School of Journalism, Media and Performance
Media Factory, ME413
+44 (0) 1772 89 5797
Subject Areas: Journalism
Based at the Media Innovation Studio at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), John’s research interests span journalism, the Internet of Things (IoT), augmented paper, mobile journalism, wearables, human-centred design, drone journalism and innovation theory. He is also active within journalism, media theory and practice and the journalism research group.
In recent years, John’s research has focussed on IoT and journalism, and how news organisations could utilise physical-digital platforms and experiences. This work includes the Google-funded NewsThings and SenseMaker projects, creating an IoT content management system and exploring how conductive ink and web-connected print could be used in editorial contexts. John is also a member of UCLan’s Civic Drone Centre team, which is exploring how next generation unmanned aerial vehicles can be used in a variety of contexts, including the media. It’s most recent project is the €1.4m Aerial Uptake project, funded by Interreg.
John also teaches innovation and multimedia journalism techniques and theory at UCLan. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and collaborates and partners World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers’ Global Alliance for Media Innovation.
Mills, John, Wagemans, Andrea, (UNDER REVIEW), Media Labs: Constructing journalism laboratories, innovating the future, Convergence, Sage
Mills, John, Lochrie, Mark, Metcalfe, Tom, & Bennett, Peter. (2018, March). NewsThings: Exploring Interdisciplinary IoT News Media Opportunities via User-Centred Design. In Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction(pp. 49-56). ACM.
Mills, John, Pellanda, E and Pasé, A (2016) New Interactions: The relationship between journalists and audiences mediated by Google Glass. Journalism Practice . pp. 1-20. ISSN 1751-2786