Professor James Bennett

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Dr James Bennett is Professor in Television and Digital Culture and former Head of Media Arts (2014/15-216/17). He is the Principal Investigator on the 'Social Media as Television Production Technology' project as part of Royal Holloway's ADAPT TV History research. His work focuses on the production cultures and shape of television and celebrity in digital culture. His latest edited collection, Media Independence: Working with freedom or working for free (Routledge, 2014), examines the role independence plays in the formation and role of media systems around the world.

He has previously completed work as Principal Investigator on a 2-year AHRC grant, multiplatforming public service broadcasting (AH-H018522-2), which examined the role independents and multiplatform productions play in the future of PSB (2010-2012).This produced the industry report: Multiplatforming Public Service Broadcasting. He was one of the founding editors of Celebrity Studies Journal, leading the organisation of the inaugural and second Celebrity Studies Conference in 2012 and 2014.

He is the author of Television Personalities: Stardom and the Small Screen (Routledge, 2010) and the editor (with Niki Strange) of Television as Digital Media (Duke University Press, 2011) and (with Tom Brown) Film & Television After DVD (Routledge, 2008). His work has been published in Screen, Cinema Journal, Convergence, New Review of Film & Television, and Celebrity Studies Journal. He remains on the Celebrity Studies Journal editorial board as well as the editorial board of Television & New Media.

Twitter: @james_a_bennett

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