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Senior Lecturer, Journalism, Leeds Beckett University

Sean Dodson is the post-graduate course director of Journalism and Public Relations at Leeds Beckett University. He is a former staff journalist at The Guardian and has contributed to a number of international titles such as the Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne Age and South China Morning Post – as well as a range of other newspapers and magazines including Wired Magazine, Design Week and Dazed and Confused.. His academic work focusses on the ethics of digital journalism, and his current research project attempts to measure the influence of the traditional media has over news agenda of social media. He is a senior fellow at the Higher Education Academy and a former judge of the Orwell Prize, the UK’s most prestigious prize for political writing.


  • –present
    Postgraduate leader, Journalism , Leeds Beckett University


  • 1998 
    London College of Printing , BA (hons) Journalism