BBC man becomes new head of journalism at the University of Essex

University of Essex

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A former editor of the BBC Ten O’Clock News has joined the University of Essex as its founding professor of journalism.

Jonathan Baker, who left the BBC earlier this year after more than 30 years in news, is the university’s first founding professor in a new curriculum area for more than 20 years.

Mr Baker held a number of senior positions across BBC television, radio and newsgathering, including Executive Editor Radio News, World News Editor and Head of Newsgathering.

He was also head of the BBC College of Journalism which is responsible for delivering journalism training to more than 8,000 BBC journalists in the UK and overseas.

At the university, he will be responsible for developing an innovative curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate courses which are due to start next year.

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12:26pm Mon 4 Aug 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

How about concentrating on getting yourselves a Chancellor?
Then you can start to think about going back to the old UCAS points system and stop being this wanton, wannabe elitist copy of OxBridge!
it does not matter how many honorary doctorates you give out to media stars and how many people you bring into the fold to power broker your position in "The System".
You will not get away from the back, that you have gone back to your old Blood Ways of the mid 80's. (We all know what happened back then):
I find the announcement quite repugnant.
How about concentrating on getting yourselves a Chancellor? Then you can start to think about going back to the old UCAS points system and stop being this wanton, wannabe elitist copy of OxBridge! it does not matter how many honorary doctorates you give out to media stars and how many people you bring into the fold to power broker your position in "The System". You will not get away from the back, that you have gone back to your old Blood Ways of the mid 80's. (We all know what happened back then): I find the announcement quite repugnant. TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
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