Current staff on the programme include:
Dr Richard Danbury
Richard Danbury has a background in law, journalism and academia. He practiced briefly as a criminal barrister, before joining the BBC, where he worked for about a decade. He worked in news and current affairs, specializing in interviews and investigations, working for extended periods on programmes such as Newsnight and Panorama, and was Deputy Editor of the 2010 BBC Prime Ministerial Debate. He then became freelance, and has since worked for Channel 4, Sky and ITN, and continues to work on live political programmes. He was part of teams that won two Royal Television Society Awards, and a New York Festivals medal, and his work has been nominated for other awards.
His undergraduate degree is in philosophy from Cambridge, he took his doctorate at Oxford, writing a thesis that considered questions of media law and theory. He then completed two years’ post-doctoral research back at Cambridge, researching copyright and news, where he teaches freedom of information law on the LLM. He has coordinated Channel 4’s investigative journalism training scheme for a number of years, and continues to do so.
David Hayward is a journalist, writer and media consultant. He works with news organisations, governments, NGOs and charities, designing online video, digital media and crisis communications strategies. David was a journalist at the BBC for 18 years. He worked across the organisation, as a reporter, producer and senior editor, in network radio, TV and for the BBC World Service Trust in Bosnia, Albania and Romania. His most recent role was head of the BBC Journalism Programme. The programme was designed to keep the BBC at the vanguard of the digital news revolution. He established and turned it into an internationally renowned series of conferences, master-classes, debates, workshops and training courses. These included the BBC Social Media Summits in partnership with the New York Times.
David has a strong track record of leading teams at the forefront of the move into multi-skilled, multi-media working. He was editor of the first BBC multi-media newsroom and led several high-profile projects, including the BBC’s Local TV pilot. He lectures and writes about ethics and the changing nature of journalism and is regularly invited to speak at conferences in the UK and internationally.
Pervez Khan is a senior Producer/Director and Series Producer across both film and TV documentary. His portfolio of work stretches over 17 years and includes flagship current affairs investigations for Channel 4's Dispatches and BBC's Panorama strands. His work has won several Royal Television Society awards, a BAFTA nomination, a Sandford and a host of international awards.
Pervez's undergraduate degree was in history and film, but his specialisms concentrate on his ever-evolving knowledge of current documentary production and broadcast investigation techniques. His aim is to bring a flavour of today's broadcast industry into the classroom.
Hannah is a producer, filmmaker, and investigative journalist who has worked across documentaries and current affairs in Britain and North America. She has worked in strains including Dispatches and Unreported World, as well as producing for Channel 4 News. She took part in the Investigative Journalism Training Scheme at Channel 4 and holds an MA in Investigative Journalism from City University. Prior to working in television, she assisted in investigations at The Times and Private Eye.
Hannah teaches and trains journalists and filmmakers at the secondary school, university, and professional levels. She teaches the secondary school journalism program at Queen's College, Cambridge, lectures on the JOUR5101 and JOUR5103 modules at DMU, and trains journalists in research and filming techniques for Channel 4
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 Scenario’, 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’.