Katherine Blair

Katherine Blair

Associate Principal Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)113 2837 561
Visiting address:
AG66

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Education/Academic qualification

  • Master of Arts, University of Leeds

    International Studies

  • Bachelor of Journalism, Carleton University

  • PGCertLTHE, University of Leeds

  • Master of Arts, University of Leeds

    Creative Writing

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy,

Biography

Katherine is an Associate Principal Lecturer at the Leeds Trinity University's Centre for Journalism. She is also the Programme Leader for Broadcast Journalism and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Other roles include:

Vice Chair of the Royal Television Society (Yorkshire)

Former television producer/director, Yorkshire Television

Former television news reporter/writer/assistant producer/editor, Yorkshire Television

Former television news reporter/presenter/radio reporter/presenter, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

 

Research interests

  • Television News, transatlantic approach to television news, use of writing in television news, social media and pedagogy within Journalism education.

 

Teaching and Administration

Teaching experience

2007-present    Associate Principal Lecturer Leeds Trinity University

2005-2007        Lecturer, York St John University

since 2005        Guest Lecturer Huddersfield University

1994-1996        Guest Lecturer, University of Leeds

 

Current Teaching responsibilities

Level 4 – Television Studio Production (Module Coordinator)

Level 4 – Television Studio for Journalists (Module Co-coordinator)

Level 5 – Television News for Journalists  (Module Coordinator)

Level 5 - Broadcast Journalism (Module Coordinator)

Level 6 – Broadcast TV News (Module Coordinator)

Level 6 - Advanced Broadcast Journalism (Module Coordinator)

Level 6 – Digital Media Portfolio 

 

 Major Administrative / Academic Roles and Responsibilities

Broadcast Journalism Programme Leader 2012-present

Admissions tutor for Broadcast Journalism 2012-present

External Examiner – Journalism, Grimsby Institute 2006-2010

External Examiner -  TV & Video, Grimsby Institute 2006-2010

External Examiner – Photography, Grimsby Institute 2006-2008

External Curriculum Review Panel Member – University of Huddersfield, June 2006

 

Current Year at Leeds Trinity:

ULTA-2 Mentor 2009-2014

SSAC staff member  2010-2013

Mentor to new member of staff, 2008-2009

Module Coordinator, see above, since 2008

Member of group looking at revalidation of Journalism Programme, 2008-2009

Member of group developing new Journalism & Politics Programme, 2008-2009

Representing Media and Journalism Departments  on Open Days, since 2008

Progress Tutor, since 2008

Placement Tutor, since 2008

 

Previously at York St John University:

Module Coordinator, Level 2 Non-Fiction Research, Design & Planning, 2006-2007