Professor of Media and Communications
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Nick joined the Department in September 2006 from the London School of Economics, where he had been teaching since 2001, after undertaking his MA, PhD and first teaching post at Goldsmiths. He is the author or editor of ten books including The Place of Media Power: Pilgrims and Witnesses of the Media Age (Routledge 2000), Inside Culture (Sage 2000), Media Rituals: A Critical Approach (Routledge, 2003), Contesting Media Power: Alternative Media in a Networked World (Rowman and Littlefield 2003, coedited with James Curran), Media Events in a Global Age (Routledge 2009, co-edited with Andreas Hepp and Friedrich Krotz), and most recently Why Voice Matters: Culture and Politics After Neoliberalism (Sage 2010). Nick talks with Toby Miller about his forthcoming book, Media Society World (Polity, 2012) here. Nick’s recent commentary on the Occupy movement is here.
Nick Couldry is the Director of the Goldsmiths Centre for the study of Global Media and Democracy http://www.gold.ac.uk/global-media-democracy/. He leads the Storycircle project within the FIRM Consortium funded by the EPSRC that researches digital platforms and narrative exchange in the context of the MediaCityUK development in Salford (other consortium members include Cambridge, MIT, the Universities of Salford and Lancaster, and the BBC): http://www.firm-innovation.net/portfolio-of-projects/storycircle/
Nick was between 2007 and 2011 Vice-chair and then Chair of the Philosophy of Communication Division of the international Communication Association. In July 2007 he was a joint organizer of an international conference on Media Events, Globalization and Cultural Change at University of Bremen, Germany and has co-organised conferences on media ethics at University of Cambridge The Ethics of Media: Philosophical Foundations and Practical Imperatives (April 2008) and in Chicago as part of ICA 2009 (May 2009), and on culture research and poltiical theory in Singapore as part of ICA 2010.
Nick has been Visiting Scholar at The Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA, for autumn term 2008, and has been Visiting Professor at University of Toulouse (Sciences-Po), , Roskilde University, Denmark, University of Technology Sydney, Stockholm University, Sweden and Södertorn University, Sweden. Nick has for 8 years been a faculty member of the NYLON doctoral network, led by Richard Sennett and Craig Calhoun.
Nick is currently editing a book on Ethics of Media (with Mirca Madianou and Amit Pinchevski – to be published by Palgrave in 2013) which is one of the first book collections to bring together philosophers and media and communication specialists.
His research and teaching interests are very wide and include:
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