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Dave Harte

Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, Birmingham School of Media

Dave works closely with Birmingham's vibrant digital media economy, acting as a link between the public sector and the business community.

His work on 'Media, Community and the Creative Citizen' sees him lead a research strand investigating the scale and value of ‘hyperlocal’ news websites. His work on this has been published by Ofcom to support understanding of this emerging sector.


  • Social media
  • Hyperlocal publishing
  • Creative citizenship
  • Regional creative economies.

Notable coverage:

  • The Gadget Show (Feb 2014)
    Discussed the change in peoples use of desktop computers
  • BBC’s Fake Britain (May 2014)
    Discussed Facebook fraud and advice on staying safe online