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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 shifts at ITV Yorkshire.
 

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 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 and All Saints

 

Current Teaching responsibilities

Undergraduate and postgraduate journalism and media:

MFC 1032 Level 1 Media Production (TV Studio)

MFC 2042 Level 2 Media Production (Script to Screen)

MJO 30003 Post Graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism (Journalism Skills for Television)

Placement tutor for Level 2 students on JOU 2112 and MFC 2012

 

Major Administrative / Academic Roles and Responsibilities

Departmental

Leading role in PG Broadcast Journalism Programme with regard to TV broadcast developments

Research interests

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

 

My intention is to study for an MA in Journalism, with potential subjects including:

The future of media regulation and how to police online journalism

The future of Public Service Broadcasting

Whether the media creates a climate of fear (terrorism, recession, housing market, bird flu, etc)

Whether the “news on demand” phenomenon is leading the younger generation to be better informed citizens, or the older “Nine O’Clock News” generation have more knowledge of world affairs.

Education/Academic qualification

Diploma, Westminster Press (London)

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