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Helen Louise Johnston MSc, PGCE, FHEA

Journalism Lecturer


I have many years' experience as journalist working for national and regional publications. I am the course leader for MA Multimedia Journalism.

  • About

    I started my career in weekly papers before moving on to daily papers. I have worked as a freelance for many years writing for regional and national papers, magazines, and websites - I have also worked in PR. 

    I am the course leader for MA Multimedia Journalism and have taught journalism for eight years. I am also an examiner for the National Council of Journalists (NCTJ).

  • Teaching

    Journalism and PR 

    • BA (Hons) Journalism
    • MA Multimedia Journalism
    • MA Sports Journalism
    • MA International Journalism
    • Extended & Foundation Degrees

    • Media Law & Regulation
    • Digital Journalism
    • Public Affairs
    • Feature Writing & Publishing 3
    • Reporting, Preparing for Independent Practice & Study

  • Research

    I am currently studying for my PhD. I am conducting interdisciplinary research into the meaning of 'news' and its consumption. I have presented papers at national and international conferences about fake news.

  • Postgraduate supervision

    I supervise MA students for their dissertation or applied project. 

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