Dr Ian Taylor

Teaching Fellow in Media and Creative Industries

Ian Taylor is a Teaching Fellow with the Institute for Media and Creative Industries team at Loughborough University London. He is module leader for 'Media and Creative Industries: Contexts and Practices', 'Media Law and Policy', and 'Global Cities, Media and Communication.' He also teaches on the Collaborative Project.

He has previously worked at the University of Leicester, Richmond, the American International University in London, and at Loughborough University's midlands campus. Over the years he has delivered lectures on a wide range of subjects including media audiences, research methods, film studies, political economy, and digital journalism - in fact, most areas of media and communications. He also successfully supervised dozens of students through their dissertations.

On the teaching front he is currently working towards attaining Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy.

Academic background

Dr Ian Taylor holds a first class degree in English Literature and Media Studies (BA Hons, De Montfort University 1999), a Master's degree in Mass Communication (MA, University of Leicester 2000) and a PhD from Loughborough University (2010).

His PhD examined the media relations of the anti-war movement in the UK as they sought to make their case against the 2003 invasion of Iraq. This research has culminated in a number of peer reviewed journal articles and the critically acclaimed book Media Relations of the Anti-War Movement: The Battle for Hearts and Minds (Routledge, 2017). He has also been an occasional contributor to the New Statesman.

Current research and collaborations

He is currently researching how journalists' sense of their own professional obligations guides their practices when reporting on protests. This is part of his wider research on the interactions between protests, social movements and the media.

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