Digital Technology and Organisation Fluidity in British Politics
Free Public Lecture
The Lab, Level 2 of the Digital Studio
Digital Politics seminar series
New technologies are affecting the organisation of British political parties. Using the British Conservative Party as a case study, Dr Anthony Ridge-Newman will compare the effects of technological advancements on British political organisation in two key periods of new media development: television in the 1950s, and digital technologies in the 2000s. The analytical framework draws on theories that explore the role of digital technologies in organisational fluidity.
Dr Anthony Ridge-Newman, Senior Lecturer in Digital Media and Political Communication
Dr Anthony Ridge-Newman
Senior Lecturer in Digital Media and Political Communication
School of Humanities at Liverpool Hope University
Dr Anthony RidgeNewman is a senior lecturer in digital media and political communication within the School of Humanities at Liverpool Hope University, UK. He is also convenor of the Political Studies Association (PSA) Conservatism Studies Group and founding chair of the Tory Research Impact Network. His research and teaching in the field of political communication has been previously based at the universities of Glasgow, London, Roehampton and Oxford. He has published three books: 'Reporting the Road to Brexit' (2018); 'Tories and Television, 19511964' (2016); and 'Cameron's Conservatives and the Internet' (2014). Dr RidgeNewman has worked extensively in the public sphere, including as a journalist and news editor; and in public relations. Regularly appearing in global media, Dr RidgeNewman has been featured in national and international broadcasts and press with the likes of the BBC, Associated Press, TRT World News, Sydney Morning Herald, New Scientist and Newsweek.