Dr Giles Moss
Acting Director of Student Education; Associate Professor in Media Policy
0113 343 5826
Clothworkers' Building North, 2.35
Office hours: Thursdays 2-3pm, Fridays 2-3pm (please email for an appointment during non-teaching weeks)
MA (Sussex), MSc, D.Phil (Oxford)
My research falls into two broad areas: mediated political communication and media policy. In both areas, I’m interested in the relationship between media and politics, focusing either on the media’s role in politics or how politics shapes media. Common themes in much of my work is the democratic implications of media and the role of public deliberation and engagement in politics and policymaking. My research interests include:
- Digital media, democracy, and citizenship
- Media and normative political theory
- Media and communications policy
- Public engagement and deliberation in media policymaking and governance
I’m the module leader for COMM3910 Communication Dissertation. I also contribute to COMM1920 Introduction to Communications Theory, COMM2910 Communication Research Methods, and supervise dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
(2016) The Mediated City: The News in a Post-Industrial Context. London: Zed.
(2015) Can the Media Serve Democracy?: Essays in Honour of Jay G. Blumler.
(2015) Understanding Copyright: Intellectual Property in the Digital Age. SAGE.
(2016) “Rethinking Election Debates: What Citizens Are Entitled to Expect”, International Journal of Press/Politics. 21.1: 3-24.
DOI: 10.1177/1940161215609732, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/90843/
(2016) “Researching Local News in a Big City: A Multimethod Approach”, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION. 10: 1351-1365.
Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/94958/
(2015) “‘Isn’t it just a way to protect Walt Disney’s rights?’: Media user perspectives on copyright”, New Media and Society. 17.5: 691-707.
(2015) “Discourse, Justification, and Critique: Towards a Legitimate Digital Copyright Regime?”, International Journal of Cultural Policy. 60-77. 21.1: 60-77.
DOI: 10.1080/10286632.2013.874421, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/89899/
(2015) “Known or knowing publics? Social media data mining and the question of public agency”, BIG DATA & SOCIETY. 2.2
DOI: 10.1177/2053951715611145, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/91180/
(2014) “Deliberative manoeuvres in the digital darkness: E-Democracy policy in the UK”, British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 16.3: 410-427.
(2014) “Balancing the potential and problems of digital methods through action research: methodological reflections”, Information Communication and Society. (Accepted)
(2013) “Framing the Consumer: Copyright Regulation and the Public”, Convergence: the journal of research into new media technologies. 19.1: 9-24.
Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/76877/
(2012) “Under Construction: the Field of Online Deliberation Research”, Journal of Information Technology & Politics. 9.1: 1-15.
DOI: 10.1080/19331681.2011.635957, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/74384/
(2009) “Users, Uses, and Contexts of Electronic Governance”, International Journal of Electronic Governance. 2.4: 299-301.
(2008) “Governing at a distance-politicians in the blogosphere”, Information Polity. 13.1-2: 7-20.
(2008) “Convincing claims? Democracy and representation in post-9/11 Britain”, POLITICAL STUDIES. 56.3: 705-724.
(2006) “Free and Open-Source Software: Opening and Democratising eGovernment's Black Box'”, Information Policy. 11.1: 21-34.
(2005) “New Labour's Information Age Policy Programme: An Ideology Analysis'”, Journal of Political Ideologies. 10.2: 165-185.
(2015) “Under construction: the field of online deliberation research”, In: Coleman S; Przybylska A; Sintomer Y (eds.) Deliberation and Democracy: Innovative Processes and Institutions. Peter Lang. 245-269
(2015) “Internet governance, rights and democratic legitimacy”, In: Handbook of Digital Politics. 377-394
(2015) “'Values Are Always at Stake': An Interview with Jay G. Blumler”, In: Can the Media Serve Democracy?: Essays in Honour of Jay G. Blumler. 210-220
(2015) Introduction: Can the Media Serve Democracy?. 1-18
(2014) “Communicating copyright: Discourse and disagreement in the digital age”, In: The SAGE Handbook of Intellectual Property. 300-314
(2017) Living With(in) Copyright Law: What is it, how does it work, how could it change? Project Report.
(2014) Digital Data Analysis, Public Engagement and the Social Life of Methods: Final Report. Working Papers of the Communities & Culture Network+ Vol.3, April 2014.
(2012) Public Engagement and Cultures of Expertise. RCUK DE Communities and Cultures Network +.
(2009) Making eParticipation Policy – A European Analysis.
(2009) eParticipation Evaluation and Impact.
(2012) “E-democracy/e-participation”, Oxford Bibliographies in Communication. New York: Oxford University Press.
Research Projects & Grants
AHRC AH/K000179/1 Improving Deliberation, Improving Copyright?, with Lee Edwards (PI) (November 2016)
EPSRC EP/L003112/1 Visualising the UK General Election 2015 TV Debates, with Stephen Coleman (PI) (November 2013-October 2016)
EPSRC Digital Economy Communities and Cultures Network+, Digital Data Analysis, Public Engagement and the Social Life of Methods with Dr Helen Kennedy (PI) (Feb 2013- July 2013)
ESRC RES 062-23-3027: Communicating Copyright: An Exploration of Copyright Discourses in the Digital Age with Dr Lee Edwards, Dr Bethany Klein (PI), and Dr David Lee (June 2011-December 2012).
Research Centres & Groups
I’m co-chair (with Dr Katy Parry) of the Political Communications research group.
PhD & Postdoctoral Supervision
I’m currently supervising the following doctoral students:
- Yi Liu
- Nely Konstantinova
- Ke Wang
- Thomas Wellings
I welcome enquiries from prospective doctoral students in the areas of my research interests.