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dr. S.A. (Scott) Eldridge II

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



Scott Eldridge is an assistant professor in the department of Media Studies and Journalism, joining in August 2016. Before this, he 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 and Reviews Editor for the journal 
Digital Journalism , and on the editorial boards of  Digital Journalism  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 (September 2017), and is co-editor 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 and poverty, 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)
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