Trade Unions, Surveillance and Social Media

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Journalism Media and Cultural Studies


The proposed project aims to consider how trade union activists organise use social media, how they are influenced by surveillance and monitoring techniques and, importantly, how their use strategies to effectively communicate their messages across a range of news media.

Drawing on ethnographic, interviews and content analysis, Catherine will research the communication strategies of trade union activists, with a special focus will be given to the sharing and discussing of news articles and media representation.

It is an original and ambitious project, and represents an important contribution to the field of journalism studies.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
2103230 Studentship ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2018 28/02/2023 Cate Hopkins