Dr Ifan Jones

Lecturer in Journalism


I am the BA Journalism Course Leader at the School of Creative Studies and Media at Bangor University, and lecture on the subject of practical journalism. This course came first in the UK in the National Student Survey, with a 100% satisfaction rate, for four consecutive years between 2014 and 2017.


My research interests include nationalism, minority language media, digital media and devolution. I completed a PhD in nationalism and the Welsh press in the 19th century. I am currently co-writing a book about the Welsh language press and Welsh identity between the 19th and 21st century, and also a series of papers on digital Welsh language media in the present day.


I am a published author of five novels, Igam Ogam (2008), Yr Argraff Gyntaf (2010) Dadeni (2017), Babel (2019) and Brodorion (2021). Babel won the 2020 Welsh language Wales Book of the Year Award and People's Choice Award. Igam Ogam won the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize for best novel at the 2008 National Eisteddfod in Cardiff. I have also contributed more widely to books in both Welsh and English, including most recently a history book for children 10 Stories From Welsh History That Everyone Should Know which was on the shortlist for a Tir na n-Og English language award. My creative works discuss the subjects of nationalism, myth, Welsh history and devolved politics.


Before joining Bangor University I worked as the editor of Welsh language news website Golwg 360, and a deputy editor and journalist on the magazine Golwg. I am also the founder and current editor of news and current affairs website Nation.Cymru. I am also a frequent contributor to a range of news and current affairs programmes for the BBC.

Teaching and Supervision

I have taught the following modules:

Practical Digital Journalism [2nd/3rd year]

Practical Journalism: Ethics, Law and Democracy [2nd/3rd year]

Introduction to Practical Journalism [1st year]

Media, Politics & Society [2nd year]

Newyddiaduraeth Ddigidol Ymarferol [2nd/3rd year]

Newyddiaduraeth Ymarferol: Moesau, Cyfraith a Democratiaeth [2nd/3rd year]

Cyflwyniad i Newyddiaduraeth [1st year]

Advanced Practical Journalism [3rd year]

Newyddiaduraeth Ymarferol Safonol [3rd year]

History and Development of Journalism [1st/2nd year]

Cymdeithaseg a’r Cyfryngau [3rd year]

Institutional Case Study [3rd year]

Hanes a Datblygiad Newyddiaduraeth [2nd year]

Cysylltiadau Cyhoeddus [2nd/3rd year]

PhD research

Please contact me if you are interested in conducting research in any of the following areas:

  • Nationalism in Wales
  • Welsh or Welsh language media
  • Digital media in minority languages

Research outputs (4)

  • Published


    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Published


    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Published

    Yr Argraff Gyntaf

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

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Prof. activities and awards (71)

  • Taro'r Post

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

  • 'Post Cyntaf,' Radio Cymru

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

  • 'Taro'r Post,' Radio Cymru

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

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