Here in the Department we are applying a variety of social media platforms (see links on right) to achieve multiple aims. These include:
We take social media seriously and strive to align our strategy with emerging research on digital media applications and engagement. In this way, our approach is designed to enable us to work online in a safe and meaningful fashion. We document our process in annual reports, and we are guided by best practice as articulated in the larger digital media scholarship.
We play to the strengths of each media platform and work collaboratively and creatively as a network of net-minded individuals within the Department.
External Relations Publicity Manager: Colleen Morgan
Publicity Assistant: L. Meghan Dennis
Google+ Administrator: Matthew Collins
Website officer: Aleksandra McClain
External Advisor: Tom Smith
Wikimedian & External Advisor: Pat Hadley
Previous Social Media Administrators: Emily Raynor, Kat Foxton, Paul Edward Montgomery
The Department's social media strategy was originally drafted in 2010 by our previous ‘social medians’ Pat Hadley and Emily Rayner (see documentation linked below).
They passed the torch to Kat Foxton in 2013 and Paul Montgomery and Dena Tasse-Winter in 2015. This team systematically monitors our social media sites’ progress.
Alongside our guidelines and reports, we are led by a variety of research documents, ethical policies and best practice outputs. These include:
If you have any queries about our approach, or wish to report to us about your experiences on our social media outlets, please contact our social media team.