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 programmes.

Research interests for potential research students

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

Last updated 11 June 2019