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Biography

Dr Tai Neilson is a lecturer in Media in the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Culture. His areas of expertise include the political economy of digital media and critical cultural theory. He has a PhD in Cultural Studies from George Mason University in Virginia, an MA in Sociology from the New School for Social Research in New York, and a BA (honours) in Sociology and Media Studies from Victoria University of Wellington. Dr Neilson has published work on journalism and digital media in Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, Fast Capitalism, and Global Media Journal. His current research focuses on the reorganization of journalists labour through the use of digital media. He also publishes and presents research in Heavy Metal Studies including a chapter in Scott Wilson’s Music at the Extremes: Sounds outside the Mainstream. Dr Neilson teaches units in media theory, digital media, and news production.

I am interested in advising higher degree research in the areas of news production, the political economy of digital media, critical cultural theory, and heavy metal studies.

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Research Outputs

A band of Northmen

Neilson, T. & Neilson, G., 2019, Heavy metal at the movies. Bayer, G. (ed.). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 169-185 17 p. (Ashgate Screen Music).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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    Digital media, conventional methods: using video interviews to study the labor of digital journalism

    Neilson, T., 2018, Research methods for the digital humanities. levenberg, L., Neilson, T. & Rheams, D. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 151-171 21 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 'I don’t engage': online communication and social media use among New Zealand journalists

    Neilson, T., Apr 2018, In : Journalism. 19, 4, p. 536-552 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    Introduction: research methods for the digital humanities

    Neilson, T., levenberg, L. & Rheams, D., 2018, Research methods for the digital humanities. levenberg, L., Neilson, T. & Rheams, D. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 1-14 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Activities

    • 2 Publication Peer-review
    • 2 Oral presentation
    • 1 Other

    Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association (Journal)

    Tai Neilson (Reviewer)
    1 Apr 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

    TripleC (Journal)

    Tai Neilson (Reviewer)
    17 Jul 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

    Emerging Scholar Fellow

    Tai Neilson (Participant)
    1 Jul 201831 Dec 2018

    Activity: Other

    New Beats: The Future of Journalism Round Table

    Tai Neilson (Speaker)
    8 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Putting Unions Back in Digital Labour: A Case Study of Organising in Digital First Newsrooms

    Tai Neilson (Speaker)
    6 Dec 20178 Dec 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Press / Media

    Assange-implications for press freedom?

    Tai Neilson

    16/04/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Dr Tai Neilson talks about media mergers

    Tai Neilson

    13/08/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment