Stuart Allan is Professor of Journalism in the Media School, Bournemouth University, UK, where he is also the Director of the Centre for Journalism and Communication Research. He is the author or editor of sixteen books, the most recent of which is Citizen Witnessing: Revisioning Journalism in Times of Crisis (Polity Press, 2013). He is a founding co-editor of the peer-reviewed journal Journalism Education, and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals. He is currently engaged in research examining citizens’ uses of digital imagery in news reporting, while also writing a history of war photography.
Bolette Blaagaard is Assistant Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark and former Research Fellow at City University, London, where she was involved in setting up an international network to debate issues of citizenship and journalism, as well as carrying out research on citizen journalism and its implications for journalistic practices and education. She is co-editor of After Cosmopolitanism (Routlege 2012) and Deconstructing Europe (Routledge 2011). Professor of
Journalism in the Media School, Bournemouth
Lilie Chouliaraki is Professor of Media and Communications a the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research focuses on the nature of mediated public discourse from an ethical and political perspective. She has published extensively on the moral implications of the media in contemporary public life, particularly on the link between mediation, social action and cosmopolitan citizenship. Her latest publications include Self-mediation: New Media, Citizenship and Civil Selves (Routledge 2012) and The Ironic Spectator: Solidarity in the Age of Post-Humanitarianism (Polity 2012).
Ivan Sigal is Executive Director of Global Voices, a community of more than 700 authors and 600 translators around the world who collect and make available reports from blogs and citizen media everywhere, with emphasis on voices that are not ordinarily heard in international mainstream media. He is author of White Road (Steidl Verlag 2012) and has extensive experience in supporting and training journalists and working on media co-productions in the Soviet Union and Asia.