Lecturers

MA JOURNALISM

Winchester has one of the best tutorial teams of any journalism college in the UK. All lecturers on practical journalism courses and course modules are experienced journalists, currently working in the industry. Lecturers on theory courses may also be working journalists or nationally recognised researchers and experts in their fields.

The team includes Chris Horrie, leader of multi-award winning journalism training teams, and a highly regarded national newspaper, magazine, television journalist and broadcaster.

Chris has lately joined the staff at Winchester from one of the most highly rated journalism departments in the country, where his students won just about every award going for both magazine and broadcast journalism - including individual student of the year awards, special awards for investigative journalism from the BBC and team awards for magazine journalism and for innovation in journalism. Chris himself is a former magazine editor of the year (The Publisher Magazine) and his books and commentary about the UK journalism industry are famous throughout the world.

Chris describes Winchester University as "a little gem of a college with almost unlimited potential.

"It has a perfect campus, is less than an hour from the centre of London and has some of the best newsroom and studio facilities of any small university in the country, if not Europe".

Other journalists joining the new team include Angus Scott, one of the country's best known news and sports presenters. Angus has reported the news and presented it for ITV and is now the main presenter of Setanta's live football coverage.

The team has been further strengthened this year with the addition of Christine Alsford, a Royal Television Society television reporter of the year, who combines teaching and coaching live news production at Winchester with reporting and presenting the news for the regional ITV network,

Yet another new signing is Jacqui Thornton, a leading health and magazine journalist and former health editor of the Sun.

Jacqui, a member of the Medical Journalists’ Association, freelances mainly for national newspapers and magazines. Recently she has been commissioned by the Observer, the Times, Cosmopolitan, the Telegraph and the Sun.

Andy Steggall (featured video on this page) has also joined the team, coaching third year BA students producing scheduled news and sports bulletins. Andy is an experienced news and sports reporter with Sky TV and ITV. He continues to combine teaching and journalism.

Brian Thornton has joined the team as a full-time lecturer and tutor, though he continues to work part-time for the BBC. Brian is a former national BBC producer who worked with Jeremy Paxman on the BBC flagship programme Newsnight.

Graham Mole is a very senior television and newspaper journalist and an award winning TV producer of network documentaries for both BBC and ITV and is a previous commissioning chief for the ITV midlands region and a member of the commissioning group for daytime television for the ITV network. Now freelancing as a reporter for the national daily and Sunday broadsheets and a wide range of magazines. Graham is also a columnist for two national magazines and is the author of three books. He worked previously as a reporter for BBC radio Solent.

Annette Rizzo is a radio producer and voice coaching expert with extensive experience of live broadcasting. She also runs an extensive work attachment programme for Winchester Journalism radio students working closely with our local commercial radio operator, Radio Hampshire.

Paul Carter worked as a journalist for the BBC and in local radio for a number of years. He is now International director and teaches modules dealing with radio and video production, multi-media projects, and television as an institution. His research interests include television form and institutions and early cinema.

Don Hendy has many years experience working in media production industries before moving to higher education. He has specialist interests in camera work, photography including under water, and new media. Don contributes modules to the BA (Hons) Media Production, BA (Hons) Media Studies, and the BA (Hons) Film and Cinema Technologies programmes.

Dr Paul Manning has taught in higher education, including journalism education, for many years. His research interests include news sources, news agencies, and news coverage of drug consumption.