Lecturer, video and photojournalism.
A highly experienced photo and video journalist, and a sophisticated user of Facebook, Twitter and other social media for journalistic ends, Adam Westbrook is at the cutting edge of the multimedia revolution in journalism. Having cut his teeth on an internship with CNN International, he now boasts having the 31st best blog in the UK (Cision Top 50 blogs 2010) and is the founder of the UK Future of News Group, a community of journalists, academics, and entrepreneurs interested in the future of journalism in the digital age. Since quitting his job in radio news in 2009, he has quickly established himself as one of the prominent voices in the debate about the future of news and is also a contributor to the VJ Movement - the international video journalism network.
A journalist-in-residence at Kingston, Adam joined the university on a permanent basis in October 2010, to teach a module on video and photojournalism. He continues to work as a freelance video journalist and occasional news reader and is currently in the throes of setting up his own multimedia production company studio.fu.
Mobile phone number: 07799 066129
|2006||BA History (with French), University of Warwick.|
|2007||Postgraduate Diploma, Broadcast Journalism, City University London.|
|2008 - 2009||Broadast journalist - 96.9 Viking FM.|
|2007 - 2008||Broadast journalist - Touch Radio.|
Adam has been invited to speak at a number of conferences and seminars both in the UK and abroad, including in Canada, Italy and Spain. He is often in demand by companies, newsrooms and universities to talk about social media and multimedia production.
31st best UK blog: Cision Top Blogs 2010.
Silver: Radio Journalist of the Year, Birmingham Press Club Awards 2008.
Nominated: Young Journalist of the Year, Birmingham Press Club Awards 2008.
Silver: Best Entertainment Programme, Student Radio Awards 2007.