Erica Brown


I am the MA Journalism Course Leader, and also teach on the undergraduate degree. I teach digital skills and the media law elements of the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. I started my career as a trainee studio manager in the BBC before moving into journalism. I worked as a radio reporter for BBC Radio 5 Live and then and as an output editor for BBC World Service before becoming the social media editor for World Service English. In 2015 I won the Shorty Award Best in News category for a real-time re-telling in tweets of the events in Tiananmen Square on the 25th Anniversary of the protests. Subsequently I designed and delivered courses in digital and social media journalism across BBC News. 

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Journalism


  • FHEA
  • BA (Hons) Psychology, University of York

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught

Social media