Mr John Coster

Job: Lecturer

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

School/department: Leicester Media School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: 0116 255 1551




Personal profile

Freelance journalist, educator, and documentarian.

Research group affiliations

  • Institute for Research in Criminology and Community and Social Justice
  • Media Discourse Centre (MDC)
  • Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT)

Areas of teaching

Social Media - Community Media - Documentary Media

Courses taught

Communication Arts BA (Hons) / Media Production BSc (Hons)

Membership of external committees

Remembering Srebrenica East Midlands - Board Member - Media rep STEMNET - STEM Ambassador

Membership of professional associations and societies

Association of Independent Museums (AiM) - member


Documentary Media Centre - registered Small independent Museum, Archive & Library

Parallel Lives - a 'community of practice' with practitioners located across Latin America, West & East Africa, South Asia, and South-East Asia.

Museum of Community Media (Citizens Eye archive)

Conflict Reportage

Doc Media for Learning

Consultancy work

Media advisor to the following organizations:

  • Sikh Museum Initiative (UK)
  • Mind Me International NGO (Kenya)
  • ‘of contemporary photography’ NGO and ‘Nairobi Beyond’ photography festival (Kenya)
  • New – disability charity (UK)
  • New – mixed media project (UK/Uganda)
  • Zinthiya Trust (UK charity)
  • Deafkidz International NGO (Jamaica)
  • Local NGO (Cambodia)

Case studies

Documentary Media Festival - 2019 is 10th Year