Andy Ruddock

Dr

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19982019
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Personal profile

Biography

Andy's work focusses on new ways to conceive how media make social reality. He is particularly interested in violence and aggression as forms of political communication. Andy is author of Exploring Media Research (2017), Youth and Media (2013) Investigating Audiences (2007) and Understanding Audiences, (2001). His new book, Digital Influence, explores the histories of phenomena such as representations of gender in film and reality TV, violence in political memes, the mainstreaming of populism, gun-control activism and public criticisms of media education. Andy has also published numerous journal articles and book chapters on media violence, reality television, political celebrity, alcohol marketing, rampage murders, terrorism, sport, military applications of social media and Chinese TV. 

Research area keywords

  • Media violence, media influence, media theory, political celebrity, media history

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Projects 2007 2019

Research Output 1998 2019

The Rap of China: communication versus culture in Chinese media studies

Ruddock, A., 3 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Multicultural Discourses. 14, 2, p. 107-114 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Media Audience Research: The perils of participant observation

Ruddock, A. D., 2018, In : SAGE Research Method Cases. p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOther

Researching media reality: Using experience and theory to explain how media make our wold

Ruddock, A. D., 2018, In : Teaching Media Quarterly. 6, 1, p. 1-27 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOther

Research methods: reasons for making controversial decisions and why these decisions are controversial

Ruddock, A. D., 2018, Making sense of Research. Tomaselli, K. G. (ed.). Pretoria South Africa: Van Schaik Publishers, p. 121-132 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Prizes

Finalist, MPA Lecturer of the Year

Andy Ruddock (Recipient), 19 Apr 2018

Prize: Other distinction

Press / Media

Call to Christchurch

Andy Ruddock

16/05/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Eurovision

Andy Ruddock

15/05/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Eight times the Eurovision Song Contest got political

Andy Ruddock

15/05/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Eurovision-Why is Australia in it?

Andy Ruddock

15/05/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Social Media and Politicians

Andy Ruddock

2/05/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment