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Megan Knight completed her PhD on "The impact of changing media technology on the practice of journalism" at the University of Central Lancashire. She has worked extensively as a journalist and webmaster for news organisations ranging from alternative weeklies in Vancouver to the Daily Star, the Sunday Independent and the South African Broadcasting Corporation in Johannesburg. She is the co-author (with Clare Cook) of Social Media for Journalists: Principles and Practice (Sage, 2013) and researches the impact of new media technologies on the practice of journalism. Her current research is on Facebook as a news source and its impact on awareness.

She has taught journalism and media studies in South Africa at Rhodes University and Tshwane University of Technology, in the United Arab Emirates and in the United Kingdom.

She is an Associate Dean in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire, and a member of the Media Research Group at the same institution.


  • –present
    Associate Dean, , University of Hertfordshire


  • 2016 
    University of Central Lancashire, PhD: Journalism Studies