Professor of Broadcast Journalism
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Diane Kemp is a Professor of Broadcast Journalism at the Birmingham School of Media. She currently runs the MA in International Broadcast Journalism and the Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism courses, both of which she also teaches on.
Diane has been associated with the Broadcast Journalism Training Council for many years. She was a university representative voted in for several terms, before becoming Deputy Chair in 2013. Her role is to chair the Journalism and Accreditation Board which convenes every six weeks and the twice yearly Audit Committee.
She was made a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2016 and is a judge for the Royal Television Society’s Television Journalism Awards.
Diane is a consultant for the Council of Europe on diversity in journalism. She is currently coordinating their ‘Div-A’ project – Diversity Accelerator. She was lead consultant on their two year MEDIANE programme and facilitated, as well as published, for the Council of Europe’s previous two campaigns. Diane has taught journalism ethics in Macedonia as well as for the Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU in Lithuania, where she has also done work for Transparency International.
Diane is on the University’s steering committee for Athena Swan and works one day a week on the cross-city initiative ‘Birmingham Partners’ of which Birmingham City University was a founder member.
Diane also collaborates with colleagues from the University’s Centre for Criminal Justice, writing articles investigating media coverage of serious crime.
Prior to becoming an academic Diane worked for the BBC in local radio and regional television, having started her career in commercial radio.
Diane is an external examiner at two universities and has experience of doing the same role at seven others.