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Dr Gabriel Moreno Esparza

Senior Lecturer in Journalism

Department: Social Sciences

Gabriel has been involved in various programmes of study within his department since his arrival to Northumbria University in September 2013. At present, he delivers under- and post-graduate modules such as Key Concepts and Debates in Journalism, Media Research Methods, Research Theory and Practice, Mass Communication Case Study and Media Spaces. Dr Moreno is also involved in supervision of graduate and postgraduate students in topics such as the representation of migrants and race in the news, the impact of technological disruption in journalism and social media and environmental activism, among others. He was awarded recognition as Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in December 2015.

Dr Moreno received in September 2009 a PhD by UK-based Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) within the University of Westminster, asresult of his investigation about the role of television news in the experiences of immigrant families. In January 2010 he moved to Mexico under the auspices of Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology, as full-time member of the research and teaching staff at Universidad de Guadalajara’s Department of Social Communication Studies (DESC). He then joined Jesuit University of Guadalajara’s (ITESO) Department of Sociocultural Studies (DESO) as lecturer and researcher. 

Gabriel’s teaching experience in the UK dates back to his role as visiting lecturer from January 2006 to November 2009 at the University of Westminster’s School of Media, Arts and Design in Harrow Campus. He has a professional background in journalism, which he practiced for 12 years at various news outlets, including Guadalajara’s quality newspapers Siglo 21 and Publico, and as financial and general news correspondent for Reuters’ news bureau in Mexico City. 

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Environmental Communication, Media and Migration, Citizenship and the Media, Journalism Studies. 

Key Publications

Moreno, G. (2017) “Digital families in diasporic social space”, Roza Tsagarousianou (ed.) The Handbook of Diasporas, Media, and Culture, Wiley.

Moreno, G. (forthcoming) “Visualising simultaneity in diasporic public spheres: The case of the Mexican diaspora in the US”, JOMEC Journal, Cardiff School of Journalism, Media & Cultural Studies (accepted for publication).

Schleser, M., Moreno, G., Anandana, K. (2017) “Mobile Journalism: Reflexive Storytelling in the Co-produced Public Sphere” (Chapter 8), Sylvie E. Prasad (ed.) Creative Mobile Media: A Complete Course, Routledge.

Moreno Esparza, G. A. (2012) “Circuitos migratorios y telefonía de larga distancia: hablando de violencia en México”, in Violencia: Comunicación: Vida Cotidiana, Asociación Mexicana de Investigadores de la Comunicación (AMIC), Mexico City.

Moreno, G. (2011) Transnational audiences and the reception of television news: a study of Mexicans in Los Angeles, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.

Moreno Esparza, Gabriel A. (2011) “Noticiero Univision: Coverage of the Arizona Law as a Case Study about the Construction of Diasporic Public Spheres”, Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 65-101.

Moreno Esparza, Gabriel A. (2011) “Televisa and Univision, 50 years of media post-nationalism”, Global Media and Communication, Vol. 7 (1), pp. 62-68.

Moreno, G. (2009) “Viewing globalization in transnational, Mexican American Spaces”, Global Media Journal, Mediterranean Edition, Vol. 1 (4), pp. 1 – 14.


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