JMU Journalism staff

  • Programme Leader Jackie has extensive experience as a staff journalist on regional publications, and has also freelanced for national newspapers and lifestyle magazines.

    Jackie Newton

    Programme Leader Jackie has extensive experience as a staff journalist on regional publications, and has also freelanced for national newspapers and lifestyle magazines.

  • Christy teaches shorthand at LJMU after graduating from JMU Journalism with a first class degree.

    Christy Biggar

    Christy teaches shorthand at LJMU after graduating from JMU Journalism with a first class degree.

  • Sue has taught shorthand on a range of courses, including the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) exams and here at LJMU.

    Sue Green

    Sue has taught shorthand on a range of courses, including the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) exams and here at LJMU.

  • Steve joined the Journalism department in 2008, having spent most of his working life as a journalist with the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo, where he ran the websites of both titles.

    Steve Harrison

    Steve joined the Journalism department in 2008, having spent most of his working life as a journalist with the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo, where he ran the websites of both titles.

  • Kate has worked in newspapers, including the Liverpool Daily Post, where she was a sub-editor and columnist. She freelances as a journalist, and is a media consultant and media trainer.

    Kate Heathman

    Kate has worked in newspapers, including the Liverpool Daily Post, where she was a sub-editor and columnist. She freelances as a journalist, and is a media consultant and media trainer.

  • Guy has more than 30 years of experience in the industry, 20 of which he was employed as a staff journalist for The Independent, the Independent on Sunday and the BBC.

    Guy Hodgson

    Guy has more than 30 years of experience in the industry, 20 of which he was employed as a staff journalist for The Independent, the Independent on Sunday and the BBC.

  • Glyn worked for the BBC at the Radio Times and produced music programmes for Radio 3. He has freelanced for the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph and several public relations companies.

    Glyn Môn Hughes

    Glyn worked for the BBC at the Radio Times and produced music programmes for Radio 3. He has freelanced for the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph and several public relations companies.

  • Shirley is a journalist with more than  25 years of experience in newspapers, radio and television.  For 18 years she was a Senior Correspondent at Sky News, covering some of the UK’s biggest news stories.

    Shirley Lewis

    Shirley is a journalist with more than 25 years of experience in newspapers, radio and television. For 18 years she was a Senior Correspondent at Sky News, covering some of the UK’s biggest news stories.

  • Pete is an award-winning digital and print journalist with a long career spent as a reporter, editor and senior lecturer, including an ongoing focus on hyperlocal journalism.

    Pete Leydon

    Pete is an award-winning digital and print journalist with a long career spent as a reporter, editor and senior lecturer, including an ongoing focus on hyperlocal journalism.

  • Rex is a specialist in international relations and security affairs, working as a correspondent and editor for magazines and newspapers, and as a news commentator for the BBC World Service.

    Dr Rex Li

    Rex is a specialist in international relations and security affairs, working as a correspondent and editor for magazines and newspapers, and as a news commentator for the BBC World Service.

  • John began his journalism career in local newspapers before spending 11 years at the BBC. He worked extensively for football's governing bodies, FIFA and UEFA, as a freelance.

    John Mathews

    John began his journalism career in local newspapers before spending 11 years at the BBC. He worked extensively for football’s governing bodies, FIFA and UEFA, as a freelance.

  • Richard trained as a newspaper journalist before going onto a successful career in radio, holding senior editorial, management and presentation posts in both BBC and commercial stations.

    Richard Rudin

    Richard trained as a newspaper journalist before going onto a successful career in radio, holding senior editorial, management and presentation posts in both BBC and commercial stations.

  • Polly began her broadcasting career in local radio before moving to the BBC where she became Output Editor on the Breakfast News show.

    Polly Sharpe

    Polly began her broadcasting career in local radio before moving to the BBC where she became Output Editor on the Breakfast News show.

  • Professor Chris Frost, the former Head of Journalism, holds prestigious posts with the NUJ and the AJE, and has authored widely-recognised books on media ethics.

    Prof Chris Frost

    Professor Chris Frost, the former Head of Journalism, holds prestigious posts with the NUJ and the AJE, and has authored widely-recognised books on media ethics.

  • Hazel is a news broadcaster with more than 30 years' experience in regional and national television, print and radio, having worked as a TV journalist and presenter at ITV Granada for 11 years.

    Hazel Barrett

    Hazel is a news broadcaster with more than 30 years’ experience in regional and national television, print and radio, having worked as a TV journalist and presenter at ITV Granada for 11 years.

  • Pryce started at Liverpool John Moores University in 1994, and after working in different departments down the years, he is now Senior Technician at Liverpool Screen School.

    Pryce Roberts

    Pryce started at Liverpool John Moores University in 1994, and after working in different departments down the years, he is now Senior Technician at Liverpool Screen School.

  • By Professor Chris Frost (Pearson)

    Journalism Ethics and Regulation

    By Professor Chris Frost (Pearson)

  • By Richard Rudin (Palgrave Macmillan)

    Broadcasting in the 21st Century

    By Richard Rudin (Palgrave Macmillan)