Dr Andy Ruddock

  • Here’s something I wrote about the Ding Dong the Witch is Dead! controversy that followed the death of Margaret Thatcher. The piece uses some of the ideas from Youth and Media Click below. Will history remember the ‘Ding-Dong!’ over Margaret Thatcher Read more
  • Fascinating new research has come out about UK soccer fans’ attitude to gay football players. Click below for a piece I did on these studies for The Conversation Soccer and homophobia: why even homophobes are sick of it Read more
  • Please click below for a piece I did on new research on football and racism. Fascism and racism: does it really matter what Sunderland’s Paolo Di Canio thinks Read more
  • Read a sample chapter from my new book, Youth and Media, here: http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book233371/toc#tabview=samples Read more
  • Here’s an article on video game violence. What I’m trying t do, here, is explain why video game violence might play a positive role when gamers ask how shoot-em-ups fit into wider cultures of violence. https://theconversation.edu.au/violent-videogames-should-worry-us-but-shouldnt-be-banned-11490 Read more
  • Click below for a piece I did for the Sydney Morning Herald on Skyfall and the media violence debate. http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/brutal-bond-restarts-debate-20130103-2c6zv.html         Read more
  • Click below for a news opinion piece on how media research informs current controversies about the reporting of the Newtown tragedy.   https://theconversation.edu.au/from-copy-cats-to-child-witnesses-the-ethics-of-reporting-school-shootings-11405   Read more
  • Here’s a piece I wrote for The Conversation on the furore surrounding 2DayFM. Click the link. https://theconversation.edu.au/jacintha-saldanha-is-the-latest-victim-of-a-media-saturated-world-11247   Read more
  • Here’s an opinion piece I wrote about understanding research on pornography consumers. It’s based on a work in progress; a book chapter on pornography research for an edited collection on the adult industry.   http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=14423   Read more
  • I’ve contributed a chapter on school shootings and media performances of gender in this collection, edited by Glenn Muschert and Johanna Sumiala. My piece analyses the role of media in Jared Loughner’s attempted assassination of Gabrielle Giffords.  Read more

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