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Hilary Scott


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A journalist and media academic working for more than 25 years across a range of regional press and specialist media. Currently Deputy Subject Leader for Journalism, Media and Performance at University of Northampton.


Current research is looking at podcasting as a teaching and learning tool.

Former Programme Leader for BA Multimedia Journalism. Also still a freelance journalist and media trainer. A fully trained 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. 

External positions

External examiner BIMM London

1 Sep 20171 Sep 2019

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Research Output 2016 2017

Open Access

Work experience: are some newsrooms failing the next generation of journalists?

Scott, H. C., 23 Jun 2016.

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