Edward Hurcombe is a Lecturer in the School of Media and Communication, RMIT. Edward researches how news and journalistic practice are transforming in relation to the technologies, economies, and user cultures of social media platforms. He is interested in both the challenges and possibilities emerging from these transformations: from tackling malicious actors on platforms, to locating new kinds of socially-positive digital journalism.
His research has been published in Journalism, Digital Journalism, and New Media & Society. His monograph, “Social News: How Born-Digital Outlets Transformed Journalism”, was published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2022.