JRG Visiting Associate Fellows

Dr Jong-Mook Ahn

Dr. Jong-Mook Ahn is a Visiting Associate Fellow at Bournemouth University from the spring term in 2013. He is Associate Professor, Dept. of Journalism & Communication Studies, College of Social Sciences, Cheongju University, South Korea. At BU Media School, his research is related that a comparison between online and traditional newspapers. Based on literature reviews regarding the difference between traditional newspapers and online newspapers as news services, his study focuses on these differences with special reference to the online newspaper The Times and the traditional newspaper The Times, which shared news sources.

His current research outputs;

J. Ahn. (2012). A Comparative Analysis of News Frame according to the Political News on Online Newspapers and Blogs, Journal of Cybercommunication Academic Society, Vol.29, No.4, 233~266.

J. Ahn. (2012). A Comparison Between Online and Traditional Newspapers: With Special Reference to Kyunghyang Dot Com and Kyunghyang Shinmun, Korean Journal of Communication Studies, Vol.20, No.2, 29~46.

J. Ahn. (2011). A Study on the Characteristics of the Portal Journalism(online journalism): Breaking News, Interaction, and Relative News with reference to Naver News and Yahoo Media, Journal of Communication Science, Vol.11, No.1, 187~219.

J. Ahn. (2010). A Study on the Characteristics of the Internet’s News Service in connection with the Political News: the directivity of the online-journalism, Journal of Korean Political Communication, Vol.19, 105~139.

J. Ahn. (2010). A Study on the Role and the Assessment of Portal Journalism(online journalism), Journal of Korean Social Science, Vol.32, No.2, 57~76.


Dr Shahzad Ali

Shahzad is a Visiting Associate Fellow at Bournemouth University during the autumn term in 2012, for which he secured a Charles Wallace Open Visiting Fellowship. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies of Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan

During his visit to BU he is interested to explore the portrayal of Pakistan with special reference to how the killing of Osama Bin Laden was reported in Western print media – specifically through a comparative framing analysis of news and editorial coverage from the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, the New York Times and the Washington Post. Moreover, the impact of foreign policy of UK and the United States on media coverage of Pakistan in the selected newspapers would also be analyzed. The research project is theoretically linked with Harman and Chomsky’s Propaganda Model.

His first book titled Press,Pressmen and the Governments in Pakistan:Mishandling of Powers and Positions has recently published by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. The book throws light on the situation of freedom of press by comparing democratic and autocratic regimes of Pakistan. The hallmark of the book is the disclosure of corruption and misuse of power by both media persons and people at the helm of affairs.

The Charles Wallace Open Visiting Fellowship aims to facilitate working in cross cultural environment, so Shahzad is eager to meet with colleagues and discuss perceptions, observations and thoughts about British and Pakistani culture.




Dr Caitlin Patrick

Caitlin is currently Visiting Associate Fellow on a group project involving Bournemouth University’s Media School, the University of Stockholm and the University of Helsinki entitled I-Witnessing: Global Crisis Reporting Through the Amateur Lens. This international comparative research project examines how major news organizations and their audiences are responding to the growing availability of user-generated content (with special reference to citizen produced imagery) in crisis reporting.

Prior to this, Caitlin spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow for University College Dublin’s Photography and International Conflict project – This Irish Research Council-funded project examined the status and roles of photojournalism and documentary photography both historically and in the current media economy and fostered dialogue among academics, visual media professionals and NGO staff working on aspects of this broad topic. Caitlin is a co-editor (with Prof. Liam Kennedy) and contributor to an edited book for this project, due to be published in 2012.

Caitlin undertook her PhD at Durham University’s Geography department. Her thesis was entitled Shoot & Capture: Media Representations of US Military Operations in Somalia 1992-93 and Fallujah, Iraq 2004 and involved a discourse and visual analysis of selected American and British print and TV media coverage of the UN/US Somalia intervention in 1992-93. Coverage of US military involvement in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004 provided a contemporary, comparative case study.

In addition to her PhD work, Caitlin was a research assistant for two photography-based projects that reached outside the traditional academic sphere. The Imaging Famine project, a photographic exhibition held at The Guardian newspaper’s newsroom gallery, also included a conference and an educational website. The Visual Economy of HIV/AIDS as a Security Issue project, funded by the Social Science Research Council’s AIDS, Security and Conflict Initiative, involved research to assist in the production of a report and web resources.

Caitlin’s current research interests include: visual representation of the protracted conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia, the current political economy of visual news media in a world of new and expanding audience consumption practices, and the crossover of photojournalism and documentary genres into the contemporary art sphere.