Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism

David has 40 years' experience as a 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, was recently the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ chief examiner for sports journalism – a post he held for 15 years. David is currently studying for a Masters in Sports, History & Culture.

Out of work, David is a keen runner and kayaker. He also serves as a Justice of the Peace on the East Hampshire bench in Portsmouth.

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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