|Lecturer in Media & Development||
Martin dot Scott at uea dot ac dot uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 1559
I am a lecturer in Media and International Development in the School of International Development (DEV). I direct the MA in MA in Media and International Development (MAMID) and convene and teach on the three of the modules in this MA: Media and Society (DEV) and Media and International Development (DEV) and Media and Development in Practice (MADIP). I also teach on a variety of other modules including, Politics and International Development (DEV) and Media Regulation (FTV). I am particularly interested in using teaching for public engagement, encouraging inter-disciplinary teaching and encouraging links with other universities teaching related MA programmes. I recently received a CUE East award for community and public engagement for my community engagement work over the last three years.
My principal research interests concern the relationship between media and development. Most of my research addresses the production, content and reception of Western media coverage of the global South. I am also interested in mediated cosmopolitanism, entertainment-education, media literacy and the role of popular culture in engaging young people in politics.
Before joining the University of East Anglia as a lecturer in 2009 I worked as a secondary school teacher. I have taught in secondary schools in the UK, Kenya and in the British Overseas Territory of St. Helena.
I recently completed my PhD which was entitled, The Mediation of Distant Others. I hope to publish much of the material from this soon.
I have written guidelines and reports for UNESCO, the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA), the International Broadcasting Trust (IBT), WorldView and Mediae.
I have also completed a post as a research associate on an ESRC funded project in the school of Political, Social and International Studies, entitled Entertainment to Citizenship.
I have an MA in International Relations and Development Studies from the School of International Development, University of East Anglia, for which I received a distinction. I also have a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) in Secondary Geography with ICT, from Bath Spa University and a BA in Geography with Development Studies, from the University of Sussex.
Dr. Martin Scott
Room 1.66, Arts Building
School of International Development
University of East Anglia
Norwich NR4 7TJ
T: +44(0)1603 593373
My principal research interests concern the relationship between media and development. I have recently completed my PhD entitled; The Mediation of Distant Others, which is concerned with how television regulates spectators’ mediated experiences of Others from foreign countries. I have recently conducted analyses of how the global South is mediated by television news, factual, drama, light entertainment and children’s programming. I am also interested in and have conducted research into media literacy, entertainment-education, mediated cosmopolitanism and the role of popular culture in engaging young people in politics.
Scott, M. Street, J. & Inthorn, S. (2011) ‘Music’s meant to be a way to unwind and kind of relax, have fun. Politics isn’t that’. A Comparative Study of the Political Uses of Popular Culture by First-Time Voters. International Journal of Cultural Studies. 14:5. 499–514.
Scott, M. (2009) Marginalised, Negative or Trivial? Coverage of Africa in the UK Press. Media, Culture and Society, 31:4. 533–557
Scott, M. (In review) More news is bad news: Expanding the scope of studies of ‘the public faces of development’ and ‘media and morality’. Journal of Development Studies.
Street, J, Inthorn, S. & Scott, M. (2011) Playing at Politics? Popular Culture as Political Engagement. Parliamentary Affairs. 1–21.
Inthorn, S. Street, J. & Scott, M. (Forthcoming) Popular culture: a resource for political engagement. Cultural Sociology.
Street, J. Inthorn, S. & Scott, M. (Forthcoming) Entertainment to Citizenship: Politics and Popular Culture. Manchester University Press.
Reports and Guidelines
Scott, M. (2011) Outside the Box: UK Television Coverage of Developing Countries, ‘Impact’ and Social and Online Media. IBT. London
Scott, M. (2009) Guidelines for Broadcasters on Encouraging Media and Information Literacy and User-Generated Content. UNESCO / CBA.
Scott, M. (2009) The World in Focus: How UK Audiences Connect with the Wider World and the International Content of News in 2009 CBA / IBT. London.
Scott, M. (2008) Media Literacy from the Perspective of Broadcasters and User-Generated Content Producers Around the World. UNESCO / CBA.
Scott, M. (2008) Screening the World: How the UK Portrayed the Wider World in 2007-8. IBT, DFID.
Conference papers and book reviews
Scott, M. (2011) More news is bad news: Expanding the scope of studies of mediated cosmopolitanism. Cosmopolitanism, Media And Global Crisis. Kingston University. June 4th 2011.
Scott, M., Inthorn, S., Street, J. (2008) From entertainment to citizenship A comparative study of representations of citizenship in television, video-games and music. Paper to CRESC Conference, Culture and Citizenship, 3-5 September 2008, St Hugh’s College, Oxford
Book review of Servaes J. (ed) (2008) Communication for Development and Social Change. New Dehli: Sage. For Journal of South Asian Development 5:1 2010 pp. 165 – 185.
I am the director of the MA in Media and International Development (MAMID) in the School of International Development.
I currently convene and teach on three of the modules for this Masters degree. Media and Society is a highly innovative interdisciplinary module, taught by faculty members from the Schools of International Development, Economics, Film and TV Studies, Law and the School of Political, Social and International Studies. This module is intended to provide all students studying media related postgraduate degrees with a broad, current and inter-disciplinary understanding of the media today. I have been convening this module for two years.
Media and International Development is the other core module for MAMID and focuses on development communication and the wider relationships between media and development. I teach the majority of the content of this module.
For the last three years I have also set up and run, alongside an organisation called New Media Networks, a practical experience for MAMID students involving working with a local community radio station, Future Radio. The purpose of this experience has been to enable students to not only see how well theory taught in the classroom relates to practice but also to gain firsthand experience of working in media and development. This collaboration between DEV, Future Radio and New Media Networks has also help the station to better meet the needs of the local community. Starting in 2011/12, this practical experience became a full module entitled, Media and Development in Practice (MADIP) which I convene and teach.
I have also recently taught on other modules in DEV and in other schools, including Politics and International Development (DEV), Governance, Development and Democracy (DEV) and Media Regulation (FTV).
I have been working with Cue East, UEA’s beacon for public engagement as part of my work with Future Radio and to promote the use of teaching for public engagement. I recently received a CUE East award for community and public engagement for my community engagement work over the last two years.
I am also involved with media@uea, particularly in finding ways to promote inter-disciplinary teaching across the university.
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