The Independent’s editor joins other leading journalists on new advisory panel

Top journalists from across the industry will help guide London Met’s journalism course.

Date: 14 August 2015

Amol Rajan, Editor of The Independent and columnist for the Evening Standard, is just one of several prominent names who will sit on a new advisory panel for the University’s BA Journalism course.

Amol was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University’s graduation ceremonies last month as the youngest ever, and first non-white person, to be appointed as editor of a national daily newspaper.

The aim of the panel is “to keep both the course and tutors informed of developments in the field of journalism as and when they arise,” said course leader and Associate Professor Victoria Neumark Jones.

“Journalism is a constantly evolving subject, especially so in the multi-platform convergent world in which we all live,” added Victoria. “It is essential that our teaching keeps on top of any new trends so that our students are equipped with relevant skills to enter the industry.”

Joining Amol on the panel are Peter Hoskins, the Head of morning programming for the international news channel Bloomberg Television, Martin Dickson, former Deputy Editor and US Managing Editor for the Financial Times, Rossalyn Warren, a UK based reporter for BuzzFeed News, and Rachel Oldroyd, Managing Editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

The panel will also give London Met’s journalism students access to invaluable industry expertise and an opportunity to build contacts in the field.

For more information about London Met’s BA Journalism course visit the course’s web page