Angela Phillips teaches journalism and journalism studies and is active in journalism research. She established the MA Journalism, MA Digital Journalism and initiated the joint honours BA Journalism in conjunction with the Department of Computing, as well as convening all other undergraduate journalism courses. In 2009 she launched EastLondonLines.co.uk a local, multi-media, news website that is run by Goldsmiths students and has a significant local audience. She has been a journalist for over forty years, starting in the alternative and feminist press of the 1970s and moving on to work for national newspapers, magazines, television and radio (the BBC and independents). She trained initially as a photographer and worked for several years as a photojournalist before moving into print and online media with occassional forays into TV and radio. Her research interests cover: democracy and journalism, ethics, working practices, the changing audience for news and changing news consumption behaviour. She works with the Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre and is also the chair of the Ethics Committee of the Coordinating Committee for Media Reform. She gave evidence to the Leveson enquiry into the press.
Convenor of Journalism in Context, a post graduate course which considers journalism theory from the position of practice.
Course convenor for Digital Methods
Convenor for Journalism practice on Media and Communications courses.
Conference Papers and Seminars
Speed, Quality and Sociability: the changing practice of live news reporting
Future Journalism Conference, Cardiff 2011
Paper for Trust, Truth, and Performance: Diverse Journalisms in the 21st Century, University of Groningen, December 2009
Transparency and the new ethics of journalism, paper for Future of Journalism Conference, Cardiff 2009
Old Sources: New Bottles: panel speaker, ECREA, Barcelona 2008
New Media, Old News: Journalism and Democracy in a Digital Age Seminar, British Academy, 19 November 2008
Media Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC), Jönköping Business School, Sweden in April 2008
Who speaks: panel speaker IAMCR, Paris July 2007
Ourselves and Our Others, ICA conference, San Francisco, May 2007
Speaker, Shanghai University conference on journalism training, Shanghai, December 2006
Journalism in Context: practice and theory for the digital age
Sociability, Speed and Quality in the Changing News Environment
Rehabilitating Britain’s news media
Freedman, Des (D. J.)
Transparency and the new ethics of journalism, The Future of Journalism Special issue
Implications of Technological Change for Journalists Tasks and Skills
Practising What We Preach: the role of practice in media degrees—and journalism teaching in particular
Futures of journalists: low paid piece workers or global brands?
News, Ethics and Market Competition
Coordinating Committee for Media Reform (2012) Promoting a democratic and accountable media
Faster and Shallower: Homogenisation, Cannibalization and the Death of Reporting
Old Sources: New Bottles
An Ethical Deficit? Accountability, Norms, and the Material Conditions of Contemporary Journalism
Journalists as Unwilling 'Sources': Transparency and the New Ethics of Journalism
Who Spoke and Who Was Heard in the Cartoons debate?
Ourselves and Our Others
A Very British Response
I am currently engaged in research into: "Accessing and Consuming News: How Young People Find News in a Networked Society." It is part of a three country study on the news consumption behaviour of young people. This research is part funded by the EPSRC Communities and Culture Network+