Dr Kirsten Eddy

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Digital News, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism


Dr Kirsten Eddy is a postdoctoral research fellow in digital news at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, and a research affiliate with UNC’s Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life.

Dr Eddy studies the interplay of journalism, politics, and digital media, with a focus on moral and civic media and political discourse. Her work has been published in several leading communication journals, including New Media & Society, Journalism, and Journalism Studies, and she is co-author of Power in Ideas (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and Recoding the Boys’ Club (Oxford University Press, 2020).

Before returning to academia, Dr Eddy worked as an editor at Gallup, as well as in roles in reporting, news editing, and corporate communication.


  • Journalism and news
  • Political communication
  • Morality
  • Identity and polarisation
  • Partisan media
  • Digital politics

Media experience

Dr Kirsten Eddy has previous experience working as a news editor with Gallup as well as in digital reporting and copy-editing roles with The Arizona Republic and Cronkite News Service.