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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 2012 2019

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 proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

movies
rock music
mythology
VIP
critical theory
Open Access
File
basic income
housewife
housework
wage
political group

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 proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Digital storage
digital media
journalism
video
Personnel

'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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

social media
journalist
New Zealand
communication
Communication

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 proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

research method
Students
Research Methods
Digital Technology
student

Activities 2017 2018

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

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

TripleC (Journal)

Tai Neilson (Reviewer)
17 Jul 2018

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

Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association (Journal)

Tai Neilson (Reviewer)
1 Apr 2018

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

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?

Tainui Neilson

16/04/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Dr Tai Neilson talks about media mergers

Tainui Neilson

13/08/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment