Alistair Robinson


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Programme Leader for Journalism

I am Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Journalism. My chief area of research is media history. 

Teaching and supervision

I run modules on feature writing, arts reviewing, grammar and style for journalists, media history, media ethics and news business. I also teach on a module about the making of popular culture.

Research interests for potential research students

My chief area of research is media history. I have written two books on theatre history and am currently working on a project about mid-19th Century regional newspapers.

As well as working for many years as a newspaper arts and entertainments editor, I am a poet and musician. I have won awards for news writing, feature writing and creative writing.  Three collections of my poetry have been published and my work has featured in several anthologies. I have worked as a poet-in-residence, jazz guitarist and guitar teacher.

Last updated 11 June 2019