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School of Arts and Media

Sara Hadwin

Programme Leader, BA Journalism; Senior Lecturer


Programme Leader, BA Journalism, and senior lecturer University of Salford, MediaCity UK, Manchester  2015 –

  • Lead thriving, BJTC-accredited journalism degree with more than 300 students across multimedia and broadcast pathways

Course Director, MA International Journalism    2006-2015

School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies,

University of Cardiff   

  • Ran multimedia programme of up to 90 students with global focus
  • Taught print and online, international relations for journalists and editorial management modules
  • Promoted to senior lecturer 2012
  • Completed Practical Leadership for University Managers programme

Professional Tutor , PgDip Journalism                      2003-

School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, University of Cardiff

Editor, North West Evening Mail, Barrow               1998-2001

Manufacturing town newspaper, 21,000 circulation, 40 editorial staff, £1m-plus editorial budget, four editions daily plus weekly free and website

Editor / Publisher, Petersfield Post                             1991-98

Market town paid-for weekly with 10,000 circulation, 15 staff, £800k turnover

Editor, Hull and Beverley Independent                        1989-90

Launched county town, paid-for weekly broadsheet

Editor/Publisher, Yorkshire Artscene                          1988-91

Regional arts magazine, contracted out by Arts Council



Multimedia journalism; converged newsdays; major journalism project; political journalism; law and ethics; introduction to journalism; specialist journalism.

Research Interests

Media law and regulation; managing editorial teams; international journalism

Qualifications and Memberships

MA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Oxon)

NCTJ Proficiency Certificate inc 100wpm shorthand


Hadwin, S., Holmes, T., Mottershead G. (2012) The 21st Century Journalism Handbook, Pearson

Hadwin, S. and Bloy, D. (2011) Law and the Media, 2e,  Sweet & Maxwell

Hadwin, S. (2006) Real readers, real news: the work of a local newspaper editor. In: Franklin, B. ed, (2006) Local Journalism and Local Media; Making the Local News London: Routledge