Published: 2 July 2012 at 15:47
Anglia Ruskin Visiting Professor to invite Piers Morgan to post-Leveson lecture series
Political correspondent and youth employment campaigner Martin Bright has been appointed Visiting Professor of Journalism by Anglia Ruskin University.
April 2012 saw the official opening of the £9.3 million University Centre Harlow, which is a partnership between Anglia Ruskin and Harlow College.
University Centre Harlow is home to the Journalism Centre at Harlow College, Britain’s oldest journalism school, which offers BA (Hons) in Journalism and an FdA in Sports Journalism, both validated by Anglia Ruskin.
One of Professor Bright’s first projects is to invite a number of Harlow’s alumni – including former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan – to take part in a lecture series discussing the future of journalism in the aftermath of the Leveson Inquiry, which is examining the culture, practice and ethics of the press.
Professor Bright said:
Professor Bright, who is currently Political Editor of the Jewish Chronicle, has enjoyed a 25-year career in radio, television and print. He was the Political Editor of the New Statesman from 2005-8 and worked on a number of roles for the Observer, including Education Correspondent and Home Affairs Editor.
In 2009 he founded a start-up charity, New Deal of The Mind, which helps young unemployed people find work in the creative industries. Last year, in partnership with Harlow MP Robert Halfon, he launched a Parliamentary Academy for apprentices wanting to work in Westminster.