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 three novels, Igam Ogam (2008), Yr Argraff Gyntaf (2010) and Dadeni (2017). Igam Ogam won the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize for best novel at the 2018 National Eisteddfod in Cardiff. I am currently working on a fourth novel, Babel, based on my research on the Welsh press in the 19th century. I have also contributed as an adjudicator for the National Eisteddfod on a number of occasions. 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.
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]
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]
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