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More about Martin Scott

Dr Martin Scott is a Senior Lecturer in Media and International Development in the School of International Development (DEV). He is author of Media and Development (Zed Books, 2014) and has written academic articles and book chapters on humanitarian news, foundation-funded journalism, representations of Africa, celebrities and development, audiences for international news and the role of popular culture in politics. He is currently the principal investigator of an AHRC funded research project on humanitarian journalism. See ‘research’ tab for further details.

He teaches on courses in media, politics and development at undergraduate and postgraduate level and co-directs the MA in Media and International Development and the BA in Media and International Development.

Martin has won several awards for his research and teaching including a 'Top Faculty Paper' prize at ICA's Journalism Studies Division (2019) and UEA awards for Impact in Policy and Practice (2019), Inspirational Teaching (2017), Excellence in Teaching (2013) and Community and Public Engagement (2011).

Dr Scott has produced a number of reports, guidelines and evaluations for organisations including UNESCO, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the International Broadcasting Trust (IBT), the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) and Mediae.

His research has featured on BBC Newsnight, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Independent , El Pais, The Huffington Post, the Daily Mail, CJR and Nieman Reports. His book on Media and Development (Zed Books) featured in The Guardian as one of 10 recommended books for students on international development.

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