Profile of Ifan Morgan Jones

Ifan Morgan Jones
Lecturer in Journalism
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Ifan is a print and online journalist turned lecturer. His research interests include the phenomenon of nationalism and the effect of communication technology on minority languages. He is currently researching nationalism in the Welsh periodical press in the 19th century, as well as the role of Welsh language current affairs websites in the present day.

Before joining the School of Creative Studies and Media in September 2012 he worked as a reporter and then deputy editor of Golwg Magazine, before becoming the editor of the Golwg 360 news website.

He is also a published author of three novels, and won the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize at the National Eisteddfod in Cardiff in 2008. Ifan has also adjudicated for the National Eisteddfod.

He was a member of the Assembly Commission’s News and Digital Information Taskforce which reported in 2017. He has also been invited to give evidence to the Assembly’s Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee.

As well as his research, he maintains an active role in Welsh journalism. He is a frequent contributor to Barn, Tu Chwith, Golwg 360, as well as broadcasters Radio Cymru and BBC Newyddion. He is the editor of Nation.Cymru, which covers Welsh politics current affairs from a cultural perspective.

He graduated with a journalism degree from Cardiff University in 2005, before embarking on an MA in creative writing which he passed with distinction in 2007. He is currently in the process of completing a PhD at the School of Welsh at Bangor University.

Ifan is the Marketing, NSS and Student Engagement Officer for the school.

Teaching and Supervision

Ifan is teaching / has taught the following modules:

Practical Digital Journalism [2nd/3rd year]

Practical Journalism: Ethics, Law and Democracy [2nd/3rd year]

Introduction to Journalism [1st year]

History and Development of Journalism [2nd year]

History of Journalism and the Public Sphere [1st year]

Institutional Case Study [3rd year]

Hanes a Datblygiad Newyddiaduraeth [2nd year]

Cysylltiadau Cyhoeddus [2nd/3rd year]

Newyddiaduraeth Ddigidol Ymarferol [2nd/3rd year]

Newyddiaduraeth Ymarferol: Moesau, Cyfraith a Democratiaeth [2nd/3rd year] 

Cyflwyniad i Newyddiaduraeth [1st year]

Administrative Roles

Marketing Officer
NSS Officer
Student Engagement Officer


Ifan is currently researching online Welsh language news sites.

He is also completing a PhD in the Department of Welsh, looking at the effect that changes in communication technology have had on the Welsh language.


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Dadeni. (Y Lolfa: Tal-y-bont, 2017)

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Yr Argraff Gyntaf. (Y Lolfa: Tal-y-bont, 2010)

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Igam Ogam. (Y Lolfa: Tal-y-bont, 2008).


Current research:

‘Y frwydr etholiadol ar-lein’ yn Barn. Cyfrol 654/655. (Llandyb├»e: Gwasg Dinefwr, Gorffennaf/Awst 2017)

‘Y Kindle, yr iPad ac e-Newyddiaduraeth’ yn Tu Chwith. Cyfrol 38. (Talybont: Y Lolfa, Ebrill 2013)

‘Golwg i’r Dyfodol’ yn Barn. Cyfrol 590. (Llandyb├»e: Gwasg Dinefwr, Mawrth 2012)

Short Stories

‘Un Diwrnod yn yr Eisteddfod Fydd’ yn Tu Chwith. Cyfrol 39. (Talybont: Y Lolfa, Awst 2013)

‘Sioe'r Deinosoriaid’ yn Trysorfa Deinosoriaid. (Llandysul: Gwasg Gomer, 2013)

‘Lloerig!’ yn Honco!: Naw stori od ar y naw. (Caernarfon: Gwasg Gwynedd, 2009)

‘Cantre’r Gwaelod’ yn Tu Chwith. Cyfrol 26. (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2007)

‘Y Pydew’ yn Tu Chwith. Cyfrol 25. (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2006)

‘Gornest Chwedlau Dyfrig fab Gereint’ yn Tu Chwith. Cyfrol 24. (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2006)


Ifan is the author of thousands of print and online articles published in the magazine Golwg and the website Golwg 360 between May 2006 and September 2012. He also edits the online news website Nation.Cymru.