I have been teaching journalism for 25 years. I did a 12-year stretch at City University London ending in 2012. I am currently working at the University of Essex and University Campus Suffolk.
2014- lecturer, University of Essex
I am working as a staff member on setting up a new BA programme, run by Jonathan Baker, which will start in autumn 2015.
2011- visiting fellow, University Campus Suffolk
I co-devised a postgraduate course for University Campus Suffolk with Tim Fenton of the BBC, which went live in 2013-14. I am currently a visiting fellow at UCS and teaching modules on its MA Journalism programme with Diana ben-Aron.
2012-14, lecturer, Brunel University London
I taught history of journalism to undergraduates and international institutions to postgraduates and mentored final-year undergraduates on work experience as a visiting lecturer, working on the BA Journalism programmes run by Sarah Niblock, Murray Dick and rachel Sharp and the MA International Journalism programme run by Paul Lashmar.
2000-12 lecturer, City University London
I was a staff lecturer in the City department of journalism from 2000 to 2011, working full-time from 2002 to 2011, then worked 2011-12 as a visiting lecturer. I was course director of the BA Journalism and a Social Science programme from 2003 to 2011, succeeding Richard Keeble, and of the BA Journalism programme (which I co-devised with Anna McKane) from 2006 to 2010. While on the staff I taught a wide variety of academic and practical modules to undergraduates (history of journalism, public administration, ethics, reporting, feature-writing, sub-editing, print and online production) as well as taking postgraduate public administration and print production modules at different times. I left the staff in 2011 but agreed to return in 2011-12 to teach history of journalism to undergraduates – a position that came to an end in summer 2012 with the appointment of new staff members.
2000-01: lecturer, University of Westminster
I taught political journalism and public administration to postgraduate magazine journalism students, working one morning a week on the MA Magazine Journalism programme run by Chris Horrie.
1998- 2000: lecturer, London College of Printing
I taught production and news to undergraduate journalism students, working on the BA and HND Journalism programmes run by Paul Charman, Kathy Hilton, Chris Horrie and Sarah Niblock.
1997-99: lecturer, Hoxton Bibliotech
I devised a BTec electronic publishing course and taught on it.
1989-91: lecturer, Goldsmiths College
I ran the journalism element of Goldsmiths’ Communications BA courses, working on modules run by Ivor Gaber.
1989-93: lecturer, Hackney College
I devised Hackney's journalism access course and taught on it.
1987-89: lecturer, London College of Printing
I taught one day a week on a short-lived journalism access course.