Staff Profiles: Tom Bradshaw

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Tom Bradshaw

Staff Profile: Tom Bradshaw
Senior Lecturer and Academic Course Leader in Sports Journalism

Tom Bradshaw

Tom Bradshaw

Senior Lecturer and Academic Course Leader in Sports Journalism

Journalism

I love the excitement of covering live events and rubbing shoulders with some of the big names in the sporting world. I specialise in using digital media to cover live sporting events, and I'm also really interested in sports journalism ethics.

Telephone: +44 (0)1242 715057 Email: tbradshaw@glos.ac.uk

Biography

As an award-winning multimedia sports journalist I've covered sports events all over Europe, working for titles across the globe.

As well as being a match commentator and pundit for BBC radio, I've covered sports fixtures for a variety of titles including The Times, Daily Express, The Guardian and The Rugby Paper as well as written sports pages for South African daily papers The Star in Johannesburg and the Daily News in Durban. I've written for numerous official matchday programmes at Twickenham and broken exclusive sports news stories for a range of media, including Radio 5 Live.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
MA (Hons) Philosophy Cambridge University 2000
PG Dip Print Journalism University of Central Lancashire 2001
PG Cert Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice University of Gloucestershire 2015

Accreditation

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Awards

Sports Journalist of the Year at EDF South West Media Awards 2010

Sports Journalist of the Year at EDF South West Media Awards 2011

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of Rugby Union Writers' Club

Teaching and research

Teaching

Tom teaches on modules involving: sports writing; live sports coverage; online journalism and blogging; history and ethics of sport; media law and ethics

Level

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Research

Tom is currently researching a PhD on sports journalism ethics, focusing on self-censorship and 'clickbait'. He has written articles for The Conversation on censorship and media law.

Publications

External responsibilities

I combine running the BA Sports Journalism degree with a busy freelance schedule. Away from the university, I work for the BBC, national newspapers and a variety of sports titles both in print and online.

Subjects for media interviews

sports journalism; media ethics; censorship

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