1. Graduate Destinations
  2. James Cameron Memorial Lecture
  3. Stern Fellowship
  4. Postgraduate journalism scholarships
  5. Journal
    1. Graduate Destinations
    2. James Cameron Memorial Lecture
    3. Stern Fellowship
    4. Postgraduate journalism scholarships
    5. Journal

Department of Journalism

James Cameron Memorial Lecture 2018 with Lionel Barber

'Too big to fail: free speech and the future of financial journalism'

Thursday 22nd November 6.30pm

Book a free place here

Lionel Barber is the editor of the Financial Times. Since his appointment in 2005, Mr Barber has helped solidify the FT’s position as one of the first publishers to successfully transform itself into a multichannel news organisation. During his tenure, the FT has won numerous global prizes for its journalism, including Newspaper of the Year, Overseas Press Club, Gerald Loeb and Society of Publishers in Asia awards.

The lecture will be followed by a networking reception for all guests.

See last year’s 2017 lecture given by the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent Lyse Douchet

Wherever you are in the world, on any given day you are likely to see, hear or read journalism from graduates of City’s Department of Journalism. Each year hundreds of people from diverse backgrounds apply to us who want the best education to enable them to get a great job in the media.

Here at City, we provide an intense and highly focussed education to help you acquire the up-to-date journalism skills needed to enter your chosen area of the media. We have nine MA courses and a three-year BA course all tailored to your needs in online, data, broadcast and print journalism. And alongside the journalism skills, we will push you intellectually during your time with us.

City offers the opportunity to study at a celebrated journalism school, in one of the world’s media capitals with amazing opportunities to meet world famous journalists and join our global network of alumni.

About the department

How does a Journalism degree at City prepare me to work as a journalist? In this playlist some of our alumni talk through their experience at City and what they are doing now.


City’s Department of Journalism is an internationally distinguished, research-driven environment for the study and practice of journalism. Our team is focussed on achieving excellent results in REF 2021, the next assessment of research excellence in UK universities. Our academics conduct research into many aspects of journalism including reporting on humanitarian, science, crime, intelligence, international reporting, investigative journalism and the impact of gender, diversity, conflict reporting, freedom of information, media accountability and transparency, innovation on journalism. The department is currently ranked in the top twenty in the UK, and seventh for research power (a measure based on both research quality and research volume), according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

REF 2014 results, City University London is ranked as the 2nd strongest Sociology Department in London for research
Of research submitted to the REF 2014, 77% was judged to be either 'world leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*). Within this figure, fully 100% of our research impact was considered 'outstanding' (4*) or 'very considerable' (3*), a success rate that places the department in the top 12 in the UK for impact. The department's emphasis on providing a world-class setting for staff and students to carry out research also was reflected in the overall Grade Point Average (GPA) in the 'environment' category, with 90% of our submission judged to be 'world leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*).

Research Clusters

Research within the Department of Journalism is structured into four areas:

Gender and diversity issues in journalism, including related matters of policy and practice (Franks, Howell, Blumell and Lonsdale)

International journalism, including humanitarian news and coverage of conflict (Tasiu, Bunce, Cooper, Franks, Harb, Rodgers and Tumber)

Journalism in the public interest, including policy and practice related to investigative journalism, freedom of information and other regulatory issues, and journalism ethics (Brooke, Felle, Harb, Lashmar, Singer and Tumber)

New and emerging journalism, including innovative forms, models and production methods (Felle, Hewett, Singer, Porlezza and Thurman)

Academic staff and graduate students continue to build on their REF 2014 success with a steady stream of high-quality outputs across all five clusters, including books and book chapters, articles in top-tier academic journals, international conference presentations, workshops and symposia, and the delivery of parliamentary evidence.

Dr Paul Lashmar

Academic staff

Head of Department

Course Directors

  • Richard Evans - Programme Director for BA Journalism
  • Sally Webb - Programme Director for MA Journalism and Cluster Leader for Broadcast and TV pathways
  • Dr James Rodgers - Cluster Leader for International Pathways (MA International Journalism and Erasmus Mundus)
  • Jonathan Hewett - Programme Director for MA Newspaper and MA Interactive Journalism and Cluster Leader for Print and Digital Programmes
  • Sarah Lonsdale - Programme Director for MA Magazine Journalism
  • Heather Brooke - Programme Director for MA Investigative Journalism
  • Jane Martinson - Programme Director for MA Financial Journalism



Visiting Professors

  • Mark Frankel, Visiting Professor
  • Roy Greenslade, Visiting Professor
  • Barney Jones, Visiting Professor
  • David Lloyd, Visiting Professor
  • Dr Penny Marshall, Visiting Professor



In alphabetical order:

  • Professor David Leigh,Honorary Visiting Fellow
  • Martin Moore, Honorary Visiting Fellow
  • Dominic Ponsford, Honorary Visiting Fellow


In alphabetical order:

  • Linda Christmas, Emeritus Fellow
  • Professor Lis Howells, Professor Emeritus
  • Professor Hugh Stephenson, Professor Emeritus
Journalism research staff explore a wide range of topics, with a focus on issues relevant to practitioners and audiences.


Newsrooms and studios

Explore some of our specialist Journalism facilities City, University of London. These facilities were developed in consultation with experts from the BBC and ITN, and were praised by the BJTC. Our facilities include: a television studio, four radio studios, two radio broadcast newsrooms, two digital newsrooms and two TV editing and production newsrooms

Read about the new accommodation and facilities which were developed in consultation with experts from the BBC and ITN, and include:

  • a television studio: enabling simultaneous multi-media broadcast and a major expansion in the number of news and current affairs programmes produced
  • 4 radio studios: enabling an increase in output and the potential to explore a permanent radio station
  • 2 radio broadcast newsrooms: high-tech facilities that enable you to learn how to produce a radio programme
  • 2 digital newsrooms: impressive modern facilities that enable you to learn the skills required to produce newspapers, magazines and websites
  • 2 TV editing and production newsrooms: state-of-the-art facilities that enable you to learn about TV production

Portrait of Jane Singer

Professor Jane Singer

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