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Lada Price

Dr Lada Trifonova Price SFHEA

Senior Lecturer in Journalism

Summary

I am a lecturer in Journalism. I completed my PhD at the Department of Journalism Studies at Sheffield University and spent ten years working there before moving to the Journalism Subject Group within the Department of Media Arts and Communications. My research is focused primarily on media and journalistic practice in transitional democracies. As a former journalist I have a particular interest in post-communist media and journalism.

  • About

    I have thirteen years of teaching experience as a lecturer and seminar leader across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules. My teaching has always emphasised engaged learning, the importance of constantly adopting new approaches and on-going critical reflection. I am a keen supporter of outward-facing learning. I aim to provide opportunities for students to learn from external partners, encourage their contribution to research and knowledge and give them the confidence to tackle ‘real-world’ challenges. I try to engage my students in learning activities that strongly relate to their future professional practice but also inspire them to pursue careers in journalism, media and communication.

  • Teaching

    Subject area

    Journalism

    Courses

    BA Journalism

    MA international Journalism

    Modules

    Undergraduate modules

    Media, Power and Society

    Researching Journalism

    Ethics and Regulation

    Dissertation/Applied Project Supervision

    Postgraduate modules

    Issues in Global Media

    Photography and Visualisation

  • Research

    I am currently conducting research into journalists’ professional practice and identities in post-communist countries that have undergone a challenging process of democratisation in the past quarter-century. My research also studies how violence, threats, censorship, self-censorship, political, economic pressure and corruption are influencing journalism practice and media freedom.

    Another strand of my research is focused on journalism ethics and I am editing a major volume - Routledge Companion to Journalism Ethics to be published in 2020.

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Trifonova Price, L., & Subryan, M. (2020). Deer in the headlights: Towards an understanding of how journalism students engage with complex academic research methods modules. The Media Education Research Journal.

    Trifonova Price, L. (2019). Media corruption and issues of journalistic and institutional integrity in post-communist countries: the case of Bulgaria. Communist and post-communist studies, 52 (1), 71-79. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2019.02.005

    Price, L. (2016). Media–state relations in emerging democracies. African Journalism Studies, 37 (2), 142-144. http://doi.org/10.1080/23743670.2016.1182283

    Price, L. (2015). Journalists' Perceptions of Nomenklatura Networks and Media Ownership in Post-Communist Bulgaria. Medijske Studije / Media Studies, 6 (11), 19-33.

    Trifonova Price, L. (2015). Secrets, Lies, and Journalist-Spies: the contemporary moral dilemma for Bulgarian media professionals. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 20 (2), 185-203. http://doi.org/10.1177/1940161214555554

    Trifonova Price, L. (2014). A free press: time for the EU to act. British Journalism Review, 25 (3), 50-54. http://doi.org/10.1177/0956474814550600

    Conference papers

    Trifonova Price, L. (2009). Media Models – how do they fit in the Bulgarian context? In Eleftherakis, G., Hannam, S., Kalyva, E., & Psychogios, A. (Eds.) Infusing Research and Knowledge in South-East Europe, (pp. 89-99).

    Book chapters

    Trifonova Price, L. (2021). Ethical Codes in Post-communist Countries: The Case of Bulgaria and Romania. In Routledge Companion to Journalism Ethics.

    Trifonova Price, L. (2021). The post communist “hybrid” tabloid – between the serious and the “yellow”. In The Global Tabloid. (1st). Routledge

    Hanney, R., Jones, R., Gaio, A., & Trifonova Price, L. (2020). Making Projects Real in a Higher Education Context. In Applied Pedagogies in Higher Education – real world learning and innovation across the curriculum. (1st). Palgrave Macmillan

    Trifonova Price, L. (2020). Between a rock and a hard place: continued struggle of media and journalism in Bulgaria’s media system. In 6+1 Proposals for the Future of Journalism. Intellect

    Trifonova Price, L. (2019). Post-communist Media and the Impact of Democratization in Bulgaria and Romania. In Public Service Broadcasting and Media Systems in Troubled European Democracies. Palgrave Macmillan

    Trifonova Price, L. (2018). Bear in mind...and do not bite the hand that feeds You”. Institutionalized Self-Censorship and Its Impact on Journalistic Practice in Post communist Countries—the Case of Bulgaria. In Critical Perspectives on Journalistic Beliefs and Actions. Routledge

    Books

    Trifonova Price, L. (Ed.). (2021). Routledge Companion of Journalism Ethics. (1st). Routledge.

    Reports

    Harrison, J., Pukallus, S., & Trifonova Price, L. (2014). The non-reporting of and the public’s interest in crimes against journalists and the issue of impunity. Centre for Freedom of the Media. http://www.cfom.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/SHEFFIELD-FINAL-Focus-Group-31oct14-4.pdf

    Presentations

    Trifonova Price, L. (2018). Building reflexive practitioners: Engaging journalism students with teaching of research methods. Presented at: Association of Journalism Educators’ (AJE) summer conference, Canterbury Christ Church University

    Trifonova Price, L. (2017). A free press is no match for corruption: how corruption poisoned the Bulgarian post-communist press. Presented at: Second International Journal of Press/Politics conference, Oxford University

    Trifonova Price, L. (2017). Journalism in Danger: Engaging Students Outside the Classroom. Presented at: Association of Journalism Educators’ (AJE) winter conference, Westminster University

    Trifonova Price, L. (2016). Extending the Journalism Classroom through Technology Enhanced Learning. Presented at: Faculty of Social Science Teaching Excellence Conference “Promoting Teaching Excellence –TEF and Beyond, Sheffield University

    Trifonova, P., & Sreedharan, C. (2015). The HONY Model: Extending The Journalism Classroom Using Social Media. Presented at: Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference 'Finding our social identity', Sheffield Hallam University

  • Other activities

    I am also a post-doctoral scholar and educational curriculum leader at the Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM), one of the UK’s leading research centres dedicated to improving the safety of journalists worldwide and mobilising efforts to combat impunity. My most significant contribution to CFOM is in driving its educational strategy, which aims to raise awareness among young and future journalists of threats to media freedom and dangers to journalism in different regions of the world. I am a peer reviewer for the following academic journals: International Journal of Press/Politics (SAGE); African Journalism Studies (Routledge & UNISA); Studies of Transition States and Societies (STSS, Tallinn University); Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media, University of Leeds; Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies (Intellect)

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