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38,000 pounds for TV watching

Milton Keynes university offers 38,000 pounds for watching RT channel.

Research Associate: ‘Reframing Russia for Global Mediasphere from Cold War to “Information War”’

A Research Associate is required to support Professor Marie Gillespie (Sociology) and Dr Alistair Willis (Computer Science) who, with colleagues from Manchester University (Russian Studies), are beginning a major 3-year, AHRC-funded grant project on ‘Reframing Russia for the Global Mediasphere: From Cold War to “Information War”?’. The project will provide new, inter-disciplinary insights into the post-Cold War global media ecology through an in-depth case study of one of its most controversial actors, RT (Russia Today).

You will support colleagues with an analysis of RT audiences and their interactions with and responses to RT’s broadcast, online and social media outputs in English (and Arabic would be desirable but not essential). You will conduct focus group interviews with RT audiences and users, and using a variety of techniques in computational, content, image and discourse analysis, will investigate user interactions online and in social networks. You will co-author articles, contribute one article of your own on a relevant topic, and work alongside a second Research Associate in gathering other research sources and producing reports for our non-academic partners.

You will have excellent knowledge of international news media, audience research and social media analysis, and will have completed a PhD on news media, political communication and/or international relations-related issues. You will have advanced literacy skills in writing English for academic purposes but also be able to write in an appropriate register for policy-makers and diverse publics.

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