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Background

Dr Sarah Lonsdale has been a journalist for twenty five years, training on the Reading Chronicle before joining the Observer newspaper in 1990 as a general reporter. During her time on the Observer she specialised in stories concerning social justice. She is now freelance and has written for a wide variety of publications including: Observer, Financial Times, Evening Standard, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mail, Independent on Sunday, Country Homes and Interiors Magazine, Observer Food Monthly, National Geographic Green and the Sunday Times. She has been a weekly columnist for the Sunday Telegraph since 2006 writing about environmental issues, particularly the threat of climate change.

Dr Lonsdale holds a BA (Hons) and MA from the University of Cambridge in Modern and Medieval Languages (French and Italian). She recently completed her PhD, 'The Representation of Journalists and the Newspaper Press in British Literature 1900 - 1939' at the University of Kent. She holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE). She joined City University London in 2013 after six years as a lecturer at the University of Kent, teaching at the School of English and the Centre for Journalism there.

Press Articles

Dr Lonsdale writes a weekly column in the Sunday Telegraph on 'green' and 'eco' issues. The column promotes the idea of a 'green' lifestyle particularly focusing on how to reduce carbon emissions from the domestic sphere. The column has won a number of awards and has resulted in her appearance on a number of expert panels on homes and CO2 reduction.

For a full list of articles: Sunday Telegraph - Sarah Lonsdale

Research

Research interests

- The history of journalism especially around the advent of the era of the mass press (1880 - 1920)
- The relationship between journalism and literature
- The depiction of journalists in other media including film, television and novels
- The coverage of environmental issues, particularly climate change.

PhD supervision

Dr Lonsdale currently supervises a PhD student on the coverage of climate change since the Copenhagen Summit. She welcomes enquiries from potential post graduate students in the areas of environmental journalism and journalism and literature.

Publications

Book (1)

  1. Lonsdale, S. (2016). The Journalist in British Fiction and Film Guarding the Guardians from 1900 to the Present. Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 978-1-4742-2053-8.

Chapter (3)

  1. Lonsdale, S. (2017). 'Imprisoned in a cage of print': Rose Macaulay, Journalism and Gender. In Macdonald, K. (Ed.), Rose Macaulay, Gender and Modernity London: Routledge.
  2. Lonsdale, S. (2017). 'The Sheep and the Goats': Interwar Women Journalists, the Society of Women Journalists and the Woman Journalist. In Clay, C., DiCenzo, M., Green, B. and Hackney, F. (Eds.), In Edinburgh Companion to Women’s Print Media in Interwar Britain (1918-1939) Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  3. Lonsdale, S. (2012). Environmental Journalism. In Turner, B. and Orange, R. (Eds.), Specialist Journalism (pp. 59–68). Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-58284-9.

Journal Article (7)

  1. Lonsdale, S. (2015). "ROAST SEAGULL AND OTHER QUAINT BIRD DISHES" The development of features and "lifestyle" journalism in British newspapers during the First World War. JOURNALISM STUDIES, 16(6), pp. 800–815. doi:10.1080/1461670X.2014.950474.
  2. Lonsdale, S. (2015). Man of Letters, Literary Lady, Journalist or Reporter? Media History, 21(3), pp. 265–279. doi:10.1080/13688804.2014.991384.
  3. Lonsdale, S. (2014). 'Visions of Modern Journalism in Rudyard Kipling's short story 'The Village that Voted the Earth was Flat'. Kipling Journal .
  4. Lonsdale, S. (2013). ‘The Emergence of the Press Baron as Literary Villain in English Letters 1900 – 1939’. Literature and History, 22(2), pp. 20–35. doi:10.7227/LH.22.2.2.
  5. Lonsdale, S. (2012). ‘We Agreed that women were a nuisance in the office anyway: The portrayal of women journalists in early twentieth-century British fiction’. Journalism Studies, 14(4), pp. 461–475. doi:10.1080/1461670X.2012.718572.
  6. Lonsdale, S. and Lonsdale, S. (2011). ‘A Golden Interlude: Journalists in Early Twentieth Century British Literature’. Parliamentary Affairs, 64(2), pp. 326–340. doi:10.1093/pa/gsq059.
  7. Lonsdale, S. 'He Hath Sold His Heart to the Old Black Art': Kipling and his early Journalism. Kipling Journal, September/October 2016 .

Other Activities

Online Article (2)

  1. General Contributions. Sunday TimesRegular Contributions to Sunday Times Features pages
  2. 'A More Eco-Friendly Way of Life' - weekly column. Sunday TelegraphThis is a weekly column, with several hundred being published since March 2006

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