Jamie Elliott (Course Director) is an experienced local and national newspaper journalist and teacher.
Jamie started his career as a reporter on a local newspaper, before moving into PR and investigative journalism – he writes for the Observer, Guardian and other publications. He spent two months in Cambodia in 2015 working on a Guardian investigation into under-age workers in the garment industry.
Since 2010, Jamie has been teaching journalism and media law at the University of Brighton, the London School of Journalism and other London colleges, and recently taught a six month course preparing graduates for the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) exams.
Jenny Stevens, is Managing Editor VICE UK, and was previously Commissioning Editor for Culture at The Guardian. From 2012 until September 2014 Jenny was Deputy News Editor at NME magazine, the world’s longest running music weekly. Prior to joining NME, Jenny was as a freelance journalist for The Independent, The Guardian, The Observer, and other magazines.
Stevie Chick is a freelance journalist, sub-editor and lecturer who has been writing about music for over thirteen years, working for titles like MOJO, The Guardian, NME, Kerrang!, The Times, Rolling Stone, The Evening Standard, Melody Maker and many more. Since 2004, Stevie has taught Music Journalism to MA students at City University. He has also been commissioning editor at Plan B, Careless Talk Costs Lives and Sleazenation, and co-founded and co-edited Loose Lips Sink Ships magazine.
Matthew Bennett is now a freelance music journalist. Until last year, he was Deputy Editor of Clash Magazine and Head of Digital Content for the Clash Music group. He was responsible for curating album reviews, finding new bands, arranging the main Clash Magazine features, putting together the magazine’s underground dance section and putting on Clash parties.
Previously Matt worked as a music journalist in Glasgow, writing about the city’s dance culture for publications including The List, The Evening Times, The Metro and Big Issue. He also spent eight months working as a sub editor at The Sun in the run up to the 2006 World Cup.
Harriet Worsley has worked as a freelance fashion journalist and editor for numerous magazines and newspapers, including Vogue and The Telegraph. She was Fashion Editor at Drapers Record magazine and is the author of four books on the history of 20th century fashion. She currently teaches Fashion Communication and Fashion Journalism at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, where she gained a first class degree in fashion in 1997, scooping the BHS Graduate Fashion Week Award for Marketing. Her previous jobs include Senior Internet Designer at Condé Nast Online and Internet Co-ordinator at Grimshaw architects.
Dr Gavin Evans (BA Hons, SAAN Dip Journ, LLB, PhD) is a news and features writer, editor and sub-editor who has written for the New York Times, Sunday Telegraph, , Guardian, Observer, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Esquire, Arena, Men’s Health and many other newspapers and magazines. Also an experienced broadcast journalist, Gavin was BBC World Service sports correspondent from 2005 until 2012 and broadcasts on BBC Radio 4 and BBC 5 Live. He is lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Birkbeck College, London University.
Paul Gogarty was Chief Travel Writer at the Daily Telegraph for over a decade, presented BBC 1′s Holiday Programme for three years, and was travel editor at Woman and Home and Cosmopolitan. He has written for virtually all the UK’s national newspapers, and for innumerable magazines.
Tina Walsh is a Leeds based freelance journalist with over 20 years’ experience. She has written for TIME magazine, Thomson Reuters, The Guardian, The Times, Sunday Times, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Independent, Sunday Herald, Sunday Mirror, Evening Standard and the Yorkshire Post. She also writes for foodie titles such as Delicious and Food and Travel Magazine, as well as customer publications such as EasyJet Traveller.
Andrew Fletcher is one of the UK’s most experienced BBC news reporters and presenters. Specialising in breaking major stories from the field and investigative journalism, Andrew presents BBC Radio 5 live news programmes and provides live news reports and packages across the BBC network including Radio 4′s Today, World at One and PM. He also reports for BBC One’s TV Breakfast news and the BBC News Channel. Original investigations undertaken by Andrew include probing the lack of regulation of adventure travel abroad, and uncovering an attempt by two London councils to manipulate the figures for rough sleepers.
Lance Price was a BBC Political Correspondent at Westminster, appearing regularly on the main TV and radio news programmes, until in 1998 he moved to Downing Street to work for Tony Blair as Alistair Campbell’s deputy. He became Labour’s Director of Communications in 2000.
Lance joined the BBC as a news trainee in 1980 and worked in Northern Ireland for three years before becoming a national radio and TV reporter, Defence Correspondent, and finally BBC Political Correspondent at Westminster.
His books include Where Power Lies, a history of battles between political leaders and the media, and The Spin Doctor’s Diaries, which caused a stir by spilling the beans on the personal rivalries threatening to tear the top of the Labour party apart. Lance is now a freelance writer, broadcaster and commentator.