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Cross platform storytelling research

Explore our work in cross platform storytelling, one of our 3 areas of expertise in Journalism, Communication & Creative Writing

Storytelling can cross platforms and mediums. Our research in Cross Platform Storytelling is bringing together experts from new media, social media, film and TV, animation, games, illustration, creative writing, and performance, and looking for meeting points of creativity, to discover new ways of sharing stories.

Subjects are still taught and researched in ways that are discipline-specific, and this does not recognise the cross-platform environment in cultural industries. Convergence strategies of media organisations mean that creative producers are just as likely to be identified as content curators as content creators – and our research is working to reflect this.

Much of our research takes place within our associated research group, NarrComm.

Our research covers the following topics

  • New media, social media, traditional media, illustration, and performing arts
  • Storytelling
  • Scriptwriting
  • Co-creativity with the Community
  • Practice research

We use qualitative, inductive research methods and our research is exploratory, and works towards understandings and discussions.

Publication highlights

Project highlights

  • Rainbow Jews


    A pioneering project that records and showcases Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history from the 1950s to today.

  • Ritual Reconstructed

    Working with film, performance, installation and storytelling, this project explores how Jewish people who identify as LGBTQI engage in religious and community life. It also look at how being LGBTQI has influenced their Jewish faith rituals, and vice versa.

Discover our areas of expertise

Cross platform storytelling is one of our 3 areas of research expertise in Journalism, Communication & Creative Writing research – explore the others below.

Creative writing

We're studying different kinds of writing, their benefits on well-being, and how societal issues can be presented and resolved through literature.

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Journalism and media writing

We're researching the impact of journalism and media on society, and the role it plays in shaping how we understand politics, social justice, human rights, and civic engagement.

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Interested in a PhD in Journalism, Communication & Creative Writing?

Browse our postgraduate research degrees – including PhDs and MPhils – at our Journalism, Communication & Creative Writing postgraduate research degrees page.