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.