Professor Angela Phillips

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PositionProfessor
Email a.phillips (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7610
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. In 2009, she launched EastLondonLines a local, multi-media, news website that is run by Goldsmiths students and has a significant local audience. She was a journalist for over forty years, training initially as a photographer, and she worked for several years as a photojournalist before moving into print for national newspapers and magazines with occasional forays into TV and radio. Her research interests cover: news audiences democracy and journalism, ethics, working practices, the changing audience for news and changing news consumption behaviour.  She worked with the Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre and was one of the founders of the Media Reform Coalition.  She gave verbal evidence to the Leveson enquiry into the press.

Teaching

Convenor of Journalism in Context which considers journalism theory from the position of practice.

Featured work

Conference Papers and Seminars

  • On bubbles and streams: news audiences in the era of social media. Inaugural Lecture, Goldsmiths 2016
  • Can trust in traditional news media explain differences in news exposure of young people online? at the 2015 IAMCR Conference Montreal, Canada
  • Beyond the platform: Young people's news engagement in a social networking society, 2015 IAMCR Conference Montreal, Canada
  • Deep and narrow or shallow and wide: a comparative study of how young people find news via social media. Future of Journalism Conference, Cardiff 2015
  • Changing Journalism/Reclaiming the News, Leverhulme conference, Senate House, London April 3rd 2012
  • 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

Research Interests

News audiences, journalism ethics, journalism working practices.

Publications

Book

Misunderstanding News Audiences: Seven Myths of the Social Media Era
Elvestad, Eiri and Phillips, Angela. 2018. Misunderstanding News Audiences: Seven Myths of the Social Media Era. London: Routledge. ISBN 9781138215191

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

The Technology of Journalism
Phillips, Angela. 2018. The Technology of Journalism. In: Tim, P Vos, ed. Journalism,. 19 Berlin Boston: De Gruyter Mouton, pp. 321-334. ISBN 978-1-5015-1038-0

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

Can Trust In Traditional News Media Explain Cross-National Differences In News Exposure Of Young People Online?
Elvestad, Eiri; Phillips, Angela and Feuerstein, Mira. 2017. Can Trust In Traditional News Media Explain Cross-National Differences In News Exposure Of Young People Online? Digital Journalism, pp. 1-20. ISSN 2167-0811

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

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