Remedial Thoughts is a blog devised and maintained by Robert Jewitt, Senior Lecturer in Media & Cultural Studies at the"world leading" Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland.

It was originally conceived as a tool for pointing some of his students in the direction of issues that intersect with current developments within the worlds of journalism, technology, media and cultural studies.  It also features the occasional personal and political post - these reflect the attitude of the author and not the employer.

You may also find the occasional review or tutorial or two on here.

Contact details

If you want to contact me for any reason I can be reached via the following means

Email: robert [dot] jewitt [at] sunderland [dot] ac [dot] uk
Phone: 0191 514 3431
Address: University of Sunderland, David Puttnam Media Centre, Sunderland, SR6 0DD

Email: robjewitt [at] gmail [dot] com
Twitter: @rob_jewitt
Skype: robjewitt

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Publications, reviews, interviews, media stuff
  • 2011 'Policing Piracy: Assessing the Impacts of National Strategies to Combat Illegal File Sharing', European Science Foundation Exploratory Workshop On Consuming the Illegal, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. 
  • 2010 'Politics, Policy, Piracy & Participation: Assessing the impact of the Digital Economy Bill', research seminar, 
  • 2010 Music Futures, event reports, The Music Void
  • 2010 'Can David Miliband's push for 'next Labour' turn the party around?', guardian.co.uk Comment Is Free 
  • 2010 'Wear Facebook's Friendliest City', Sunderland Echo 
  • 2010 'South Shields: A tale of two towns', guardian.co.uk Comment Is Free 
  • 2009  'The trouble with twittering: integrating social media into mainstream news', International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics 5(3) 
  • 2009  'Panic in the streets of Mumbai: Twitter, mobile phones and participatory action', invited paper, Centre for Research in Media & Cultural Studies, Postgraduate research conference, University of Sunderland, UK 
  • 2009: Review of Tarleton Gillespie, Wired Shut: Copyright and the Shape of Digital Culture (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press), Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies 15(2) at http://con.sagepub.com/content/vol15/issue2/ 
  • 2008  'Recycling "Culture" and the Culture of Recycling: The Cultural and Environmental Impact of Mobile Devices in Europe', in Sara Martin (ed) Recycling Culture/s, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press 
  • 2006: Review of Elaine Lally, At Home With Computers (Oxford: Berg), Particip@tions 3(1) at http://www.participations.org/volume%203/issue%201/3_01_jewitt_review.htm 
  • 2005  'Mobile Networks - Globalisation, networks and the mobile phone' in C. Cornut-Gentille (ed), Culture and Power: Culture and Society In The Age of Globalisation, Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza, Spain 
  • 2005  'Recycling Culture: The Mobile Phone, Mass Consumption and Sustainable Design', presented at the 11th Culture and Power Conference, University of Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2004 'Mobility and the Mobile Phone' presented at the 10th Culture and Power Conference, University of Burgos, Spain.