Journalism and Publishing - research
Our lecturers publish all the time – whether it is academic research, industry-leading text books or writing for the national or trade press. Recent books include the Essential Guide to Public Affairs by Senior Lecturer in Journalism James Morrison which is a must for trainees and journalists across the country; The News from Ireland: Foreign Correspondents and the Irish Revolution by Dr. Maurice Walsh; The Naked Author – a Guide to Self-Publishing by Dr Alison Baverstock; and Everybody's Hacked Off: Why we don't have the press we deserve and what to do about it by Professor Brian Cathcart.
Our academics are undertaking cutting-edge research into areas such as newspaper history, the effect of the internet on the professionalisation of local journalism and images of children in the press. Meanwhile our Professor Brian Cathcart is the founder of Hacked Off, the media campaigning group.
Journalistically our staff continue to write for the national press and other media, with articles appearing regularly in papers, magazines and websites including The Daily Express, The Guardian, The Independent, The Evening Standard, Good Housekeeping (our MA Magazine Journalism course leader Michelle Hather is a GH columnist), Huffington Post and The Daily Beast.
Our publishers are behind a range of campaigns and publications, including an initiative to promote family bonds through reading in the armed forces and work on stunning exhibitions at London's biggest galleries and museums.
We offer an immersive experience. You will work on live publishing and journalism projects that will develop your skills through hands-on experience.
The River Newspaper – made by our final year undergraduate students – has been nominated several times for Publication of the Year in the Guardian Student Media Awards and won the top prize in 2010.
The MA Journalism students run a local online news site called Kingston Courier, nominated for the NCTJ Publication of the Year Award 2012.
The Publishing students manage and create a range of publications including an annual student writers' anthology called RiPPLE.
Our MA Magazine journalists produce print and online magazines such as Mouth Food Magazine.