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James Morrison

Senior Lecturer in Journalism

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Overview

James, a freelance journalist and writer, is also a senior lecturer in journalism at Kingston University, a post he has held since 2007.

As a staff journalist, he worked for various local newspapers before moving to national titles, including the Daily Mail and the Independent on Sunday, where he spent three years as arts and media correspondent.

He has freelanced for national newspapers ranging from Society Guardian to the education sections of the Independent, Times, and Daily Telegraph. He has also written for periodicals and various arts national supplements, such as The Literary Review, History Today, the Ecologist, and Museums Journal. Furthermore, James has been employed as a lecturer in journalism and public affairs at a succession of further education colleges and universities.

As well as lecturing and writing he is a seasoned journalism teacher, having been course leader of four National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) diplomas and a media trainer for organisations including The Periodical Publishers' Association and The British Council. He is also member of the NCTJ's public affairs board.

His book "Public Affairs for Journalists (Oxford Press) was first published in 2009. The second edition - now renamed "Essential Public Affairs for Journalists" came out in 2011.  The third edition will be published in 2013. James is currently studying for a PhD at Goldsmiths.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Qualifications

Year gained Subject
2005 PGDip Post-compulsory Education, University of Brighton.
1995 PGDip Newspaper Journalism Studies, University of Wales, College of Cardiff.
1993 BA Honours, Archaeology, University of York.

Career Highlights

Year Position held
2003 - Freelance journalist, The Independent and Independent on Sunday, The Guardian, Telegraph Magazine, Times Educational Supplement, Museums Journal, Literary Review, and freelance trainer, Periodical Publishers' Association, British Council.
2001 - 2003 Arts and media correspondent, Independent on Sunday.
2000 - 2001 Showbusiness correspondent, the Daily Mail.
1999 - 2000 Reporter and arts and media correspondent, Press Association.
1998 - 1999 Health reporter, The Argus, Brighton.
1997 - 1998 Senior reporter, Evening Herald, Plymouth.
1995 - 1997 Junior reporter, North Devon Journal.

Research

Morrison, James (2009) Public affairs for journalists.2 Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press. 689p. ISBN 9780199552610

http://www.newspapersoc.org.uk/blog/index.php/2010/04/15/town-hall-secrecy-blamed-for-decline-in-local-democracy/

 

 

Conference Highlights

James is a seasoned conference presenter.

Professional Body Membership

NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) Public Affairs Board.

Contact us

General enquiries:

Journalists only:

  • Communications team
    Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3034
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Contact us

General enquiries:

Journalists only:

  • Communications team
    Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3034
    Email us
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