Joe Murray has worked as a producer/director, videographer, graphic designer, editor and writer for a variety of PBS and commercial television stations and television post-production companies. Photographs and video Murray recorded on a three-week expedition to Antarctica were featured in a PBS children’s television series; other special programs and documentaries he produced in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East have earned many awards including Oebie and Producer of the Year awards from the Ohio Educational Broadcasting Network Commission and three Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences-Cleveland.
Murray was trained as an educational psychologist and has conducted experimental field studies and research on the effects of television and media on preadolescent artistic performance and creativity. He has been published in: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Journal; Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication; Electronic News; Harvard’s Nieman Reports; Journal of the Research Center for Educational Technology; Journal of Media Education; Broadcast Education Association and the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media and has written popular articles for a wide variety of national magazines and websites. He recently authored The Disruptive Impact of Emerging Technology, a chapter in Contemporary Research Methods in Data Analytics in the News Industry (iGi Media, 2015) and completed his first book, Lost in Oscar Hotel about a peculiar world record flight to Dayton Wright Brothers Airport in an antique airplane (Mirabilis Books/Ingram 2014.) His current research interests are in digital storytelling, media influence on perception and the public understanding of science.
GMIT Film and Television Programme
Centre for Creative Arts and Media