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Lecturing comeback for axed former editor

A former weekly editor made redundant in a company shake-up earlier this year is returning to the profession this week as a lecturer.

Peter Lindsey, 40, has been appointed news journalism course leader of the NCTJ fast-track news courses at City College, Brighton and Hove.

He previously worked as a group editor within Johnston Press, working at the Crawley Observer, Sussex Express series, Eastbourne Herald and Gazette, and Observer series in Hastings.

But he lost his job in March as part of a series of cost-cutting measures following the merger of JP’s TR Beckett and Sussex Newspapers divisions. His deputy Philip Elms and other senior production journalists also left.

Said Peter: “I am absolutely delighted to be back in the world of journalism so soon. This is an exciting new challenge for me and I am looking forward to it greatly,” he said.

The first course Peter will be heading starts on 7 September and runs until the end of January 2010.


Former Hack (18/08/2009 09:18:45)
Will he be telling his new students what the job market is really like…? Good luck to him, but it’s hardly a convincing endorsement for the industry.

current hack (18/08/2009 11:30:36)
Not an editor at the Crawley Observer I’m afraid. Was a reporter there though many years ago but never an editor

JP Grind (18/08/2009 12:44:56)
With his first hand experience of Johnston Press he will be well equipped to offer advice on how newspapers should not be run, as well as prepare newcomers for penny-pinching and ‘keeping it local’ centralisation.

Pip Clarkson (18/08/2009 14:31:46)
Super news! Peter is a real pro and I’m sure the students will benefit from his excellent jourmalism credentials.