Advisory Board

In March 2016 the School of Journalism, Media and Communication convened an Advisory Board comprising influential figures from the media industry and the research community.

The Advisory Board arriving into a class to see what's happening and meet the students.

Together they offer a powerful range of perspectives and insight which will play a key role in the development of our teaching and research activities and help us respond to new developments in the ever-changing media industry.

The Advisory Board's functions are to:

  • Advise and support to the department in relation to its teaching, research and contribution to society
  • Provide advice on the overall direction and objectives of the department in the light of changes in the media industry

Members of the Advisory Board

Joyce Adeluwoye-Adams MBE
Editor, Newsroom Diversity, Reuters

Richard Best 
Managing Editor, The Independent

Christian Broughton
Editor, The Independent

Kieron Bryan
Series Editor for Digital, Channel 4 News

Jason Gibbins
Acting Head of Local News Partnerships, BBC

Toby Granville
Editorial Development Director, Newsquest

Jonathan Grun
Professional Chair in Journalism, University of Sheffield

Tal Gottesman
Managing Editor of the i

Joseph Harker
Senior Editor, Diversity and Development, The Guardian

Lester Holloway
Editor of The Voice

Marie Kinsey
Emeritus Professor of Journalism Education, University of Sheffield

Ian MacGregor (chair)
Chair, Society of Editors; Emeritus Editor, Daily Telegraph

Ben Preston
Executive Editor, The Sunday Times

Paul Rowland
Editorial Director, Live Network, Reach PLC

Harriet Rose-Gale
Features Editor, SWNS News Agency

Laura Scott
Editor of News Output, Sky News

Dino Sofos
CEO of Persephonica

Dan Walker
Broadcaster and sports journalist, BBC

Charlene White
Anchor, ITV News

Oliver Wright
Policy Editor, The Times

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