Robin Brown

School of Arts and Media

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Contact Details

MediaCityUK Room 3.01

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Current positions

Lecturer in Journalism


I have worked as a journalist for 20 years and have a wide range of experience in motoring journalism, gaming journalism and leisure & lifestyle journalism.

I have been published in New Statesman, and write a column in Professional Manager, the official magazine of the Chartered Management Institute, on motoring, business and technology.

While I began my career in print latterly I have worked as a website editor, particularly in hyperlocal websites. I am the academic lead on the student-driven university website Salford Now.

I have taught journalism at four British universities.


I am Module Leader on Digital Journalism at Level 4 and Magazine Journalism at Level 6 and teach on a variety of multimedia modules.

Research Interests

Media convergence, social media, media and politics, fake news.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • Philosophy & Politics from the University of Salford
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice at the University of Salford


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.