I am a freelance money, health and lifestyle journalist, lecturer and journalism studies researcher.
I have experience as a newspaper, magazine and online journalist writing for The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, The Metro, Vegan Living, Active, Moneywise, BBC News and the regional press.
My research interests include regional newspapers, hyperlocal media, digital journalism, social media and journalism education. I teach a range of academic and practical modules including digital journalism, feature writing, journalism issues and research methods.
BA Journalism, MA Multimedia Journalism, MA Sports Journalism, MA International Journalism
Canter, L. (2018). It’s not all cat videos: moving beyond legacy media and tackling the challenges of mapping news values on digital native websites. Digital Journalism, 6 (8), 1101-1112. http://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2018.1503058
Canter, L. (2017). Co-authoring a paper with your undergraduate student. Journalism education, 6 (1), 36-39.
Canter, L., & Brookes, D. (2016). Twitter as a flexible tool: how the job role of the journalist influences tweeting habits. Digital Journalism. http://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2016.1168707
Canter, L. (2015). Chasing the accreditation dream : do employers value accredited journalism courses. Journalism Education : The Journal of the Association of Journalism Education, 4 (1), 40-52. http://journalism-education.org/2015/08/chasing-the-accreditation-dream/
Canter, L. (2014). Personalised Tweeting: the emerging practices of journalists on Twitter. Digital Journalism, 3 (6), 888-907. http://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2014.973148
Canter, L. (2014). From traditional gatekeeper to professional verifier: how local newspaper journalists are adapting to change. Journalism Education : The Journal of the Association of Journalism Education, 3 (1), 102-119. http://journalism-education.org/
Canter, L. (2013). The misconception of online comment threads: content and control on local newspaper websites. Journalism Practice, 7 (5), 604-619. http://doi.org/10.1080/17512786.2012.740172
Canter, L. (2013). The interactive spectrum: The use of social media in UK regional newspapers. Convergence: The international journal of new media technologies, 19 (4), 472-495. http://doi.org/10.1177/1354856513493698
Canter, L. (2013). The source, the resource and the collaborator: the role of citizen journalism in local UK newspapers. Journalism theory practice and criticism, 14 (8), 1091-1109. http://doi.org/10.1177/1464884912474203
Canter, L. (2014). False dawns : the pasts of media futures. In Conboy, M., & Steel, J. (Eds.) The Routledge companion to British media history. (pp. 517-527). Abingdon: Routledge
Canter, L. (2014). Collaboration. In Zion, L., & Craig, D. (Eds.) Ethics for digital journalists: emerging best practices. (pp. 145-158). New York: Routledge
I supervise dissertations at Masters and PhD level.
Researcher and commentator on regional press and journalism education.