Salvatore Scifo

Dr Salvatore Scifo

  • 01202 965527
  • sscifo at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer in Communication & Social Media
  • Weymouth House W333, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Journal Articles


  • Nguyen, A. and Scifo, S., 2018. Mapping the citizen news landscape: blurring boundaries, promises, perils and beyond. In: Vos, T.P., ed. Handbooks of Communication Science: Journalism. De Gruyter.
  • Watson, H., Wadhwa, K., Baruh, L. and Scifo, S., 2016. Social Networking in Times of Crisis. In: Kurylo, A. and Dumova, T., eds. Social Networking. Redefining Communication in the Digital Age. London: Rowman&Littlefield and Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 111-129.
  • Scifo, S., Baruh, L. and Watson, H., 2015. Misuse of Information Technologies and Reliability of Information in New Media. In: Khosrow-Pour, M., ed. Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology. Hersey, PA (USA): IGI Global, 4152-4161.
  • Scifo, S., 2014. Community radio and participation: Listeners as productive publics. Radio Audiences and Participation in the Age of Network Society. 212-230.
  • Scifo, S., 2014. Communication rights as a networking reality: Community Radio in Europe. In: Padovani, C. and Calabrese, A., eds. Communication Rights and Social Justice. Historical Accounts of Transnational Mobilizations. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 164-179.
  • Scifo, S., 2013. La radio comunitaria in Italia, storia, protagonisti e prospettive. Un giorno di radio. Storia, mercati, formati, pubblici, tecnologie.. Rome, Italy: Carocci Editore, 167-181.
  • Scifo, S., 2010. Community Radio in the United Kingdom. In: Kawashima, T. and Matsuura, S., eds. The Future of Community Media. Kyoto, Japan: Koyo Shobo Publishing, 181-193.
  • Scifo, S., 2007. Student Media. In: Coyer, K., Dowmunt, T. and Fountain, A., eds. The Alternative Media Handbook. Abingdon: Routledge, 233-237.


  • Scifo, S., 2018. Media and communication education in the digital age: opportunities and challenges. In: Duruel Erkilic, S., ed. International Symposium on Communication in The Digital Age 18-19 October 2018 Mersin (Turkey). Mersin (Turkey): Mersin University, 1-6.
  • Watson, H., Baruh, L., Finn, R.L. and Scifo, S., 2014. Citizen (in)security?: Social media, citizen journalism and crisis response. 294-298.


Profile of Teaching PG

  • Research Methods in Media and Communication (MA in Media and Communication)
  • Master's Project (MA in Media and Communication)
  • Exhibition (MA in Media and Communication)
  • Journalism in Global Contexts (MA in Multimedia Journalism)
  • Media in Transition (MA in Media and Communication)

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Public Relations (BA (Hons) Communication and Media)
  • Dissertation (BA (Hons) Communication and Media)
  • Media and Marketing Research ((BA (Hons) Communication and Media)
  • Media: Messages and Meanings (BA (Hons) Communication and Media)
  • Dissertation (BA Multimedia Journalism)
  • Introduction to Communication Theory (BA (Hons) Communication and Media
  • Media, Crisis and Conflict (BA (Hons) Communication and Media)
  • Web and Mobile Communication (BA (Hons) Communication and Media)
  • Writing, Editing and Publishing (BA (Hons) Communication and Media)

External Responsibilities

Conference Presentations

  • IAMCR Annual Conference 2016, British Community Radio in a converged mediascape: reflections on a decade of full-time broadcasting, 27 Jul 2016, Leicester
  • The Radio Conference 2016: Transnational Radio Encounters, Transnational Community Radio in a multicultural Britain, 05 Jul 2016, Utrecht


  • PhD in Media and Communication (University of Westminster, 2011)
  • PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (London Metropolitan University, 2009)
  • MA in Communication Sciences (University of Siena (Italy), 2003)
  • BA (Hons) in Communication Sciences (University of Siena (Italy), 2003)


  • Erasmus+ Staff Mobility award (staff exchange with Istanbul Bilgi University) (European Union / Bournemouth University, 2018)


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