Dr Sara Torsner

Research Associate 

Email: s.k.torsner@sheffield.ac.uk 

Sara has been working as a Research Associate to the UNESCO Chair on Media Freedom, Journalism Safety and the Issue of Impunity, Professor Jackie Harrison, since October 2018. Sara joined the department in September 2015 as a PhD student and was awarded her PhD, entitled ‘Profiling the Civil Diminishment of Journalism: A conceptual framework for understanding the causes and manifestations of risk to journalism’ in 2019. Sara’s PhD project was a White Rose DTP/ESRC Collaborative PhD studentship involving the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM). 

  • Torsner, S. (2022). Opportunities and challenges for academic engagement in the multi-stakeholder agenda to safeguard journalists. In Iordanidou, S. and Dagoula, C. (Eds.), 6+1 Proposals for Journalism: Safeguarding the Field in the Digital Era (pp. 160-172), London: Intellect Books
  • Torsner, S., (2017). Measuring Journalism Safety: Methodological Challenges. In U. Carlsson & R. Pöyhtäri (Eds.), The Assault on Journalism (pp. 129-138). Gothenburg: NORDICOM.