Michael Sunderland

Michael Sunderland

  • 01202 965394
  • msunderland at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer In Multimedia Journalism
  • WH
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I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Communication and Journalism and Programme Leader for MA Multimedia Journalism.

I am a PhD candidate with research interests in humanitarian communications, media and sustainability, and campaigning.

I am currently a Co-Investigator on Tie u Orja, a research and capacity building project aiming to strengthen disaster-preparedness among crisis communicators in Sierra Leone.

I was previously a producer and reporter at Sky News, where I specialised in foreign news, and later a video, radio and online journalist covering East and Central Africa. I have spent much of my career in Africa, both as a journalist and during two stints managing media relations for Save the Children.

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Profile of Teaching PG

  • Digital Journalism
  • Multimedia Reporting Skills
  • Documentary Journalism
  • Journalism in Global Contexts

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Video Journalism
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Major Multimedia Projects
  • Converged Journalism
  • Dissertations

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