Richard joined the University of Huddersfield in 2013 having worked in online, radio, TV and print journalism. He was variously a journalist, producer and broadcaster for Sky News, BBC Radio 5 live and Xfm among others, and established the Saddleworth News hyperlocal journalism site. He previously taught social media and online journalism skills at the University of Leeds. Richard has an MA in International Politics from the University of Manchester, and a BA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Leeds.
Richard is studying for a PhD part-time at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, under the supervision of Prof Stuart Allan and Prof Richard Sambrook. His topic is court reporting in the UK media, including how such coverage might be provided in the future.