|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||From £15,921 maintenance grant, per annum, (unless otherwise specified), to cover their living expenses and have their fees waived for 36 months|
|Placed On:||4th August 2022|
|Closes:||30th September 2022|
Project Title: Integrating grassroots voices into development debates in the Global South: a Vietnamese case investigation into news coverage of development issues and policies
Funding amount: £15,921 maintenance grant per annum
Lead Supervisor name: Professor An Nguyen
Bournemouth University – in collaboration with the Institute for Research on Development Communication (RED) in Hanoi, Vietnam – is seeking an excellent candidate to conduct an exciting PhD research project in the area of development communication. Using Vietnam as a case study, this PhD project investigates how the news media in the Global South work together with other stakeholders, especially civil society organisations, to bring grassroots voices into news coverage and public debates about development issues and policies.
Under the supervision of Professor An Nguyen and Professor Dan Jackson, and with some financial and logistic support from RED, you will carry out research to identify good practices that can be promoted – and those to be avoided – to improve the capacity of the news media in bringing ordinary people into public debates about development issues and policies. In particular, you will be trained to independently conduct theoretical and empirical research work to answer the following questions via case studies of your choosing:
RQ1: To what extent and in what contexts are grassroots voices heard in Vietnamese news coverage of development issues and policies?
RQ2: What sourcing, fact-finding and framing practices do award-winning development journalists in Vietnam consider effective/ineffective to balance lay and elite voices in the public debate over development issues and policies?
RQ3: What approaches and strategies do Vietnam-based CSOs consider effective/ineffective in working with journalists to ensure the development needs, interests and concerns of people on the ground are integrated in the public debate?
What does the funded studentship include?
Funded candidates will receive a maintenance grant of £15,921 per annum (unless otherwise specified), to cover their living expenses and have their fees waived for 36 months. In addition, research costs, including field work and conference attendance, will be met.
Funded Studentships are open to both UK/EU and International students unless otherwise specified.
Candidates for a PhD Studentship should demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 4 years and must demonstrate:
Closing date: The closing date for applications is 30 September 2022
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