Journalist,
editor,
teacher

I am an award-winning news journalist who made the leap from newspapers to become a specialist in digital media, and now teaching the new generation of media and journalism students

What I do

Journalism teacher

Senior lecturer in online journalism at the University of the West of England, passing on skills and insight of the digital revolution in newsrooms to journalism students

News journalism

With 20+ years' experience in regional and national media, I am passionate about fast, accurate and independent coverage of news and current affairs

Award-winning editor

I set up the online newspaper Bristol24/7 which twice won EDF South West Website of the Year and was commended at the UK Online Media Awards

Web design and digital marketing

Bespoke website design, build and management, including ecommerce. Expert in writing for the web, SEO, social media, audio and video content for online and mobile

Where I am now

Senior lecturer, online journalism, University of the West of England

UWE University of the West of EnglandI specialise in the teaching of online journalism to all levels of UWE’s BJTC-accredited BA Hons Broadcast Journalism degree and the MA Journalism masters degree.

I lead the Level 1 modules in Newsgathering and Civic Journalism, and the Level 3 Work Experience module, as well as managing student work experience across all years.

In January 2020 I passed the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Professional Practice (PGCAPP) course and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Useful links
Chris Brown at the University of the West of England
UWE Journalism
Twitter: @UWEJournalism


 

Freelance broadcast/senior broadcast journalist, BBC News Online

BBC NewsI cover the West of England for BBC News Online in Bristol — writing main articles, delivering social media content and managing the digital team.

Previously:

  • The Independent: Night news editor, Independent Daily Edition (2017 – 2018)
  • NFC World: Editor (Oct 2016 – Mar 2017)
  • BBC News: Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC Oxford (Sept 2015 – Oct 2016)
  • Oxfam: Media campaigner (2011 – 2012)
  • Bristol24/7: Founder and editor (2009 – 2014)
  • Western Daily Press: Sub-editor and deputy backbench editor (2002 – 2009)
  • The Independent: Assistant editor, features (1998 – 2001)

Testimonials

Chris is one of the most talented, driven and ethical people I've ever worked for. He is a fine example of a fierce journalist with integrity, earning respect from his interview subjects, his team and his readers.

Christopher is a highly skilled media operator. He writes well, is an excellent story spotter and creator and has superb mastery of digital media. The Awards he has won are testimony to his current success.

Chris is that rare thing - a journalist who sees the big picture. He has excellent skills and experience in writing, sub-editing, editing and has now proved to be an accomplished media entrepreneur.

Contact me

If you would like to know more about me and my work, or are just interested in starting a conversation, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can either follow me on social media or email christopherbrown73 at gmail dot com.

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