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Professor Angela Phillips

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Email a.phillips (@gold.ac.uk)
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Professor Angela Phillips

Angela Phillips teaches journalism and journalism studies and is active in journalism research.  She established the MA Journalism, MA Digital Journalism and initiated the joint honours BA Journalism in conjunction with the Department of Computing, as well as convening all other undergraduate journalism courses. In 2009 she  launched EastLondonLines.co.uk a local, multi-media, news website that is run by Goldsmiths students and has a significant local audience. She has been a journalist for over forty years, starting in the alternative and feminist press of the 1970s and moving on to work for national newspapers, magazines, television and radio (the BBC and independents). She trained initially as a photographer and worked for several years as a photojournalist before moving into print and online media with occassional forays into TV and radio. Her research interests cover: democracy and journalism, ethics, working practices, the changing audience for news and changing news consumption behaviour.  She works with the Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre and is also the chair of the Ethics Committee of the Coordinating Committee for Media Reform. She gave evidence to the Leveson enquiry into the press.

Teaching

Convenor of Journalism in Context, a post graduate course which considers journalism theory from the position of practice.

Course convenor for Digital Methods

Convenor for Journalism practice on Media and Communications courses.

Conferences

Conference Papers and Seminars

Speed, Quality and Sociability: the changing practice of live news reporting

Future Journalism Conference, Cardiff 2011

Paper for Trust, Truth, and Performance: Diverse Journalisms in the 21st Century, University of Groningen, December 2009

Transparency and the new ethics of journalism, paper for Future of Journalism Conference, Cardiff 2009

Old Sources: New Bottles: panel speaker, ECREA, Barcelona 2008

New Media, Old News: Journalism and Democracy in a Digital Age Seminar, British Academy, 19 November 2008

Media Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC), Jönköping Business School, Sweden in April 2008

Who speaks: panel speaker IAMCR, Paris July 2007

Ourselves and Our Others, ICA conference, San Francisco, May 2007

Speaker, Shanghai University conference on journalism training, Shanghai, December 2006

Publications

Book

Journalism in Context: practice and theory for the digital age
Phillips, Angela. 2014. Journalism in Context: practice and theory for the digital age. London & NY: Routledge. ISBN 978-0415536288

Changing Journalism
Lee-Wright, Peter; Phillips, Angela and Witschge, Tamara. 2010. Changing Journalism. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN ISBN10: 978-0-415-579545-4

Edited Book

Transnational Media Events: The Mohammed Cartoons and the Imagined Clash of Civilizations
Eide, Elizabeth; Kunelius, Risto and Phillips, Angela, eds. 2008. Transnational Media Events: The Mohammed Cartoons and the Imagined Clash of Civilizations. Gotenburg: Nordiskt Informationscenter . ISBN 978-9189471641

Book Section

Futures of journalists: low paid piece workers or global brands?
Phillips, Angela. 2015. Futures of journalists: low paid piece workers or global brands? In: Timothy Vos and Francois Heinderyckx, eds. Gatekeeping in Transition. Routledge, pp. 65-82. ISBN 978-0415731614

News, Ethics and Market Competition
Phillips, Angela. 2013. News, Ethics and Market Competition. In: Nick Couldry ; Amit Pinchevski and Mirca Madianou , eds. Ethics of Media. Palgrave Macmillan . ISBN 978-0230347830

Coordinating Committee for Media Reform (2012) Promoting a democratic and accountable media
Phillips, Angela. 2012. Coordinating Committee for Media Reform (2012) Promoting a democratic and accountable media. In: Richard Keeble and John Mair, eds. The Phone Hacking Scandal: Journalism on Trial. Abramis. ISBN 978-1845495565

Faster and Shallower: Homogenisation, Cannibalization and the Death of Reporting
Phillips, Angela. 2011. Faster and Shallower: Homogenisation, Cannibalization and the Death of Reporting. In: Peter Lee-Wright ; Angela Phillips and Tamara Witschge , eds. Changing Journalism. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, pp. 81-98. ISBN 978-0-415-57954-4

Spare Rib Magazine
Phillips, Angela. 2011. Spare Rib Magazine. In: John Downing, ed. Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media. California: Sage, pp. 505-507. ISBN 978-0-7619-2688-7

Old Sources: New Bottles
Phillips, Angela. 2010. Old Sources: New Bottles. In: Natalie Fenton , ed. New Media, Old News: Journalism and Democracy in the Digital Age. London: Sage, pp. 87-101. ISBN 9781847875747

An Ethical Deficit? Accountability, Norms, and the Material Conditions of Contemporary Journalism
Couldry, Nick; Freedman, Des (D. J.) and Phillips, Angela. 2010. An Ethical Deficit? Accountability, Norms, and the Material Conditions of Contemporary Journalism. In: Natalie Fenton , ed. New Media, Old News: Journalism and Democracy in the Digital Age. London: Sage, pp. 51-67. ISBN 978-1-847-87574-7

Journalists as Unwilling 'Sources': Transparency and the New Ethics of Journalism
Phillips, Angela. 2010. Journalists as Unwilling 'Sources': Transparency and the New Ethics of Journalism. In: Bob Franklin and Matt Carlson, eds. Journalists, Sources, and Credibility: New Perspectives. Routledge, pp. 49-60. ISBN 978-0415884266

Advice Columnists
Phillips, Angela. 2008. Advice Columnists. In: Bob Franklin, ed. Pulling Newspapers Apart. Oxford: Routledge, pp. 97-105. ISBN 10-0415-42556-5

Who Spoke and Who Was Heard in the Cartoons debate?
Phillips, Angela. 2008. Who Spoke and Who Was Heard in the Cartoons debate? In: Elizabeth Eide; Risto Kunelius and Angela Phillips , eds. Transnational Media Events: The Mohammed Cartoons and the Imagined Clash of Civilizations. Gotenburg: Nordicom, pp. 99-116. ISBN 978-9189471-64-1

'Who Speaks?
Phillips, Angela. 2008. 'Who Speaks? In: Elizabeth Eide; Risto Kunelius and Angela Phillips , eds. Transnational Media Events: The Mohammed Cartoons & the Imagined Clash of Civilizations. Gotenburg: Nordiskt Informationscenter . ISBN 978-9189471641

Ourselves and Our Others
Phillips, Angela and Nossek, Hillel. 2008. Ourselves and Our Others. In: Elizabeth Eide; Risto Kunelius and Angela Phillips , eds. Transnational Media Events: The Mohammed Cartoons & the Imagined Clash of Civilizations. Gotenburg: Nordiskt Informationscenter . ISBN 978-9189471641

A Very British Response
Phillips, Angela. 2007. A Very British Response. In: Risto Kunelius; Elizabeth Eide; Oliver Hahn and Roland Schroeder, eds. Reading the Mohammed Cartoons Controversy: An International Analysis of Press Discourses on Free Speech and Political Spin. Freiburg: Projekt Verlag . ISBN 978-3897331679

Article

Sociability, Speed and Quality in the Changing News Environment
Phillips, Angela. 2012. Sociability, Speed and Quality in the Changing News Environment. Journalism Practice, 6(5-6), pp. 669-679. ISSN 1751-2786

Rehabilitating Britain’s news media
Freedman, Des (D. J.) ; Curran, James P. and Phillips, Angela. 2011. Rehabilitating Britain’s news media. Guardian, Comment is Free,

Transparency and the new ethics of journalism, The Future of Journalism Special issue
Phillips, Angela. 2010. Transparency and the new ethics of journalism, The Future of Journalism Special issue. Journalism Practice, 4(3), pp. 373-382. ISSN 1751-2786

Implications of Technological Change for Journalists Tasks and Skills
Phillips, Angela; Singer, Jane B; Vlad, Tudor and Becker, Leo. 2009. Implications of Technological Change for Journalists Tasks and Skills. Journal of Media Business Studies, 6(1), pp. 61-85. ISSN 1652-2354

Practising What We Preach: the role of practice in media degrees—and journalism teaching in particular
Gaber, Ivor and Phillips, Angela. 2000. Practising What We Preach: the role of practice in media degrees—and journalism teaching in particular. Journal of Media Practice, 1(1), pp. 49-54. ISSN 1468-2753

Research

I am currently engaged in research into: "Accessing and Consuming News: How Young People Find News in a Networked Society." It is part of a three country study on the news consumption behaviour of young people.  This research is part funded by the EPSRC Communities and Culture Network+