012. Empowering the learner, liberating the teacher? Collaborative lectures using old and new technologies. In: Exploring Collaborative Learning in Media Studies Programmes 3 May 2012 University of Winchester, England.
  • Jackson, D., 2012. Strategic news, politics and democracy: putting citizens first. In: ECREA Annual Conference 24-27 October 2012 Istanbul.
  • McQueen, D., Jackson, D. and Moloney, K., 2011. The ‘PRisation’ of news and media literacy: an audience reception study. In: Future of Journalism Conference 8-9 September 2011 Cardiff University.
  • Scullion, R., Jackson, D. and Molesworth, M., 2011. Civic culture and everyday discussion online: a netnography of three ‘non-political’ online spaces. In: Civic Cultures Conference 31 March 2011 Lund University, Sweden.
  • Jackson, D., 2010. Mediatised politics: Framing the press and publicity process in UK policy debates. In: 60th Political Studies Association Annual Conference. Sixty Years of Political Studies: Achievements and Futures 29 March-1 April 2010 Edinburgh University, Scotland.
  • Jackson, D., 2009. News Media Performance Under the Spotlight: The Case of Metacoverage in the UK News. In: Trust, Truth, and Performance: Diverse Journalisms in the 21st Centur 9-11 December 2009 University of Groningen, Netherlands.
  • Jackson, D., 2007. Strategic media, cynical public? Exploring the impact of strategic news frames on political cynicism and policy support. In: 4th Wales and South-West England Postgraduate Conference, in association with the Political Studies Association 28 April 2007 Cardiff University.
  • Jackson, D., 2007. Time to get serious? Process news and British Politics. In: The Political Studies Association (PSA), Media and Politics Group Annual Conference November 2007 Staffordshire University, England.
  • Jackson, D., 2005. Back into the Malaise? The Effects of Strategic News Frames on Voter Learning, Political Cynicism, and Policy Support. In: Political Studies Association Annual Conference 5-7 April 2005 University of Leeds.
  • Jackson, D., 2005. What’s Best for Tracking Media Effects? Analysing the Latest Experimental Techniques on the Impact of News Framing. In: Annual joint conference of MeCCSA and AMPE 5-7 January 2005 University of Lincoln.
  • Jackson, D., 2004. The Mass Media and Youth Participation in Politics: a Love/ Hate Relationship? In: 8th annual Central And Northern England (CANE) conference, in association with the Political Studies Association 20 November 2004 University of Manchester.
  • Jackson, D., 2004. Fragmentation, Distortion and Conflict: Media Coverage of the British Euro Debate. In: Campaigning for Europe: Media, Parties, and the European Parliamentary Elections 2004 1-3 October 2004 University of Koblenz, Landau Germany.
  • Jackson, D., 2004. Manufacturing Mistrust? News Frames and the Strategy Agenda. In: Communication in the age of Suspicion: A Conference on Trust, Communication and Culture 20-21 February 2004 Bournemouth University, Poole.
  • Jackson, D., 2003. The Great Euro Debate: Where were you? In: Centre for Public Communication Research (CPCR) Research Seminar 3 November 2003 Bournemouth University, Poole.
  • Jackson, D., Molesworth, M. and Scullion, R.. ‘Did you read about that bloody politician in the papers?’ Mediated political events and how they penetrate everyday discussion online: an analysis of three ‘non-political’ online spaces. In: Media and Politics Group Annual Conference 3-4 November 2011 Bournemouth University.
  • Jackson, D.. Time to get serious? Process news and political speechwriting. In: UK Speechwriters Guild Spring Conference 23 February 2012 London.
  • Jackson, D., Hodges, C., Scullion, R. and Molesworth, M.. How mediated disabled sport unintentionally reinforces the distance between ‘them and us’. In: MeCCSA Annual Conference 11-13 January 2012 University of Bedfordshire.

Reports

Theses

  • Jackson, D., 2009. Framing democratic politics: An investigation into the presence and effects of 'strategy' news frames in the UK. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University; Media School.

Others

PhD Students

  • Yoav Dubinsky (London 2012: Images of Great Britain in the global media)
  • Nyarwi Ahmad (Political Marketing in Indonesia)

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Media, Journalism and Society
  • Global Current Affairs
  • Contemporary Media and Popular Culture
  • Experiencing Politics

Invited Lectures

  • PR, journalism and power: inside churnalism. University of Huddersfield, December 2014
  • Where's the substance? Media coverage of elections and why it matters. University of Porto, 20 March 2012

Grants

  • Mapping changes in local news, 2015-2017 (Political Studies Association, 06 Feb 2017). Completed
  • EUROPARL: Engaging the Public in the 2014 European Parliamentary Elections (Bournemouth University, 01 Sep 2014). Awarded
  • Access Dorset TV (ADTV) Citizen Journalism Project (Bournemouth University, 01 Jan 2013). Awarded
  • Co-creating and Co-producing Research Outputs with final year U/grad students (Bournemouth University, 01 Jan 2012). Awarded
  • Amilla: a national competition for PR students (Bournemouth University, 01 Jan 2012). Awarded
  • A Question Time organised by and for young people in the local community (Bournemouth University, 01 Jan 2012). Awarded

External Responsibilities

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Politics should be about engaging the public, informing them, interesting them, exciting them and involving them. Yet there is widespread disinterest, disengagement and distrust in our political system. This one-day event is designed for sharing ideas about why the public show disinterest and distrust and how we might consider re-engaging the public, encouraging people to get involved in politics. The workshop presents research findings from the Centre for Politics & Media Research which focuses at the local and national level of politics. We will introduce ideas ranging from understanding the political consumer to how to engage and mobilise members of the public using the latest technologies and how to audit communication. The day will comprise five sessions:
  • The Big Issue Citizen Journalism Project: providing journalism training to marginalised groups
  • Working with Access Dorset on the ADTV citizen journalism project. Here, we provided journalism training to 12 disabled and older people to facilitate their citizen journalism project, ADTV (http://www.accessdorsetcentre.org), which provides web-based peer support, information and lifestyle videos about their life experiences, events, social action projects and independent living
  • Workshop on social media and political participation at the PSA sixth form conference, "Pressure groups, anti-politics and representation"

Networks

  • Political Studies Association (PSA)
  • Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA)
  • European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
  • International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
  • European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR)
  • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • PSA Media and Politics Group (Co-Convenor)
  • International Conferences on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) in History and Social Science (The University of Birmingham, 2000)
  • MA in European Journalism (Cardiff University, 2001)
  • PG Cert in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2009)
  • PhD in Political Communication (Bournemouth University, 2009)

Honours

  • Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (Bournemouth University, 2008)

Memberships

  • European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), Member,
  • Higher Education Association (HEA), Fellow,
  • Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA), Member,
  • Political Studies Association, Member,
The data on this page was last updated at 04:01 on May 26, 2017.