Senior Lecturer, Television

Matthew is a multi-skilled, reliable and innovative socially-minded thinker who enjoys sharing his passion for sub-cultures, community and broadcasting. His interests include: cycling, triathlons, open-water swimming, avant-garde music, food, film, popular culture, literature, current affairs, community development.

Matthew also works as a lecturer at the University of Exeter where he runs a course called the Citizen Journalism News Network and is developing and testing a social network for citizen journalists called CJN.

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Contact details

Qualifications

Qualifications

Year Qualification Awarding body
2008 BA(Hons) Broadcasting 1st University College Falmouth

Honors and awards

Year Description
2008

Charles Parker Prize

2013

Santander Social Enterprise Development Award

Membership of external committees

Community Media Association

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

  • Citizen Journalism
  • Networks
  • Human Geography
  • Social Innovation

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs

Rogers, Mathew and Lyshon, Michael, Designing for Inclusivity: Platforms of Protest and Participation, 2020

Matthew was a co-author of the evalutaion report for the Cornwall Wildlife Trust's, BIG Lottery funded project 'Your Shore Beach Rangers'. Matthew conducted interviews with 15 participants and the research findings were published in March 2021.

Events

2013

'Parklive 2013' - A series of six unique, acoustic, free, daytime, live music events from Kimberley Park on a Sunday afternoon, for six consecutive months throughout the spring and summer of 2013.

Events

2014

'Parklive 2014' - A planned series of six unique, acoustic, free, daytime, live music and spoken word events from Kimberley Park on a Sunday afternoon, for six consecutive months throughout the spring and summer of 2014.

Events

2015

'Parklive 2015' - A planned series of six unique, acoustic, free, daytime, live music and spoken word events from Kimberley Park on a Sunday afternoon, for six consecutive months throughout the spring and summer of 2015.

Teaching

Areas of teaching

  • Television; Sound Design; Film; Digital Media; Journalism; Broadcasting; Radio Production

Courses taught

  • BA(Hons) Television
  • BA(Hons) Graphic Design

Policy engagement within Cornwall

Engagement with organisations which contribute to the development of educational, cultural or socio-economic policies in Cornwall

Matthew founded the community radio station, Source FM, in 2008. Source FM is a not-for-profit, open-access, community radio station for the residents of Falmouth, Penryn and the surrounding rural areas. As well as hosting live outside broadcasts that support local events, Source FM also runs training sessions for Falmouth University students and the wider community, with a view to encouraging them to produce a radio programme for the station.

Professional Engagement

Independent professional practice

Matthew works as a Freelance Audio Producer. His work often features on the BBC Radio 4 flagship Arts programme Front Row, most recently Matthew produced features on the St Just Ordinalia (Sept 2021) and the reopening on the Hall for Cornwall (Oct 2021).

Listen to the Ordinalia feature here

Listen to the Hall for Cornwall feature here