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Emeritus Professor of Journalism, Cardiff University

Richard Sambrook is Emeritus Professor of Journalism at Cardiff University. He spent 30 years as a journalist in BBC News including ten years on the board of management as Director of Sport, Director of News and Director of Global News. He was also Global Vice Chairman of Edelman, where he was a consultant on media to numerous global organisations.


  • –present
    Professor of Journalism, Cardiff University
  • 2010–2013
    Visiting Fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford


  • 1984 
    Birkbeck, London, MSc Politics
  • 1977 
    Reading University, BA Hons English


  • 2017
    Global Teamwork: the rise of collaboration in investigative journalism, RISJ
  • 2016
    The Future of 24 hour news, Peter Lang
  • 2016
    Reporting Dangerously, Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2013
    The public appetite for foreign news, RISJ
  • 2012
    Delivering Trust: Impartiality and Objectivity in the Digital Age, RISJ
  • 2010
    Are Foreign Correspondents Redundant?, RISJ Challenges
  • 2007
    Global Voice: Britain's role in international broadcasting, Premium Publishing