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Biography

Lindsay joined Leeds Trinity in October 2008 after working as a journalist for 18 years in both print and broadcast media, and continues to do regular freelance PR work and media training with the police.
 

Her industry experience includes newspaper reporting and feature writing for local, regional and national newspapers.

Lindsay's biggest scoop came while working for the Observer newspaper group in Watford - a world exclusive interview with the family of jailed Barings Bank employee Nick Leeson, who would later become known as the Rogue Trader.

During her 11 years at ITV Yorkshire she worked as a producer, documentary-maker, news editor and on-screen reporter for the regional news programme Calendar, with frequent live location work and inserts into the network ITN bulletins.

Some of the stories she has covered include the Bradford riots, the murder of PC Sharon Beshenivsky, the 7/7 bombers, the Selby train crash, the summer floods of 2007 and the disappearance of Shannon Matthews. 

Lindsay has also reported from foreign locations including Iraq.

Some of the well-known people she has interviewed include: Prince Charles, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair, Cheryl Cole, Kimberley Walsh, Geoff Boycott, Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, Trevor McDonald, Leigh Francis (as Craig David), Alan Bennett, Matthew Pincent, Chris Moyles, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Vaughan and Liz Dawn (Vera Duckworth). However, it is usually the words of “ordinary” folk involved in extraordinary events that she remembers best.

Her technical expertise includes filming and editing using a variety of cameras and edit systems including Sony EX1, JVC HM100, iPhones, Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid.
 
 

Teaching and Administration

Teaching experience

Part-time hourly lecturer, Huddersfield University School of Media, October 2007 to May 2008

Mentoring of trainee journalists at ITV Yorkshire

Currently teaching at Leeds Trinity University

 

Current Teaching responsibilities

Undergraduate and MA journalism and media:

Shorthand

L5 Documentary

L4 & L5 TV Studio production

L6 Advanced Digital Journalism (contributing)

Live production (Journalism and Media Week, MOJO Week, TV newsdays, Media Programme Level Assessment in the TV Studio)

Major Administrative / Academic Roles and Responsibilities

Shorthand tuition for UG and MA journalism students and liaison with National Council for the Training of Journalists for accreditation.

Module co-ordinator for Level 5 Documentary.

Research interests

As a member of the academic staff I am developing my research interests based on my professional knowledge and experience.

Education/Academic qualification

Diploma, Westminster Press (London)

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