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dr. S.A. (Scott) Eldridge II

Assistant Professor
dr. S.A. (Scott) Eldridge II



Scott Eldridge is an assistant professor with the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies (August 2016 - current). He previously worked at the University of Sheffield from 2014-2016. He earned his PhD in 2014 from the University of Sheffield, where his thesis explored the emergence of WikiLeaks as a journalistic organization, titled: 'Interloper Media: Journalism’s Reactions to the Rise of WikiLeaks'. He is an Associate Editor for the journal Digital Journalism, and on the editorial boards of Digital Journalism,  Media and Communication and the Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies. He is author of the book Online Journalism from the Periphery: Interloper Media and the Journalistic Field with Routledge (2018), and co-author with Miguel Franquet Santos Silva of The Ethics of Photojournalism in the Digital Age (2020). He is co-editor with Martin Conboy of Global Tabloid: Culture and Technology (2021), and with Bob Franklin of the Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies (2017) and the Routledge Handbook of Developments in Digital Journalism Studies (2019).

His research interests are in the fields of Digital Journalism Studies and Journalism Studies (more broadly), and more specifically on understanding new types of journalism emerging online, exploring journalistic identity constructs, and conceptual approaches to the journalistic field. He has also published on photojournalism, normative theories of journalism, British media history and the internet, and discursive constructions of journalism and newswork. Prior to his academic work, he worked as a journalist in the United States, and as a freelance researcher in South Africa.His areas of expertise are: • digital journalism • journalism studies • journalistic identity and the journalistic field • boundaries of journalism • discourse analysis methodologies • leaking, hacking, and journalism (eg. digital information activism/hacktivism) • journalistic metadiscourses (eg. journalists talking about journalism)

Other positions

Associate Editor, Digital Journalism (2018-2021)
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