Murray Dick is a lecturer in multimedia journalism at Newcastle University.
He came to academia as a practioner; having developed and taught various skills in online journalism in industry since 2004. These include: forensic (online) search, verifying online resources, newsgathering (online), writing for the web, search engine optimisation.
His approach to teaching while at the BBC (2004-2008) was informed by observing the organisational and professional pressures placed on journalists. During this time he built a body of knowledge around the seeking and retrieval of information towards solving journalistic research problems online - this knowledge formed the basis of his early research, and especially his book Search: Theory and Practice in Journalism Online.
His current research is bound up with data journalism and data visualisation; he is currently preparing a critical history of infographics in UK news.