Advisory Board

Members of the Advisory Board visit a newsroom at 9 Mappin Street

In March 2016 the Department of Journalism Studies convened an Advisory Board comprising influential figures from the media industry and the research community. Together they offer a powerful range of perspectives and insight which will play a key role in retaining our position as the UK's number 1 journalism department.

The Advisory Board's functions are to:

  • provide advice 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

Nina Bhagwat
Diversity executive, Channel 4

Peter Cole
Emeritus professor in journalism studies, University of Sheffield

Chris Elliott
Readers' editor, The Guardian

Margaret Emsley
Head of news, ITV Yorkshire

Lara Fielden
Research associate, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Tom Gibbons
Professor of law, University of Manchester

Jonathan Grun (chair)
Professional chair in journalism, University of Sheffield

Alison Gow
Digital innovation editor, Trinity Mirror Regionals

Clive Marshall
Chief executive, Press Association

James Mitchinson
Editor, The Yorkshire Post

Ben Preston
Editorial director, Radio Times

Dan Walker
Broadcaster and sports journalist, BBC

Oliver Wright
Political editor, The Independent