About us

This is the official blog of the Journalism department at the London College of Communication (LCC), one of the six institutions that make up the University of the Arts London (UAL).

LCC can trace its heritage of teaching media skills back more than a century to the St Bride’s Foundation Institute Printing School, which later became part of the London College of Printing, and more recently the UAL.

Based in Elephant and Castle the department teaches multimedia journalism to more than 300 students at undergraduate and postgraduate level – details of all of our courses can be found at the UAL website.

Staff and contributors to this blog:

Simon Hinde – Programme Director, Journalism & Publishing.
Follow Simon on Twitter: @shinde

Paul Charman – Course Director, BA Journalism.

Gary Horne – Course Director, MA Journalism.

Ann Coddington – Course Director, BA Sports Journalism.

Martin Shaw – Course Director, PGDip Broadcast Journalism.

RMRussell Merryman – Senior Lecturer, Journalism & Digital Media.
Russell’s journalistic, production and innovation experience covers radio, television, online, interactive television, mobiles, TV-over-IP and broadband. This includes four years as Editor-in-Chief of Web and New Media at Al Jazeera English where he was responsible for the converged new media strategy for the new international news network which launched in November 2006. Prior to Al Jazeera, Russell was with the BBC where he was Interactive TV Development Manager for BBC News and Executive Producer, Broadband for BBC New Media. His work includes a number of high-profile services including the BBC News 24/7 Interactive Video service on Sky Digital, Broadband, Freeview and Cable; Enhanced Television services for the 2001 General Elections, Question Time, Panorama, Iraq – Britain Decides, You the Judge, Vote 2003, Clash of the Cities and others, as well as R&D work in personalised interactive video in collaboration with Newsnight.
Follow Russell on Twitter: @merryarty

Ian Hoare – Senior Lecturer, Journalism.

Rebecca Pearce – Senior Lecturer, Broadcast Journalism.


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