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De Montfort University
De Montfort University (DMU) is a leading institution for professional, vocational and creative education, underpinned by research excellence. In the Government's most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2001), DMU received a higher proportion of top
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John Dilley, Journalism lecturer and Director of the Leicester Centre for Journalism at DMU, said: "Laura has star quality written all over her.
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Newspaper expert John Dilley has been appointed the inaugural director of the Leicester Centre for Journalism (LCJ).
NCTJ students make the news on election night - NCTJ
LCJ director and journalism lecturer John Dilley, who led the team, said: "They were absolutely fantastic.
Their dedication and commitment was startling, especially when you consider some of the students didn't get to bed until seven and then had a shorthand exam at 10.30am!"
John added: "The stories they filed were a mixture of facts, stats, reaction and quirky - the strangest had to be the female student who got some real off-the-cuff quotes in the ladies' loo from the Labour candidate who went on to win her seat."
Department of Media, Film & Journalism
John Dilley joined DMU as a senior lecturer in 2003 on the flagship postgraduate course and has led the drive to further improve links between the course and newspapers in the East Midlands as well as right across the country.
is primarily in charge of the sexy part of the journalism curriculum - helping students produce real stories on real papers and real websites on a daily basis.
also helps the students pass the two NCTJ journalism qualifications - the News Writing exam and the Portfolio.
He has wide-ranging newspaper experience having worked for the regional and national press in the UK as well as a year in the Australian media.
He knows all about tough markets having headed the award-winning communications programme for Emap - there are not many more challenging audiences than people in the Media and the City.
international brief ranged from Newcastle to New York, London to Los Angles, Peterborough to Paris and Stockton to Sydney.
He has an impressive training pedigree having helped set up the award-winning Emap training centre, qualified as a TEFL teacher (experience in England and Asia) as well graduating with a Higher Education teaching degree.
is currently conducting ground-breaking research on the future shape of training and education for the UK's newspapers as part of an MA by Independent Study.
has a thriving training consultancy business working for all the major regional newspaper groups and some b2b magazine groups.
He is also an editorial consultant for the NCTJ working on syllabus and exam development, and leader of workshops for lecturers from other NCTJ-accredited courses.
He is also a lead examiner for the preliminary news writing and subbing exams, and the NCE subbing and interview exams.