Thursday, 29 January 2015
The editor of BBC Sport England has joined the University of Worcester’s Journalism team.
Dan Johnson, a graduate of the University, has been a journalist and broadcaster with the BBC for over 13 years and, in his current role, has ultimate responsibility for all online sport output for BBC English Regions.
He is also a football commentator for BBC Hereford and Worcester, covering his hometown club, Worcester City.
Dan has already been involved as a sessional lecturer within the University’s Journalism department, but will begin teaching on the Sports Journalism next month.
He says: “Having grown up in the county and graduated from the University of Worcester in 1997, it has been a long-held ambition of mine to ‘put something back’, and lecturing here is a great opportunity to do just that.
“Being BBC Sport England editor allows me to help shape the rapidly changing future of sports journalism, and I am really keen to share my real experience at the sharp end with the enthusiastic and dedicated students.
“Working with the brilliant Journalism lecturers, I feel confident that we can give Worcester students the edge against their competitors as they prepare to begin their careers in journalism.”
Alongside his sports journalism career, Dan presented and produced The Friday Session, which was one of the first shows for unsigned bands on BBC Local Radio, and is an FA-qualified football coach.
Prospective students will have the chance to see what Worcester can offer them at the University’s next Open Event, which takes place on Wednesday, February 18 between 12pm and 4pm. For more information, visit the Open Day pages.