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Jason Bennetto

Senior Lecturer in Journalism

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Journalism

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Jason has been a national newspaper and magazine journalist for 20 years. For 13 years he was the crime and terror correspondent for the Independent. He has also been the Independent's home affairs correspondent and worked as a reporter on the Independent on Sunday and the Daily Mirror.

Since 2007 he has been freelancing for publications including Esquire magazine - where he has written features on counterfeit drugs, armed robberies and teenage murders - the Guardian, New Statesman, Daily Mail, and the Observer.

In 2009 he wrote two reports for the Equality and Human Rights Commission - "Police and Racism" and "Staying On" about teenagers staying in education and training. Jason jointly runs a media training company - Dr Tabloid & Mr Broadsheet.

His work at City University London since 2007 has included teaching news and features to postgraduate journalism students, as well as blogging and running a specialism course on the reporting of terrorism and organised crime.

In 2009 he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer on the Magazine Journalism MA course. This is Jason's second stint at City, having completed the University's PG Dip in Newspaper Journalism in 1987.

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