Jerome Turner

Research Assistant - Community, Media and the Creative Citizen

Birmingham School of Media

Having started at the University's usability lab in the arts faculty in 2006 (BIAD), he joined BCMCR in 2012, as Research Assistant on the Research Council-funded project Community, Media and the Creative Citizen. As well as general responsibilities to the project he specifically delivered to the strand in hyperlocal publishing, including various outputs such as chapters in the project's book, Creative Citizens Unbound.

Since that project's end in 2015 he has been involved in various research projects at the centre, including the SIDA-funded Checkdesk project, delivering training materials for citizen journalists in the Arab Region, and is now also involved in the centre's Monitoring and Evaluation Lab activities.With colleagues at the HELS faculty, Jerome has completed pilot work on the theme of sexting amongst young people and is developing this work further. Jerome hopes to complete his ethnographic study of online local community media audiences for PhD submission in 2017.


SeeĀ a full list of publications and outputs.

Harte, Dave and Williams, Andy and Turner, Jerome (2016) Reciprocity and the Hyperlocal Journalist. Journalism Practice. pp. 1-17. ISSN 1751-2786

Harte, David and Turner, Jerome and Williams, Andy (2016) Discourses of Enterprise in Hyperlocal Community News in the UK. Journalism Practice, 10 (2). pp. 233-250. ISSN 1751-2786

Turner, J., 2015. Good dog, bad dog: Exploring audience uses and attitudes to hyperlocal community news media through the prism of banal pet stories. Anthropological Notebooks, 21(3), pp.39-50.

Williams, A., Harte, D. and Turner, J., 2015. The Value of UK Hyperlocal Community News: Findings from a content analysis, an online survey and interviews with producers. Digital Journalism, 3(5), pp.680-703.

Williams, A., Harte, D. and Turner, J., 2015. Filling the News Hole? UK Community News and the Crisis in Local Journalism. Local Journalism. The Decline of Newspapers and the Rise of Digital Media. London/New York: IB Tauris, pp.203-223.

Walker, Shane and Prytherch, David and Turner, Jerome (2013) The pivotal role of staff user experiences in Moodle and the potential impact on student learning. In: 2013 2nd International Conference on e-learning and e-technologies in Education (ICEEE), 23 - 25 September 2013, Lodz