Professor Graham Meikle

Prof of Communication & Digital Media

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Graham Meikle is Professor of Communication and Digital Media. His most recent book is Social Media: Communication, Sharing and Visibility​, published by Routledge in 2016. Graham's next books are The Internet of Things, co-written with Mercedes Bunz, to be published by Polity in November 2017, and The Routledge Companion to Media and Activism (2018). He is also the author of Media Convergence: Networked Digital Media in Everyday Life (co-written with Sherman Young, 2012), Interpreting News (2009) and Future Active: Media Activism and the Internet (2002). He is co-editor, with Guy Redden, of News Online: Transformations and Continuities (2011). Since joining Westminster in 2013, he has launched its BA in Digital Media and Communication; its MA in Social Media, Culture and Society; and its Centre for Social Media Research. Before Westminster, Graham was a senior lecturer at the University of Stirling in Scotland (2007-13) and Macquarie University in Sydney (1999-2007). He has a PhD in Media & Communication, and a Master’s in Media, Technology & Law, both from Macquarie University. Graham also has an MA (Hons) in English Literature from Edinburgh University. Graham is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and teaches core undergraduate and Master's modules every year. In a past life, he taught English in Japan, Ecuador, Spain and Australia. Graham welcomes enquiries from prospective postgraduates about supervising doctoral research projects on cultural aspects of the internet.

Graham Meikle is the course leader for Westminster's MA in Social Media, Culture and Society. He has taught many modules on digital media, media cultures, news analysis, and research methods. At MA level, he teaches a core module on social media, and his recent undergraduate teaching at Westminster includes leading the modules 'Internet Cultures', 'Network Society and the Media' and 'News and Public Opinion'.

2016

Social Media: Communication, Sharing and Visibility (2016)
Meikle, G. 2016. Social Media: Communication, Sharing and Visibility. New York Routledge.

2012

Media convergence: networked digital media in everyday life (2012)
Meikle, G. and Young, S. 2012. Media convergence: networked digital media in everyday life. Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan.

2011

News online: transformations and continuities (2011)
Meikle, G. and Redden, G. (ed.) 2011. News online: transformations and continuities. Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan.

2009

Interpreting news (2009)
Meikle, G. 2009. Interpreting news. Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan.

2015

Distributed citizenship and social media (2015)
Meikle, G. 2015. Distributed citizenship and social media. in: Weibel, P. (ed.) Global activism: art and conflict in the 21st century Cambridge, MA: USA MIT Press. pp. 373-383
'"Look @ this fukken doge": Internet Memes and Remix Cultures' (2015)
Esteves, V. and Meikle, G. 2015. '"Look @ this fukken doge": Internet Memes and Remix Cultures'. in: Atton, C. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media Abingdon and New York Routledge. pp. 561-70

2014

Citizen Journalism, Sharing, and the Ethics of Visibility (2014)
Meikle, G. 2014. Citizen Journalism, Sharing, and the Ethics of Visibility. in: Thorsen, E. and Allan, S. (ed.) Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives New York, NY Peter Lang.
Social Media (2014)
Meikle, G. 2014. Social Media. in: Scott, J. (ed.) Oxford Dictionary of Sociology Oxford University Press. pp. 698-699
Social media, visibility and activism: the “Kony 2012” campaign (2014)
Meikle, G. 2014. Social media, visibility and activism: the “Kony 2012” campaign. in: Ratto, M. and Boler, M. (ed.) DIY citizenship: critical making and social media Cambridge, Massachusetts MIT Press. pp. 373-384

2010

It’s like talking to a wall (2010)
Meikle, G. 2010. It’s like talking to a wall. in: Wittkower, D.E. (ed.) Facebook and philosophy: what's on your mind? Chicago Open Court Press. pp. 13-20
Intercreativity: mapping online activism (2010)
Meikle, G. 2010. Intercreativity: mapping online activism. in: Hunsinger, J., Klastrup, L. and Allen, M. (ed.) International handbook of internet research Dordrecht Springer. pp. 363-377

2009

British new media (2009)
Meikle, G. 2009. British new media. in: Sterling, C.H. (ed.) Encyclopaedia of journalism: volume 1 Thousand Oaks Sage.

2008

Whacking Bush: tactical media as play (2008)
Meikle, G. 2008. Whacking Bush: tactical media as play. in: Boler, M. (ed.) Digital media and democracy: tactics in hard times Cambridge, Massachusetts MIT Press. pp. 367-382
Electronic civil disobedience and symbolic power (2008)
Meikle, G. 2008. Electronic civil disobedience and symbolic power. in: Karatzogianni, A. (ed.) Cyber-conflict and global politics London Routledge. pp. 177-187

2012

“Find out exactly what to think—next!”: Chris Morris, Brass Eye, and journalistic authority (2012)
Meikle, G. 2012. “Find out exactly what to think—next!”: Chris Morris, Brass Eye, and journalistic authority. Popular Communication. 10 (1-2), pp. 14-26.
Continuity and transformation in convergent news: the case of WikiLeaks (2012)
Meikle, G. 2012. Continuity and transformation in convergent news: the case of WikiLeaks. Media International Australia. 144, pp. 52-59.

2010

Mapping futures for news: trends, challenges and opportunities for Scotland (2010)
McNair, B., Dekavalla, M., Boyle, R. and Meikle, G. 2010. Mapping futures for news: trends, challenges and opportunities for Scotland. Glasgow Scottish Universities Insight Institute.

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