The Visiting Professorship of Media was established in 1996, as part of a generous benefaction from Rupert Murdoch. It is an annual appointment and the Professor will give a series of lectures during the academic year (usually in January/February).
The current postholder is Zing Tsjeng, Executive Editor of VICE UK, and author of the Forgotten Women series. Her next lecture will take place in person and online on 22 October at 17:30. She will talk on the topic of ''Yellow Peril' in the UK', examining the way in which East and South East Asian people in the UK have been depicted in the British press and media.
Her first lecture, 'Everything is online now – how the internet blurred fact and fiction', explored how the line between offline and online life has collapsed and the implications, opportunities and challenges that has for journalists.
The lecture is available to watch on YouTube:
Previous Professors have included:
Samir Shah, Chief Executive and Creative Director, Juniper TV, who delivered his 2019 lectures: