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    Ms Deborah Wilson

    Acting Head of School

    School of English & Journalism
    College of Arts

    About Deborah Wilson

    Deborah has worked for the BBC both as staff and freelance in current affairs and general programmes for more than 25 years, as a reporter, presenter and producer for the BBC in local and regional stations across the UK as well as network radio and television. As a founder member of the LSJ she launched the subject of Journalism at Lincoln. She is an external examiner at institutions across the UK in radio and broadcast journalism, is a national radio judge for the Radio Academy and is a a regular speaker at international media conferences in North America, Europe and the UK. A current practitioner, Deborah continues to work in radio news and current affairs production with recent contributions to the European Radio Network and the BBC.

    Department Responsibilities

    I am the Programme Leader for the BA Journalism and the BA Journalism and Public Relations and teach modules at all levels including multiplatform news production and dissertation supervision. I co-ordinate the Journalism Erasmus Exchange Programme, act as a primary contact with BBC Lincolnshire and the BBC’s Connect and Create team and am responsible for liaison with the European Journalism Training Association, the Broadcast Journalism Training Council and international links with Europe, the US and South Africa. I am taking the lead in developing a number of new programme proposals and act as a mentor for colleagues who have just joined the School or who are taking on new responsibilities.

    Subject Specialism

    Broadcasting, multiplatform news, consumer journalism, hyperlocal news and the history of BBC local radio


    • MA Computer Visualisation and Animation, University of Bournemouth, 1992
    • BA(Hons) Media Production, University of Bournemouth, 1991
    • BBC Staff Radio Training Course, BBC Training Unit, 1980


    • Winner of two RTDNA Edward Murrow awards (International section) for radio news and radio features p — 2012
    • ADM-HEA grant for research into the application of civic journalism to community radio (2008) £9350
    • University of Lincoln Teaching Fellowship (2003) £15000

    External Activities and Consultancy

    Freelance broadcast journalist
    Media and journalism training for local, national and community groups

    Research Interests

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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