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Dr. 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.