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.


  • 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)