Miriam Phillips

Miriam Phillips

  • 65930 -Andy Bissells's
  • mphillips at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Lecturer (Academic) in Journalism, English & Communication
  • Weymouth House W337, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Miriam Phillips is an award-winning journalist and lecturer in Multimedia Journalism in the School of Journalism, English and Communication.

Miriam has written for many of the UK's daily newspapers and was Chief Reporter for Newsquest at a daily newspaper in Dorset. She ran editorial campaigns, managed the website and specialised in investigations and crime reporting across the South. At the start of the boom of hyperlocal sites Miriam help set up local news websites for Northcliffe and Trinity Mirror in boroughs of London. Using this knowledge of hyperlocal news, Miriam launched her own publishing company in 2015 and now edits and publishes a luxury magazine with all the news and features for Poundbury, Dorset. Miriam maintains her links in the industry and regularly writes for national newspapers including The Guardian and The Observer.

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Professional Placements Unit Leader - insuring the students are working well in the industry
  • Level 6 Convergence News Days - specialising in court reporting
  • News & Online 2 Unit Leader - Interviewing skills, multimedia news reporting and all elements of professional NCTJ exams
  • News & Online 1- news writing, interview skills, ethics, convergence and court reporting skills

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Editor and Publisher of Celebrating Poundbury Magazine
  • Committee member for the Dorset Food & Arts Festival in charge of media and communication and logistical planning.


  • NCTJ in NCE Advanced Diploma (National Council for Training of Journalists, 2009)
  • NCTJ in News Diploma (National Council for the Training of Journalists, 2007)
  • BA (Hons) in Multimedia Journalism (Bournemouth University, 2007)


  • Finalist in the Business Mother of The Year category for my role as Publisher at Bright Daisy Publishing (Dorset Venus Business Awards, 2016)
  • Shortlisted for the NCTJ News Reporter of the Year 2011 (National Council for The Training of Journalists (NCTJ), 2011)
  • Shortlisted for the NCTJ News Reporter of the Year (National Council for The Training of Journalists (NCTJ), 2009)
  • Young Journalist of the Year 2008 (National Union of Journalists (NUJ), 2008)
  • Young Journalist of the Year 2009 (National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Dorset, 2009)


External Media and Press

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