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Former columnist’s public affairs ‘Bible’ chosen as core journalism textbook

Kate IronsideAn award-winning former regional daily columnist’s “public affairs Bible” has been chosen as a core textbook by a journalism training provider.

Kate Ironside, who wrote a column on European Union matters for the Western Morning News, has had her book ‘Reporting Power’ chosen by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council for all of its accredited higher education courses in England, Scotland and Wales.

Kate, pictured, now teaches a the University of Northampton, and is a former political journalist who spent 13 years at Westminster, working for Central Press, the Daily Express and BBC Westminster.

She also sits on the executive board of the BJTC and is currently one of BBC radio’s go-to experts for Brexit analysis.

Kate Williams, deputy dean of the university’s faculty of arts, science and technology, said: “I am delighted Kate’s book on public affairs is one of the core textbooks for the Broadcast Journalism Training Council.

“It is very much a public affairs Bible, covering as it does topics such as Brexit and the global economic crash.

“As a former political journalist, Kate is ideally placed to pass on her knowledge to journalism students here at the University of Northampton – we are lucky to have her.”