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Programme Leader, MA Journalism, Edinburgh Napier University

Kate Smith is an academic, journalist and writer based in Edinburgh, UK. Specialisms include media and politics, human rights (including food security), literary journalism and conflict reporting. She was is a short-term Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, Harvard University, 2013-2014.

Kate previously worked at Stirling and Sheffield Hallam Universities and was for a number of years a freelance journalist and columnist writing regularly for The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, the Sunday Herald, the Herald, The Guardian and a wide range of magazines. Before that Kate ran her own international magazine publishing company with offices in Edinburgh and Moscow.


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    Programme Leader, BA Journalism, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh Napier University