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Andy Dickinson

Researcher and Senior Lecturer in Journalism

School of Journalism, Media and Performance

Media Factory, ME413

+44 (0) 1772 89 4753

asdickinson@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Journalism

Andy is a senior lecturer in journalism and a researcher in the Media Innovation studio. He has been involved in digital and online journalism teaching, training and consultancy for over 15 years. His background is in documentary production where he produced programs for Sky, Discovery, BBC and ITV. He is a respected voice in the journalism community and continues to work with commercial organisations training and advising them on the best way to grasp the opportunities of new platforms.

Andy is research active within the area of journalism, media theory and practice and is a member of the Media Innovation Studio.

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Andy is a senior lecturer in journalism and a researcher in the Media Innovation studio. He has been involved in digital and online journalism teaching, training and consultancy for over 15 years. His background is in documentary production where he produced programs for Sky, Discovery, BBC and ITV. He is a respected voice in the journalism community and continues to work with commercial organisations training and advising them on the best way to grasp the opportunities of new platforms.

Andy holds a BSc Media Technology from UCLan

 

Research Activities

Andy is currently researching the use of open data and open government data in the practice of data journalism.

Projects

Datamakers – Datamakers is a HEIF funded initiative to explore how communities can find, use and create data for their own use. You can find out more at http://mediainnovationstudio.org

MediaMill – Andy was the academic partner on a 250K project funded by InnovateUK and innovation charity NESTA. The project explored the opportunities data and data driven content can create for councils, content producers and communities. 

Teaching activities and responsibilities

Andy’s main areas of expertise are digital and online journalism. He teaches across all of the Journalism courses. He is module leader for JN1501:The professional journalist. This module aims to equip first year journalism and sports journalism students with the skills and understanding to work to a professional standard.

External Affiliations and Roles

Andy is currently external examiner for courses at Westminster University and Birmingham City University.

Conferences

Andy has presented at a number of conferences on a range of issues. Most recently he has presented his work on the MediaMill project at the 2016 International Open Data Conference in Madrid.