Dr Lee Salter is a lecturer in media and communications. He has taught and researched at a variety of institutions, including the University of the West of England, University of Verona and Royal Holloway.
He leads the modules News, Politics and Power and Media, Publics and Protest, leads modules on the MA Journalism and supervises PhD students. Lee researches a variety areas including conflict and the media, new technologies and media analysis. He is also a film-maker, most recently having released The Fourth Estate, a feature documentary about the media business; the history, the practices, and the people who run it, as well as the award winning Secret City (dir.Michael Chanan), about the City of London, the Corporation that runs it, and its role in the economic crisis. Money Puzzles is the sequel to this documentary.
His most recent book is Digital Journalism, described by Paul Bradshaw as ‘The most comprehensive book I’ve read on the issues facing online journalism in the UK.’
Lee’s research spans a range of areas, including social and political theory (focusing on Habermas and MacIntyre), journalism practice, protest, conflict and the media, power and new media, coverage of international affairs (focusing on Venezuela), digital journalism and the media industries, media law and ethics, and media representations (including of the cuts agenda, war and conflict).