Dr. Jane Suiter
Director of FuJo Institute
Dr Jane Suiter is the Director of the Institute for Future Media and Journalism. She is a social scientist whose research interests focus on political communication and the media (traditional and new media). Jane is also chairperson of the BA Journalism programme.
Jane’s professional background is in journalism: she began her career at the FT Group and then moved to AP Dow Jones before working as economics editor at the Irish Times and as a current affairs presenter at TV3. She continues to contribute to broadcast and write for the print media, frequently providing expert commentary and analysis.
She is currently working on several FuJo projects: Hearing Women’s Voices, Climate Change in Irish Media, EU COST research on populist political communication in the media and an Irish Research Council project on the communication of referendums.
Dr Suiter is also a co-Principal Investigator alongside Dr Padraig Murphy on the EPA-funded project on Climate Change in Irish Media: As part of an EU COST network initiative she is also working on a project about populist political communication in the media: Additionally, she is working on a referendum campaign study that focuses on the recent 2015 Marriage Equality Referendum, both in terms of public opinion and how it is discussed online and in the media.