Hilary Scott

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Personal profile


A journalist and media academic working for more than 25 years across a range of regional press and specialist media. Currently Senior Lecturer in Journalism at University of Northampton.

Former Deputy Subject Leader and Programme Leader. Also still a freelance journalist and media trainer. A fully trained design sub-editor, teaching a range of contemporary media skills using Adobe Creative Suite and experienced in online publishing, audio and video editing.

Formerly a weekly columnist for over ten years and involved in the launch of new regional media projects including magazines and websites. Academic supervision has been of practice-based journalism at undergradute level including writing skills, podcasting, law, magazine and newspaper projects, radio and work-based learning placements, along with academic dissertations.

An in-depth knowledge of social media and mobile reporting and a founding member of the BBC/Society of Editors' Local Journalism Working Party, which saw the launch of the BBC Local Democracy Reporters scheme. An Advance HE certified external examiner. Member of the Society of Editors. Host of Research Podcast and Women in the Arts radio show, NLive Radio Northampton. 

Industry Connections

Co-owner of regional magazine The Nenequirer

Host of Ambidextrous Radio Show, showcasing women in the arts and media via nLive Radio 

Industry Connections

Host of Podcasts on academic research RAI. Found here RAI Podcast

Research Interests

Current research is looking at work experience for journalists, podcasting as a teaching and learning tool and the decline of regional newspapers. Interested in role of the media in holding public bodies to account and equality for all in media organisations, especially in areas of class and sex.  

Education/Academic qualification

Post Graduate Certificate in Digital Leadership, University of Northampton

Award Date: 1 Jul 2021

PGCE, Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Leadership, University of Northampton

Award Date: 25 Nov 2020

Designing for 20th century learning (Level 7 30 credits), University of Northampton

Award Date: 1 Nov 2017

External positions

External Examiner BCU, Birmingham City University

1 Jan 20211 Jan 2025

External examiner BIMM London

1 Sept 20171 Sept 2019


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