Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism

David has 35 years’ experience as journalist, covering events as varied as the Gulf War and Olympic Games. Most recently, he was editor-in-chief of Newsquest Berkshire & Buckinghamshire and has edited a number of regional newspapers.

He is currently managing editor of Rotary magazine and, since 2004, has been the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ chief examiner for sports journalism. David serves as a Justice of the Peace on the East Hampshire bench in Portsmouth and is an external examiner with Staffordshire University.

Find out more about David
Area of expertise
  • News writing;
  • Social & digital media;
  • Mobile journalism;
  • Public relations;
  • Sports history;
  • Media ethics;
  • Criminal and civil law;
  • Presentation skills.
Teaching & research interests
  • Digital sports journalism;
  • Journalism ethics;
  • Media law;
  • Sports history.
  • Diploma in Education and Training ProfGCE, Canterbury Christ Church University.
Publications & research
  • David wrote Around the British Isles in 80 Races (Authorhouse) in 2008.
Expertise in industry
  • 35 years as a journalist;
  • Currently the NCTJ’s chief examiner for sports journalism and a media law examiner;
  • NCTJ trainer for the NQJ qualification;
  • Currently managing editor of Rotary magazine;
  • Former editor-in-chief of Newsquest Berkshire & Buckinghamshire;
  • Formerly editor of the Swindon Advertiser, Head of News for Johnston Press East Sussex and deputy editor of the Southern Daily Echo (Southampton).
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