Dr Dawn Wheatley

School of Communications

Name: Dr Dawn Wheatley
Department: School of Communications
Work Area: Academic
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 700 6331
Room: GLA C175
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

Biographical Details

Dawn Wheatley is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communications focusing on journalism, political communication, and social media. She received her PhD in 2018 for her research into online news production  and coverage of the Irish healthcare sector, with a particular emphasis on sources and voices, and how newsroom practices are established and reproduced. Dawn worked as a production journalist for the Irish Daily Mail and the Irish Times before turning to research and teaching in DCU. Her research has been published in New Media & Society, Digital Journalism, Journalism Practice, and on RTÉ's Brainstorm, and she teaches both practical and theoretical subjects to journalism students in the School. Her current research projects include work on mobile news dissemination, social media blocklists, and source use in contemporary news reporting. She is also involved in various international projects, working on the Irish contribution to the Worlds of Journalism study and co-ordinating the Irish data for the Global Media Monitoring Project.

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