Adrian Hillman’s present research interest covers the sociology of news, and the influence of polarisation and advocacy on news dissemination. His most recent work is engaged in exploring the intersection of social media and the dissemination of news directed at the political communication process.
He has media and communication experience having led the transformation of company culture from an analogue legacy organisation to a digital hub, embracing an innovative approach to technology. Adrian has lectured at the Brunel (London) University in Social media and networked cultures and Networked Cultures at an undergraduate and post graduate level.
His Ph.D. work, undertaken at MCCS at Goldsmiths, researched the relationship between polarisation and the way news is interpreted, constructed, and how this may lead to a new understanding of the role of advocacy journalism.
- Ph.D., Goldsmiths, University of London
- Dip. Mgmt., University of Oxford
- M.A., University of Sussex
- M.A., University of Malta
- B.A., (Hons), University of Malta
The construction of news in a polarised state
Taking a qualitative approach based on original case studies, this book offers a detailed overview of the contemporary media system in a polarised state.