Staff profile

Alex Ward


Lecturer in Journalism

Alex Ward talking at an Open Day

Subject

Journalism

College

College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Campus

Markeaton Street, Derby Campus

Email

a.ward@derby.ac.uk

About

I am a lecturer in Journalism and teach predominantly on the Football Journalism and Specialist Sports Journalism courses.

My main expertise is video and before joining the University of Derby I held the position of Video Manager in the Communications Department at Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. I was responsible for the club's video content for nine years, setting up its YouTube channel, managing the club’s website and developing Wolves' social media channels.

Before my time at Wolves, I spent two years as a broadcast journalist in local radio.

Teaching responsibilities

I lead and teach a module on video journalism and am also involved in teaching some aspects of audio and multimedia journalism.

Membership of professional bodies

Became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2018.

Qualifications

Experience in industry

Two years as a broadcast journalist as 107.7 the Wolf (now Signal 107) in Wolverhampton.

Nine years in the Communications Department at Wolves as a press officer, videographer and then Video Manager.