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Journalism lecturer’s new job sees him switch universities

A journalism lecturer has been appointed to a new role leading the subject at another university.

John Mair has left his role as associate senior lecturer in broadcast journalism at Coventry University and moved to become subject leader for journalism and broadcast at the University of Northampton.

In his previous role, John introduced the Coventry Conversations, which brought 350 media figures to speak at the university and in his new position, he has launched the similar Northampton Chronicles initiative.

He 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.”

Former BBC producer and director John has had eight books published in the last four years and his ninth book, After Leveson?, is due to be published next month (February).

Also joining the university is Kate Williams who has become a senior lecturer in broadcast journalism after more than 20 years at the BBC.