About Me

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Jennifer Jones is a project coordinator, freelance digital media practitioner and researcher within the School of Media, Culture and Society at the University of the West of Scotland. She specialises in new media methods for data capture, collection and archiving, in particular around social media, citizen journalism and mega- events, whilst focusing on the continuous link between digital practice and theory.

Jennifer was the project coordinator the Creative Scotland funded #citizenrelay and more recently, for the Big Lottery funded Digital Commonwealth project, managing a national practice-research digital literacies project around Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Jennifer has a passion for community media, working with art, educational and community groups across the UK to develop media and digital literacies and is interested in media activism around events and participatory media as an educational tool for developing awareness of political literacies and citizenship. She is completing her PhD part-time at the University of the West of Scotland on citizen journalism and the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games.


7 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Really enjoyed your talk at #CILIPS13 – was great to see such positive examples of social media in action within the community. Just one quick point – Tweetdeck isn’t closing; it’s moving to a web only environment. I use Hootsuite on the web and have just moved onto using it on my iPhone, so that may be a possible option for you if you want to use the same product across the board.

    1. Hi Phil, thanks for getting in touch and I’m glad you enjoyed the presentation. I will be putting up the prezi and notes over next few days. Thanks also for pointing out the changes to Tweetdeck, I probably should have articulated it a bit better – the existing tweetdeck that worked on adobe air (pre-twitter ownership days) had a greater functionality (personally speaking of course), I consider the ‘new’ tweetdeck a watered down version which is pretty annoying for my searching & keeping tabs on hashtags/accounts :-(. Saying that, I don’t *mind* tweetdeck – or hootsuite – but I’m on the search for a tool that can replace that tweetdeck I’m used to. Just the nature of the web unfortunately. Kill all the useful platform! :)

  2. Hi
    I have just discovered your webpage after hours and hours of avoiding opening this laptop all day to try and get going with my studying again. I have a masters thesis due in March this year and cannot extend it anymore so the pressure is on. All the hard work part has been done (so I am told) and I just need to write it up but just cannot get in to the zone and wondered if you could possibly give me the details for the writing retreat you were on. I live in Glasgow but don’t go to uws so not too sure if it is only for uws students. Any advice you have would be very much appreciated.
    ps. I will follow your blogg now I have discovered it as I found your work really intersting and would love to hear how you are progressing with you Phd so good luck.

    1. Hi Sharon, the best person to speak to re: writers’ retreat (which are open to everybody with a writing project) is Prof Rowena Murray (who is now based at UWS but does run retreats for a number of academics/postrda researchers) – I would advise dropping her an email and asking what she suggests. The entire retreat is ¬£170 from Fri-Sun if you aren’t funded. Her profile (with contact details) are here: https://www.uws.ac.uk/staff-profiles/education/rowena-murray/
      Good luck completing your MA!
      Best wishes

      1. Hi Jen
        Thank you for the info. i managed to get a place and going this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Fingers crossed but have a good feeling I will get some work done. Keep up your good work and good luck to you as well.

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