Dave Harte

Interim Head of English and Media

Birmingham School of Media
0121 331 5421

Dave Harte is Associate Professor in Journalism and Media Studies. His research is focused on local and community journalism, and he has published widely on these topics.

He was co-investigator on the UK Research Council funded project 'Media, Community and the Creative Citizen' where he led a research strand investigating the scale and value of hyperlocal news websites.

He has also published on the role of social media in media education and has also managed funded research projects for the Communities and Culture Network, part of the UK Digital Economy research strand.

He has a track record of working with local media companies to support the growth of the creative economy. 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. He also worked closely 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 open data to the city leaders and the business community.

Areas of Expertise
Postgraduate Supervision
Work With Industry
Links and Social Media