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 regular speaker at international conferences in North America, Europe and the UK. Deborah continues to work in radio news and current affairs production and is a broadcast and journalism training consultant for bodies including the Council of Europe.
After leading the former School of Journalism I am the current Deputy Head and Director of Teaching and Learning of the School of English and Journalism. I teach across the Journalism programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in practice and theory. I have responsibility for the School’s international activities, with specific interests in Europe and the US. I have developed and lead the School’s liaison with the BBC including local placements and, at a regional level, the BBC’s Educational Partnership.
Transatlantic broadcasting, multiplatform news and hyperlocal news. The history of BBC radio and BBC local radio. Reporting the European Union. Innovation in broadcast journalism education.
ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management
— Institute of Leadership and Management, 2013
MA Computer Visualisation and Animation
— Bournemouth University, 1992
BA(Hons) Media Production
— Bournemouth University, 1991
BBC Staff Radio Training Course
— BBC Training Unit, 1980
Regional (International) Edward R Murrow Award; Radio Documentary News
— RTDNA, 2013
Regional (International) Edward R Murrow Award for Radio Reporting; Hard News
— RTDNA, 2012
Regional (International) Edward R Murrow Award; Radio Feature Reporting
— RTDNA, 2012
Innovation in Broadcast Journalism Teaching
— Broadcast Journalism Training Council, 2009
External Activities and Consultancy
Judge, Radio Academy Radio Production Awards and the Midlands Media Awards
Consultant for the Council of Europe, Moldova
Visiting Lecturer in Radio, Universitat Basel, Switzerland
Visiting Lecturer in Journalism, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Visiting Lecturer in Journalism, School of Journalism and Public Relations, Skopje, Macedonia.
Freelance broadcast journalist
Media and journalism training for local, national and community groups