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Linguistics research hits the headlines

Date: 15 July 2013

Over the past fortnight, Dr Claire Hardaker's research into trolling has been picked up and discussed by a variety of national broadsheets both in print and online, including the Times, Telegraph (twice), and Independent (twice), as well as other papers such as the Daily Mail. Dr Hardaker was also commissioned by the Guardian to write a comment piece which was subsequently featured on the Guardian's homepage, chosen as Comment of the Week, and discussed in a further interview in the Guardian Tech Weekly Podcast. Within a short time, reports on Dr Hardaker's research spread around the globe to Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, India, Ireland, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and Vietnam, reaching an overall estimated audience of approximately 10 million people.

In the past two years, Dr Hardaker has been hired as a consultant for, and interviewed by a number of television programmes, including BBC Panorama's Hunting the Internet Bullies, BBC3's The Antisocial Network, and BBC1's Look West and Look North. Her work has also been covered by TIME magazine and BBC News and she has been interviewed by numerous national and international radio stations such as Radio New Zealand, BBC London, BBC Sussex, BBC Lancashire, and Rock FM.


Further information

Associated staff: Claire Hardaker

Associated departments and research centres: Linguistics and English Language


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