Kate Feld

School of Arts and Media

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Contact Details

MediaCityUK Room 3.01

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Current positions

Lecturer in Digital Journalism


I began my journalism career in 1999, as a news reporter on newspapers in my native New England including The Valley News, where I was trained by a Pulitzer Prize-winning editor. Following my completion of a Masters in Journalism at Columbia University I worked as an assistant editor in the New York newsroom of the Associated Press before moving to the UK in 2003. My freelance journalism has been published in The Guardian, The Independent, Art World and Time Out.

My journalism career has included working as a researcher on factual programmes such as Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4, subbing national newspapers and magazines for Northern & Shell, editing Northern cultural website Creative Tourist, and extensive work at the forefront of blogging and social media. From 2006-2016 I worked at Manchester Literature Festival where I ran social media, digital marketing and the website, wrote the brochure and hosted author events.

I am founding director of digital writing organization Openstories, whose Arts Council-funded projects include Rainy City Stories: an interactive writers’ map of Manchester; the long-running Blog North Awards; and, currently, The Real Story, a writing development project devoted to promoting the form of creative nonfiction in the UK.

 My creative and critical work is frequently published in literary journals, and I undertake a wide array of teaching, speaking and creative practice outside of my university teaching. My latest publications and work can be found here: katefeld.com


I teach Digital Journalism and Specialist Journalism Practice on the International and Digital Journalism MA, and teach on the Multimedia Newsdays for the undergraduate program

Additionally I have guest lectured at universities including The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, Lancaster University, Edge Hill University and the University of Cumbria

Research Interests

Digital Journalism, Social Media, Art Writing, Cultural Journalism and Criticism, Longform Narrative Journalism, Photojournalism, Investigative Journalism, Creative Nonfiction, The Essay, Experimental Nonfiction, The New Journalism, Interdisciplinary Applications of Journalism, Independent Publishing, Citizen Journalism

Qualifications and Memberships

I hold a Master of Sciences degree in Journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, New York where I was the 2003 Lorana Sullivan Fellow for Investigative Journalism. I also hold a Bachelor of the Arts degree from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland where I graduated with honors.