DCU Institute of Future Media, Democracy and Society Institúid DCU um Meáin Todhchaí, Daonlathas agus Sochaí
DCU Institute of Future Media, Democracy and Society Institúid DCU um Meáin Todhchaí, Daonlathas agus Sochaí

Dr Shane Murphy


Dr Shane Murphy is postdoctoral researcher at DCU’s Institute of Future Media, Democracy and Society. His work focuses on far-right extremism, masculinity, and online radicalisation, often employing qualitative methods, and engaging directly with those whose beliefs are not represented in the mainstream. During his time at FuJo, Shane has worked on projects relating to media ownership, media literacy, and trade union communications. In 2023 Shane received a PhD in Communications from Dublin City University for his research which involved interviewing Involuntary Celibates (Incels), in order to understand the processes through which they come to hold their extreme beliefs, and the real life conditions and experiences that can facilitate this radicalisation.

Related Projects

TeamLit: Teacher Education in Digital and Media Literacy

The TeaMLit project, backed by the European Media and Information Fund (EMIF), enhances media and information literacy (MIL) within European teacher education. DCU’s Institute for Future Media, Democracy, and Society (Fujo) is one of the partners responsible for research with Heidelberg University, School of Education, in Germany. The project aims to develop, implement, and disseminate effective media literacy educational practices and resources among teachers, thereby equipping them to better...

EDMO Ireland

EDMO Ireland is one of fourteen hubs established as part of the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO). Coordinated by Dr Eileen Culloty from Dublin City University (DCU), the EDMO Ireland consortium includes the DCU Institute for Future Media, Democracy and Society (FuJo), TheJournal FactCheck, NewsWhip, and the University of Sheffield. It is part-financed by the European Union to monitor and analyse disinformation; conduct factchecks and investigations; develop media literacy resources; as...

Media Ownership Monitor Ireland 2023

Mass media influence the way facts are viewed and debated in society. Independence and pluralism in media, public opinion and views – including criticism of people in power – are the safeguards of a healthy democracy. Monitoring and ensuring ownership pluralism is the first step toward independence and freedom of choice. How can people evaluate the reliability of information if they don't know who provides it? How can journalists work properly if they don't know who controls the company the...

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