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Neil Macfarlane


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Senior Lecturer in Online Journalism

I am a lecturer in online journalism with specialisms in digital media, investigative journalism and politics. I write for several publications including Private Eye magazine. I previously spent seven years as a reporter on regional newspapers including The Northern Echo and the Teesside Evening Gazette. I also worked as a leader writer and copy editor for The China Post in Taiwan.


Teaching and supervision

I lead teaching on modules covering digital journalism, investigative journalism and public affairs across the suite of Journalism courses.

Research interests for potential research students

  • Investigative journalism
  • Digital journalism
  • Politics
  • Politics – particularly Scottish politics
  • Digital storytelling
  • Journalism
  • Investigative journalism

Last updated 26 June 2020

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