Jaron Murphy

Dr Jaron Murphy

  • Principal Academic in Communication, Journalism and Literature
  • 4th Floor, Weymouth House, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Dr Jaron Murphy is an award-winning journalist with extensive international experience, mostly in senior editing, production and management roles. His professional achievements include national awards for courageous investigative and hard news journalism. In 2018, Dr Murphy appeared on the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) list of most respected journalists following research by Cardiff University which asked journalists working in the UK and Ireland “which living journalist they felt most embodies the values of journalism that they respect and adhere to”.

Among several academic qualifications with distinction, Dr Murphy holds a DPhil in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford.

In recent years, Dr Murphy has supported journalism education at a national level in his capacity as a journalism and education consultant for the Orwell Society and as Chair of the judging panel for the Orwell Society/National Union of Journalists Young Journalist’s Award: https://orwellsociety.com/bursary/profile-of-dr-jaron-murphy-chair-of-the-judging-panel-2023/...

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Journal Articles

Books

  • Murphy, J. and Orwell, G., 2022. "A New Introduction" by Dr. Jaron Murphy in: Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell. Flame Tree 451 Press (distributed by Simon & Schuster).

Conferences

  • Murphy, J., 2022. Critical Orwell conference: Dr Jaron Murphy, Why Orwell Still Matters: The Trust Crisis in Journalism in the Digital Age, 12 April 2022. In: Critical Orwell conference 12-14 April 2022 Birmingham University.
  • Jackson, D. and Murphy, J., 2020. Google News and machine gatekeepers: algorithmic personalisation, filter bubbles and homogeneity in online news search. In: IAMCR Annual Conference 12-17 July 2020 Tampere.

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, (In progress)
  • Mr Jason Hallett. What are the affordances of implementing mobile augmented reality (MAR) in audio production courses in higher education?, (In progress)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Investigative Journalism — Unit Leader, MA Multimedia Journalism

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Journalism and Society (formerly Media, Journalism and Society) — Unit Leader, BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism, Level 4
  • Dissertations — Tutor and Supervisor, BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism, Level 6
  • Media: Messages and Meanings — Unit Leader, BA (Hons) Communication and Media, Level 5
  • Professional Placement — Tutor, BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism, Level 6
  • 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; Levels 4, 5 and 6
  • Introduction to Communication Theory — Unit Leader, BA (Hons) Communication and Media, Level 4
  • Level Tutor — BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism, Level 4
  • PATHWAY LEADER — BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism; Levels 4, 5 and 6
  • News and Storytelling 2 (formerly News and Online 2) — Unit Leader, BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism, Level 5
  • Long-Form Storytelling — Tutor, BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism, Level 5

External Responsibilities

  • Open Cultural Studies journal, Article Peer Reviewer [T.S. Eliot] (2022-), https://www.degruyter.com/journal/key/culture/html?lang=en
  • Northumbria University, PhD thesis on Creative Non-Fiction, External Examiner [viva date TBC] (2022-)
  • KULA (Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies) journal, Article Peer Reviewer [Journalism Education] (2021-)
  • 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

  • BU Academic Lead, Literary Journalism Map and Website Project
  • Judge, UK-wide Young Journalist's Award 2021
  • Chair of judging panel: The Orwell Society/NUJ Young Journalist's Award 2022

Conference Presentations

  • Critical Orwell conference: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/edacs/departments/english/events/2022/critical-orwell.aspx, Murphy, Jaron, University of Bournemouth, UK, Why Orwell Still Matters: The Trust Crisis in Journalism in the Digital Age, 12 Apr 2022, Online
  • Critical Orwell Conference, Why Orwell Still Matters: The Trust Crisis in Journalism in the Digital Age, 12 Apr 2022, University of Birmingham
  • 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)

Honours

  • Dr Murphy appeared on the NCTJ list of 238 most respected journalists following research by Cardiff University. (2018)

Memberships

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External Media and Press