Lecturer - Broadcasting, Journalism and Media Communications
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For more than ten years Jon was the deputy editor at the Shropshire Star, when it was the country’s fifth largest regional newspaper. He managed all aspects of the paper’s content, ran campaigns and helped launch award-winning new titles for its publishers, the Midlands News Association.
He left the paper three years ago to launch his own magazine in his home town of Shrewsbury, and work as a freelance trainer and journalism consultant.
He now helps train journalists at the country’s largest regional newspaper – the Express & Star in Wolverhampton – and the BBC, where he was involved in the corporation’s pioneering apprenticeship programme.
He has also recently launched a new PR agency in Shrewsbury and sits on the shorthand examining board for the National Council for the Training of Journalists, helping shape the training of would-be journalists across the country.
Away from work he has two children, watches more sport than is healthy and likes nothing more than riding his motorbike.
Jon graduated from the University of York with an honours degree in Philosophy.
Jon sits on the shorthand examining board for the National Council for the Training of Journalists.
Media Business, Multi-Media Journalism
NCTJ Certificate of HE in Journalism
News reporting, shorthand and sports journalism