UCLan research will track movements of local reporters


A University of Central Lancashire journalism academic plans to study the movements of local reporters using their mobile phones after winning funding for the research.

“The aim of this project is to map the movement of journalists in the local community by taking reporters from print, radio and TV and providing them with GPS enabled devices to track their movements throughout normal reporting day,” Andy Dickinson writes on his blog.

The research, to be based at UCLAN’s digital media R&D lab Sandbox, will test the idea that members of the local news media might be too physically isolated to be recognised as part of the community, despite news organisations’ stated aim to become part of the local community through interactive elements on their websites.

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