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Former Sun executive to run hometown journalism training centre

DudmanA former national editorial chief is returning to his hometown to take charge of a journalism training centre.

News Associates has announced Graham Dudman, former managing editor at The Sun, will be moving to oversee its Manchester office.

Graham, pictured, has been teaching at News Associates’ London office, where he is deputy managing editor, since 2015.

He will take responsibility for the company’s Manchester operation which includes several full and part-time NCTJ-accredited journalism courses and a degree course.

Graham said: “I’m excited to be returning to my home town to work with the outstanding News Associates team in the city.

“Our offices and newsroom in the heart of Manchester are in a prime location with huge potential to grow and expand our media training in the north.

“As well as continuing our delivery of the most successful journalism courses in Britain, we will be making new connections in a part of the country that too often gets overlooked from London.

“We have exciting plans to grow the business with more bespoke training courses.”

In Manchester, he will be working alongside News Associates head of journalism Alice Gregory and journalism tutors Phil Wilkinson and Paul Kilbey.

News Associates managing editor James Toney said: “Graham’s move to Manchester boosts our northern operation and creates huge potential as we increase our media training and bespoke journalism courses.”