Course Leader - Peter Rook
In my journalistic career I have been fired out of a cannon, spent two days reporting from one of Britain’s toughest category A jails and had the phone slammed down on me by an egotistical celebrity (is there really any other kind?).
Now I help students develop the skills necessary to pursue their own careers in what is a fascinating, changing and challenging profession.
My name is Peter Rook and I am the course leader for BA Hons Multimedia Journalism.
I graduated in English and History BA (Hons) Combined Studies (in the days before journalism degrees even existed) and completed my National Council for Training Journalists Pre-entry Certificate in the 1980s while working for my local newspaper in London.
Since then I have been a news editor and features editor on regional evening newspapers and have worked on national newspapers as a regional stringer and freelancer.