Dr Richard Fern

I’m a combination of experienced  journalist and qualified academic. It’s an unusual mixture – you’ll often find one but not the other…but here I am.

I’m currently based at De Montfort University, But I got my PhD at Sheffield, and I’ve worked at Birmingham City University and Nottingham Trent.

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Based in Birmingham – my journalism has has been published in The Guardian, The Times Higher, Maxim, Esquire and a host of other titles. From hard news to features; from the wildly creative to the focussed and technical; you can Click here for examples of my writing.

NCTJ-trained and NUJ accredited I work with national and regional titles providing focused investigative journalism, well-observed features, court reporting and intelligent think-piece op eds.

I’m also a media-trainer. My courses cover

  • Media awareness – what do the media want, and how to use the their agenda
  • Media writing – how to write press releases that get published
  • Media interviewing – How to survive media interviews on TV and Radio

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