Award Leader, MA Social Media
- Birmingham School of Media
- Faculty of Performance, Media & English
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 0121 331 5421
Areas of expertise
- Social Media
- Creative and Cultural Industries
- Community Journalism
Dave is currently researching the value of community journalism as part of a £1.4m research council project examining ‘Creative Citizens’. He leads a strand of the project looking at ‘hyper-local’ websites and has already had work published by the UK communications regulator, Ofcom.
He has also recently published on the use of social media to support student employability in the media industries.
Social Media - MA
Social Media (Distance Learning) - MA
Dave Harte is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications and award leader for the MA in Social Media at Birmingham City University. For many years he has worked closely with Birmingham’s vibrant digital media sector acting as a link between the public sector and the business community.
In the mid-2000s he worked with the regional development agency for the West Midlands on their business clusters strategy, subsequently managing a major business support project on their behalf.
Dave has worked with Birmingham City Council as Economic Development Manager for Digital Birmingham where he championed the use of social media and digital tools to the city leaders and the business community.
He is currently co-investigator on the AHRC and EPSRC funded project ‘Media, Community and the Creative Citizen‘ where he leads a research strand investigating the scale and value of Hyperlocal news websites. His work on this has been published by Ofcom to support their understanding of this emerging sector.
Dave blogs at daveharte.com and runs his own hyperlocal news website for Bournville.
Dave is an enthusiastic advocate of social media and has published
articles in the national and local press. He has also researched the use
of social media in a higher education context, in particular about how
students can be supported to use it to increase their chances of