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John Mills

Researcher

School of Film, Media and Performance

Media Factory, ME414

+44 (0) 1772 89 5759

jmills@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Journalism,Media,Innovation

John is research active within the area of journalism, media theory and practice. He is a member of the Media Innovation Studio and the Journalism research group.

His research activity includes the hyperlocal/digital design project Bespoke, which formulated the immersive community media methodology ‘Insight Journalism’, Interactive Newsprint – which is developing a new platform for community news using printed electronics.

Full Profile

John’s research activity includes the hyperlocal/digital design project Bespoke, which formulated the immersive community media methodology ‘Insight Journalism’, Interactive Newsprint – which is developing a new platform for community news using printed electronics. He currently teaches multimedia journalism techniques and theory at UCLan. His other research interests have recently examined the potential for mobile platforms to facilitate professional and citizen journalism both within the UK and internationally. He has an MA in 19th century Literature and Culture; specialising in representations of the self within a regenerative urban environment. Professionally, John has established business-to-business editorial operations in Manchester and Leeds for online news agency Adfero, and managed large teams of online correspondents both in the UK and further afield.

Qualifications:

MA 19th Century English Literature and Culture, University of Sussex, 2003
BA English, University of Sussex (2001)

Publications

Mills, John, Egglestone, Paul, Rashid, Omer Muhammad and Väätäjä, Heli (2012) MoJo in Action: The use of mobiles in conflict, community and cross platform Journalism. Continuum, journal of media and cultural studies, 26 (5). pp. 669-683.

Egglestone, Paul, Blum-Ross, A, Mills, John and Frohlich, D (2012) Community journalism by design: reflections on the Bespoke project. Journal of Media Practice . ISSN 1468-2753

More publications

Research

John was part of the multidisciplinary team that produced the immersive 'Insight Journalism' research methodology. His interests cover digital journalism, the internet of things and media futures.

Project

Bespoke

Interactive Newsprint

Speak Up Preston

Participants United

Conferences

Mills, J., Egglestone, P., Interactive Newsprint: The Future of Newspapers? Printed electronics meets hyperlocal and community codesign, III International Conference on Media and Communication, Porto, Portugal, 14-15 May, 2012.

Blum-Ross, A., D. Frohlich, J. Mills and P. Egglestone (2011) Participatory video and design: examples from the Bespoke project. Proceedings of the Participatory Innovation Conference. Sonderborg, Denmark 13-15 January 2011.

Nick Taylor, Justin Marshall, Alicia Blum-Ross, John Mills, Jon Rogers, Paul Egglestone, David M. Frohlich, Peter Wright, Patrick Olivier, (2012) Viewpoint: Empowering Communities with Situated Voting Devices, Proc. CHI, New York: ACM