School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies


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Mr Bernie Saunders

  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer in Journalism
  • Address: Milldam, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, Hants PO1 3AS
  • Telephone: 023 9284 2177
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  • Department: School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Bernie Saunders is Senior Lecturer in Media Law and Journalism. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years and has worked for regional and national publications at home and abroad. He has been involved in the education and training of journalists for many years.

His special areas of interest are media law, court and crime reporting and news and feature writing. He has also developed and delivered a range of specialist training workshops for the continuous professional development of senior journalists.

Bernie is a former director of the National Council for the Training of Journalists, the body which oversees the training of newspaper journalists in the UK, and a former member of the NCTJ's Law Board which sets and monitors law examinations for journalists.


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