Miriam Phillips

Miriam Phillips

  • Senior Lecturer in Journalism English and Communication
  • Fourth Floor Weymouth House
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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 published 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.


  • Phillips, M., 2019. A career in magazines and newspapers. Writing Feature Articles: Print, Digital and Online, Fifth edition. 243-251.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Quality education

"Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all"

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Industry, innovation and infrastructure

"Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation"

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Life on land

"Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss"

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Peace, justice and strong institutions

"Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels"

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Journal Articles



  • Phillips, M., 2019. A career in magazines and newspapers. Writing Feature Articles: Print, Digital and Online, Fifth edition. 243-251.

Profile of Teaching UG

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

External Responsibilities

Internal Responsibilities

  • Principle Investigator and Programme Leader: Facebook/Meta Community Reporter Training (NCTJ diploma for professionals), Department for Communications and Journalism
  • Programme Leader BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism + BA (Hons) Multimedia Sport Journalism, Department for Communications and Journalism
  • NCTJ Co-ordinator, BU co-ordinator for the delivery of the professional diploma by The National Council for the Training of Journalists.. http://www.nctj.com/

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Manager or Dorchester COVID-19 Community Group (01 Mar 2020)
  • Committee member for the Dorset Food & Arts Festival (01 Jan 2015)
  • Celebrating Poundbury Magazine (01 Jan 2015)

Consultancy Activities

  • Media Consultant, Media consultancy. The Watercress Company
  • Media Consultant, Editor, Factfile Editor, Website Editor and Content Project Manager. The Duchy of Cornwall

Attended Training

  • NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference, 29 Nov 2018
  • NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference 2017, 29 Nov 2017
  • NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference


  • PGCE in Education (Bournemouth University, 2019)
  • NCTJ in NCE Advanced Diploma (National Council for Training of Journalists, 2009)
  • BA (Hons) in Multimedia Journalism (Bournemouth University, 2007)
  • NCTJ in News Diploma (National Council for the Training of Journalists, 2007)


  • Fellowship (Higher Education Academy, 2019)
  • 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 2009 (National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Dorset, 2009)
  • Young Journalist of the Year 2008 (National Union of Journalists (NUJ), 2008)


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