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Reader in International Journalism, City, University of London

James Rodgers is the author of 'Assignment Moscow: Reporting on Russia from Lenin to Putin" (Bloomsbury, 2020, 2023); 'Headlines from the Holy Land: Reporting the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict' (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015, 2017); 'No Road Home: Fighting for Land and Faith in Gaza' (Abramis, 2013); and 'Reporting Conflict' (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012). A journalist for 20 years, he worked for Reuters TV and the BBC, completing postings as BBC correspondent in Moscow, Brussels, and Gaza.
He is now at City, University of London, where he is programme director of the BA Journalism, Politics and History.
In 2021, James was elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in recognition of his contribution to the discipline of History.
The subject of his PhD (by prior output), completed at London Metropolitan University under the supervision of Professor Paul Cobley, was 'Reflective Journalistic Practice in an environment of uncertainty and change'. He also has a BA and an MA from the University of Oxford, where he studied Modern Languages (Russian and French).


  • –present
    Lecturer in Journalism, City University London


  • 2013 
    London Metropolitan University, PhD