Current staff on the programme include:
Professor Stuart Price
Stuart is Professor of Media and Political Discourse, Chair of the Media Discourse Group, co-editor of the books series ‘Protest, Media and Culture’ (including ‘Sites of Protest’, 2016), and the author of a number of monographs, book chapters and articles on Media, Communication and Politics (including ‘Worst-case Sceario’, 2011). He is also programme leader for the MA course Global Media. A highly experienced PhD supervisor, Stuart’s research interests include the role of journalists in the dissemination of meaning, news discourses and the ‘war on terror’.
Tor is Principal Lecturer in Journalism, and has been a journalist since the 1980s, spending the first part of his career in newspapers, working his way up from reporter to Editor. He edited two regional newspapers and also specialised as a political journalist. He joined DMU in 2004 to set up the university’s popular and respected undergraduate Journalism degree programmes, including the flagship Journalism BA (Single Honours) programme, which is one of only 15 UK Journalism degrees accredited by the industry’s training authority, the National Council for the Training of Journalists. Tor is also a DMU Teacher Fellow, an award recognising his innovation and leadership in the field of learning and teaching, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Professor Jason Lee
Professor Jason Lee leads the Leicester Media School where the Investigative Journalism MA is situated. He is the author/editor of 15 books, with work translated into ten languages. His interdisciplinary work explores what are often considered to be taboo and contentious subjects, including child sexual abuse, addiction, nationalism, and ‘madness’. He is the founder and editor of the book series and journal Transgressive Culture. As well as critical work, Jason Lee is an award winning screenwriter, playwright, poet, and novelist.
Dr James Russell
Dr James Russell, Principal Lecturer in Film Studies, leads the Media, Film and Journalism Subject Group. He is the author of The Historical Epic and Contemporary Hollywood: From Dances With Wolves to Gladiator (Continuum, 2007), and has published articles, reviews and book chapters on many other aspects of American film and TV history, as well as material for the Guardian newspaper.