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Respected Freelance Joins Journalism Department

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One of the Midlands’ top national freelance journalists, Christine Challand, has been appointed to the University of Worcester’s Journalism department.

Her part-time appointment within the Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts follows a four year affiliation with the University, during which she has taught media law and ethics, feature writing and online journalism.

Christine is a regular contributor to Associated Newspapers, and her appointment highlights Worcester’s commitment to its digital and multi-platform academic modules.

A significant investment in teaching and learning resources for Journalism is currently under way, with the addition of two new radio studios and digital upgrades to existing TV and web production facilities as part of the University’s accreditation with the Broadcast Journalism Training Council.

“There’s never been a more exciting time to study and teach journalism at Worcester,” said Christine. “The skills required by young print and broadcast journalists to succeed in the online industry are constantly evolving.

“An understanding of ethical reporting restraints complements technical skills like producing video and copy, and our students know exactly what they are expected to deliver once they’ve graduated.”

Claire Wolfe, Subject Leader in Journalism, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Christine has agreed to join us on a more permanent footing.

“She will work for us on set days while continuing to operate as a freelance and this will be of enormous benefit to students who will become aware of challenges faced by journalists on a day to day basis.”