The Journalism Education Journal

Journalism Education is the journal of the Association for Journalism Education, a body representing educators in HE in the UK and Ireland.

The aim of the journal is to promote and develop analysis and understanding of journalism education and of journalism, particularly when that is related to journalism education.


Professor Chris Frost, Liverpool John Moores University

Pictured is Chris Frost, one of the editors of the journal

Professor Chris Frost is emeritus professor of Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University and has been a journalist, editor and journalism educator for nearly 50 years, working in newspapers before moving into the academy.

He is a former Chair of the Association for Journalism Education in UK and Ireland. He is a former president of the NUJ and still sits on the union’s National Executive Council and chairs the union’s Ethics Council. He is a former member of the UK Press Council.

Chris has authored several books, including Journalism Ethics and Regulation, 4th edition (2016) and Privacy and the News Media and Reporting for Journalists, 2nd edition (2010) – as well as many book chapters and academic papers mainly concerning journalism ethics and regulation.

He has been a consultant or visiting professor in much of Eastern Europe, China, Malaysia, India, South East Asia, and Africa.

Dr Lada T. Price, University of Sheffield

Pictured is Lada Price, one of the editors of the journal

Dr Lada Trifonova Price is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism at the Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield, UK.

Her current research focuses on challenges to media freedom and journalistic practice in Eastern and Southern European democracies, as well as examining physical and psychological threats to safety of journalists.

She has published several papers on journalism practice in fragile democracies, examining a range of threats to press freedom, censorship and self-censorship, ethical challenges, and media corruption.

She is the editor of the Routledge Companion to Journalism Ethics published in 2021 and just edited a special journal issue on trauma literacy in global journalism education and practice for the Journalism, Media & Communication Educator published in June 2023.

Sean Dodson, Leeds Beckett University (book editor)

Sean Dodson is the course director for the postgraduate Journalism and Public Relations program at Leeds Beckett University.

Before this role, he worked as a staff journalist at The Guardian and contributed to various international publications like the Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne Age, and South China Morning Post, among others. He has also written for newspapers and magazines such as Wired Magazine, Design Week, The Big Issue and Dazed and Confused.

His academic work focusses on the ethics of digital journalism. His ongoing research project aims to gauge the extent of influence that traditional media wields over the news agenda in the realm of social media.

Sean holds the position of a senior fellow at the Higher Education Academy and has previously served as a judge for the Orwell Prize, which is the most prestigious award for political writing in the UK.