Dr Robert Gutsche Jr SFHEA

Senior Lecturer in Critical Digital Media Practice

Research Overview

Robert (Ted) Gutsche, Jr., Ph.D. (University of Iowa), is a leading scholar in the field of Journalism Studies where he applies critical cultural theory to investigate issues of power in journalism. He is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Critical Digital Media Practice at Lancaster University in the UK. As a journalist, his work appeared in The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Guardian, and various other regional and local news outlets in the U.S. Gutsche has led digital innovation related to multimedia journalism, including through the use of virtual reality and other immersive media in storytelling and research at Florida International University in Miami, as well as dynamic storytelling at the University of Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute, and non-profit news collaborations with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Iowa. He was also a 2018 Digital Journalism Research Fellow in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway. The year before, he was a Tow-Knight Disruptive Educator at the City University of New York’s Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism. Gutsche, an award-winning educator, leading initiatives in community engagement and collaboration with journalists, is an Associate Editor of Journalism Practice and author of several books, including Media Control: News as an Institution of Power and Social Control (Bloomsbury, 2017). He is editor of Trump, Journalism, and Democracy (Routledge, 2018)and the forthcoming Reimagining Journalism and Social Order in a Fragmented Media World Routledge, 2019). Gutsche is also a frequent speaker for international news stations about U.S. politics and media. He is joined in life with his wife, their son, and their dog, Stella. Visit robertgutschejr.com.

He invites research students interested in journalism, power, race, and geography.