Jaron Murphy
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Biography

Dr Jaron Murphy holds a DPhil in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford. He has extensive international experience in journalism encompassing both print and digital news, mostly in senior editorial/production and management roles (with leadership activity extending to staff and student training). His journalism achievements include national awards for courageous investigative journalism and hard news; and in the UK, he appeared on the NCTJ list of most respected journalists following research by Cardiff University which asked journalists working in the UK "which living journalist they felt most embodies the values of journalism that they respect and adhere to". Dr Murphy is also a judge for the Orwell Society's UK-wide Young Journalist's Award 2021, which is open to all journalism students and working journalists under 30. (The judging panel includes George Orwell's son and Patron of the Society, Richard Blair, and Education Trustee, Ann Kronbergs. More info here: https://orwellsociety.com/bursary/orwell-society-journalism-bursary-2020/.)...

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Journal Articles

Internet Publications

Theses

  • Murphy, J., 2014. The Arnoldian Element in Yeats's A Vision. PhD Thesis. University of Oxford, Faculty of English Language and Literature (Supervisor: Professor Bernard O'Donoghue).

PhD Students

  • Mr Maynard Manyowa. The Government, the Internet, and the Press: Inside Zimbabwe's Information War

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Investigative Journalism — Unit Leader, MA Multimedia Journalism

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Media, Journalism and Society — Unit Leader, BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism
  • Dissertations — Tutor and Supervisor, BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism
  • Media: Messages and Meanings — Unit Leader, BA (Hons) Communication and Media
  • Professional Placement — Tutor, BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism
  • Academic Advisor — BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism, Level 4
  • Level Tutor — BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism, Level 5
  • NCTJ units and exams — Tutor, BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism
  • Introduction to Communication Theory — Unit Leader, BA (Hons) Communication and Media

External Responsibilities

  • Bournemouth University (BU) Department of Communication & Journalism and National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ, course accreditation body), BU-NCTJ Academic Relationship Manager (2020-), https://www.nctj.com/
  • NCTJ National Exams Centre co-ordinator [2017], Southampton

Internal Responsibilities

  • Internal Examiner in Literature for PhD thesis on Samuel Beckett (viva date: 14 December 2017), Southampton Solent University

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Judge for the Orwell Society's UK-wide Young Journalist's Award 2021. The judging panel includes George Orwell's son and Patron of the Orwell Society, Richard Blair, and Education Trustee, Ann Kronbergs. Open to all journalism students and working journalists under 30. Entries deadline: 1 March. Prize total: £3000. Info here: https://orwellsociety.com/bursary/orwell-society-journalism-bursary-2020/
  • BU Academic Lead, Literary Journalism Map and Website Project: a partnership with Dutch journalist Roderick Nieuwenhuis to 'rehome' and develop The Times Literary Supplement (TLS) online map of writers' homes in the UK in collaboration with students, academics, communities and organisations. https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/literary-map-writers-homes/

Conference Presentations

  • IAMCR Online 2020 [International Association for Media and Communication Research]. Journalism in a Digital Era: https://iamcr.org/node/13945. Journalism Research and Education Section — JRE: https://iamcr.org/tampere2020/abstract-books, p54. Abstract: https://iamcr.org/node/13450, Google News and Machine Gatekeepers: Algorithmic Personalisation, Filter Bubbles and Homogeneity in Online News Search [Bournemouth University: Daniel Jackson, Ryan Evans, Jaron Murphy, Einar Thorsen], 12 Jul 2020, Tampere University, Finland [online, international]
  • AJE Virtual Summer Conference [Association for Journalism Education]: https://ajeuk.org/aje-2020-online-conference-watch-the-sessions-and-see-our-speakers-slides-here/, Collective Reflections on the Shifting Shape of Journalism Education in the Covid-19 Crisis [Bournemouth University: Journalism Education Research Group], 19 Jun 2020, UK [online, international]
  • The Trust Project Challenge ‘hackathon’ [Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University, https://thetrustproject.org/], Research Findings — Trust Indicators and Prototypes [Metropolitan vs Regional]: https://thetrustproject.org/user-interviews-research-and-reports/, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38181158, 29 Nov 2016, London [UK and international]

Qualifications

  • Fellow in Higher Education Teaching (HEA, 2017)
  • DPhil in English Language and Literature (Oxford University, 2014)
  • Associate Fellow in Higher Education Teaching (HEA, 2013)
  • MA in English Language and Literature (summa cum laude, 2007)
  • NQF4 in Project Management Foundations (2006)
  • BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature (summa cum laude, 2002)
  • BA in English and Communication (majors with distinction in English, 2000)
  • National Diploma in Journalism (cum laude, 1997)

Memberships

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