Friday, 18 January 2013

John Mair quits Coventry for post at Northampton

John Mair (left) has been appointed subject leader for journalism and broadcast at the University of Northampton's School of Arts.

He was previously associate senior lecturer in broadcast journalism at Coventry University.

Mair has had eight books published in the last four years , including his edited collection with Professor Richard Keeble on the phone hacking scandal. His ninth book, After Leveson?, is due to be published in February.

Whilst teaching at Coventry University, Mair created the Coventry Conversations, which brought 350 leading media figures to speak at the university. He has now introduced the Northampton Chronicles to the University of Northampton, with a number of high profile names taking part in the conversational talks this year.

Mair said: “I am delighted to join the University of Northampton as subject leader for journalism at an important point in its development. My aim is to put the course and the University firmly on the national map and to ensure our graduates have the world of media as their oyster.”

Before entering higher education, Mair worked for the BBC as a producer/director, mainly in TV current affairs for two decades.

Kate Williams also joins the University of Northampton as a senior lecturer in broadcast journalism, after more than 20 years working at the BBC, and was part of the management team at BBC Radio 5live.

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