2nd October 2003




Fleet Street photographer Mike Maloney will put the focus on the world of the paparazzi when he gives a lecture at the University of Lincoln on Monday (6th October).


Lincoln-born Mike, a former chief photographer at the Mirror Group, is the latest guest speaker to appear in a series of talks entitled ‘Journalists Speak Out on Journalism’.


He worked as a freelance photographer in Lincoln before moving down to London in 1972 to work as a showbusiness photographer on the London Evening News.


His first major assignment was to cover Noel Coward’s birthday party at the Savoy. Since then he has travelled the world photographing personalities ranging from Max Bygraves and Shirley Bassey to Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan.


He was awarded an honorary doctorate of arts by the University of Lincoln (then the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside) in July 2001.


His lecture ‘Exposures and Exposés’ will take place at 6.30pm on Monday in the TV studio in the Learning Resource Centre on the Brayford Pool campus.


Admission is free and members of the public are welcome to attend. Please note that high-heeled shoes are not permitted in the TV studio as they can damage the floor.


This is the second lecture in the series which has been organised by Professor Richard Keeble of the university’s Journalism Department.


Other speakers in the series this semester include John Bird, Editor-in-Chief of The Big Issue; Dorothy Byrne, acting Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel 4; and

Fuad Nahdi, Editor-in-Chief of Q-News.


For more information about these lectures call Professor Richard Keeble on Lincoln 886940 or visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/events/journalism.html



For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                       email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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