Dr Andy Ruddock

  • Here’s an article I wrote for The Conversation on the possible political consequences of the immediate media coverage of the appalling murder of Lee Rigby. Read more
  • My new book, Youth and Media, is now available from Sage. Click the link below for more details. Youth and Media Read more
  • 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

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