21st July 2005
BOOST FOR POSTGRADUATE JOURNALISM STUDY
The Lincoln School of Journalism has appointed a new programme director to head up its postgraduate courses.
Dr Jane Chapman, a former independent producer with her own film company, has been brought in to drive the expansion of postgraduate courses and doctoral research in the school.
She studied history at
Her PhD, from the London School of Economics, involved spending time in
She is the author of more than 200 broadcast films and videos - some of them award- winning - and is widely published within the educational world.
Her career began at ITV, where she was a researcher before moving on to BBC Current Affairs, ‘Panorama’ and then Granada Television as a senior journalist.
British commercial breakfast television's first on-screen reporter for the north
More recently Dr Chapman has returned to the history of French journalism as part of her book 'Comparative Media History', which deals with the media in
She is currently writing two books on documentary: ‘Inside Documentary Practice’ and ‘Inside Documentary History and Issues’.
”I've spent most of my career developing ideas in various forms for TV, books and courses,” said Dr Chapman. ”For me, it's a passion, and I'm very excited about the prospect of being part of such a tremendous creative team at LSJ. We all share in common an enthusiasm to further journalism education.”
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