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Maria Ahmed – Senior Lecturer

Maria is an award-winning freelance journalist with more than a decade of news and features experience in web and print. She started as a news reporter on The Big Issue.
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Mary Braid – Senior Lecturer

In 11 years at the Independent as reporter, feature writer and Africa correspondent, Mary covered everything from the tragedy at Dunblane to the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide.
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Beth Brewster – Head of Department

Beth was a feature writer and editor, working at the Observer, Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times and the Sunday Mirror as well as for publications in the arts and heritage world.
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Professor Brian Cathcart

In his 30-year career, Brian has been a foreign correspondent, book reviewer,  sub-editor, defence correspondent,  leader writer, sports writer, investigative reporter and an award-winning author of several books.
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Jan Goodey

Jan is an acclaimed magazine who was part-founder of award-winning, lifestyle magazine The Insight, located on the south coast. He freelances for a number of national publications including The Ecologist & Resurgence and The Independent.
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Clare Lovell – Senior Lecturer

Clare's career encompasses periods as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Brussels and Lisbon, where she was made bureau chief, and more recent stints as a sports reporter covering Chelsea and the Olympics.
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Sara McConnell – Senior Lecturer

Sarah is an award-winning author and as a journalist in the field of property and personal finance she has worked chiefly for the Times and Times Online, but also for the London Evening Standard, the Guardian and Channel 4.
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Azadeh Moaveni – Lecturer

Azadeh is a foreign correspondent at heart, going out to the Middle East whenever possible. For ten years she worked across the region covering youth culture and Islamic militancy for TIME magazine and the Los Angeles Times, including long stints in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Fiona O'Brien – Lecturer

Fiona cut her journalistic teeth as a district reporter on the Kent and Sussex Courier, before moving to Reuters as a foreign correspondent, reporting on countries and conflicts across Africa and the Middle East. Fiona writes fiction and was shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize in 2012.
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Jennifer Richardson – Lecturer

Jennifer is a B2B specialist, having worked her way up from reporter to editor of C & D, the leading media brand for community pharmacy. She was awarded PPA New Section Editor of the Year and led her team to the shortlist for the Guardian/Private Eye Paul Foot award.
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Daniel Townend – Associate Professor

Having worked as a news editor at the Daily Mail and Daily Express, Dan knows the very sharp end of tabloid journalism. He was also associate editor of The Sportsman and has worked as a reporter and news editor for two of the country's biggest news agencies.
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MA Journalism is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)

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