Dr Bianca Fox

Head of Film, Media & Broadcasting, Course Leader BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

Bianca Mitu
Email address: b.fox@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 321919 Location: MK Building, MK507 Faculty: Faculty of Arts School/Institute: School of Media Areas of expertise: Journalism, Media and Communication Studies, Digital Culture, Media Sociology

About

Dr. Bianca Fox joined the University of Wolverhampton in 2015 as a Senior Lecturer in TV, Broadcasting and Journalism. Before this, she held a Lecturer position at the University of Huddersfield. She is a former freelance journalist and holds a Ph.D. in Media and Communication Studies. Bianca has an outstanding international scientific background, she was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Westminster in 2011 and the University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle in 2015, and has published in international journals from the UK, Italy, Germany and the USA. She is an active member of important international scientific associations, including IAMCR, ECREA, MeCCSA, and an active editorial board member of Journal of Journalism and Mass Communication, Interpersona, and International Journal of Communication and Health.

Research interests

  • Journalism, Television and Internet studies, Digital culture, Media Sociology, Mobile teaching and learning methods and Lego Serious Play methodology in Higher Education.
  • Co-Director of the Research Centre for Film, Media, Discourse and Culture.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Media and Communication Studies,
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy,
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education,
  • MA in Media and Communication Studies,
  • Bachelor of Arts (English Literature),
  • LLB (Bachelor of Laws).

Publications

BOOKS:

  • (2018) - Mobile Journalism: The Theory and Practice of 'SmartMOJO', Sage  
  • (2016) - Mitu, B., Poulakidakos, S. (eds.), Media Events: A Critical Contemporary Approach, Palgrave MacMillan. 
  • (2016) - Marinescu, V., Mitu, B. (eds.), The Power of the Media in Health Communication, Routledge Taylor& Francis Group.
  • (2016)- Marinescu, V., Mitu B. (eds.), Health and the Media: Essays on the Effects of Mass Communication. McFarland&Co Inc. USA
  • (2014) - Marinescu, V., Branea, S., Mitu, B. (eds.), Contemporary Television Series: Narrative Structures and Audience Perception, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • (2014) - Marinescu, V., Branea, S., Mitu, B. (eds.), Critical Reflections on Audience and Narrativity, Germany: ibidem-Verlag.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • (2017) - Fox, B (co-author). In Search of Common Patterns: Political Advertising in Cenral and Eastern Europe.In Holtz-Bach, Christina; Rafter, Kevin; Novelli, Eduardo (eds.). Political Advertising in the 2014 European Election, Palgrave.  
  • (2016) – Mitu, B., Web 2.0 Media Events: Barack Obama’s Inauguration. In Mitu, B., Poulakidakos, S. (eds.), Media Events: A Critical Contemporary Approach, Palgrave, UK, ISBN 9781137574299. 
  • (2015) – Mitu, B., Health in the Digital Era: Searching Health Information online. In Marinescu, V., Mitu, B. (eds.), The Power of the Media in Health Communication, Ashgate Publishing Ltd., UK, ISBN 978-1-4724-7153-6.
  • (2014) - Mitu, B., Audience Perceptions of Health in Grey’s Anatomy TV Series. In Marinescu, V.; Branea, S.; Mitu, B. (eds.), Contemporary Television Series: Narrative Structures and Audience Perception, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishers, pp. 133- 142. 
  • (2014) - Mitu, B., Understanding Health in Grey’s Anatomy Television Series. In Marinescu, V., Branea, S., Mitu, B. (eds.), Critical Reflections on Audience and Narrativity, Germany: ibidem-Verlag, pp. 155-164.
  • (2013) - Mitu, B., Social Media and Citizenship Education. In Web 2.0 - New Perspectives for Education: The Social Media Revolution, AVM Verlag Publishing House, Munchen, Germany, ISBN -978-3-8473-2425-6.

ARTICLES

  • (2016) - Fox, A., Mitu, B., BBC News– Creating Audience in the Digital Era. International Journal of Digital Television, Intellect, UK.
  • (2015) - Mitu, B., Public Service Television: Struggle for Existence in the Digital Era. Media Watch Global, 6 (3).
  • (2012) - Mitu, B., From Online “Liking” to Offline “Acting”: Young Citizens, Social Memory and Social Media. Journalism and Mass Communication, 2(5), David Publishing Company, Chicago, USA, ISSN 2160-6579. 
  • (2011) - Mitu, B., Television Sports News between Performance, Violence and Spectacle. Journalism and Mass Communication, David Publishing Company, 1(3), Chicago, USA, ISSN 2160-6579. 

GRANTS AND RESEARCH AWARDS:

  • - 2017-2018 - Early Researcher Award Scheme Grant for the project 'Loneliness in the age of Mobile and Social Media', University of Wolverhampton. 
  • - 2014 - 2015 – Postdoctoral Scholarship on Television and Social Movements in the Digital Era financed from the European Social Fund under the contract SOPHRD/159/1.5/S/136077.
  • - 2013 - 2014 – Member of the research team for the project Searching the Sameness and Otherness through Hallyu – A comparative analysis of South Korean popular products’ impact in Balkans and Central Europe. Grant No. AKS-2013-R 71 offered by Academy of Korean Studies.

OTHER RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  • - Member of the research team for the project European Election Campaign 2014, supervised by Edoardo Novelli, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy. 
  • - Member of the research team for the project Representations of Protest on News Portals: The paradigm of Greece, Italy, Romania and France in comparative overview, Journalism Studies Section, European Communication Research and Education Association, Thessaloniki, 2014.

Experience in industry

  • Former freelance journalist.

Further information

  • 2015-2019 - External Examiner – The University of Lincoln, College of Arts, School of English and Journalism, Awards: BA (Hons) Journalism, BA (Hons) Investigative Journalism, BA (Hons) English Journalism.