Andrew Dickinson

Senior Lecturer & Course Leader

Andy Dickinson is a senior lecturer and course leader of the MA Multimedia Journalism  in the School of Journalism and Digital communication at Manchester Metropolitan University.

He has nearly 20 years experience in Journalism education, training and consultancy. Prior to joining MMU he was a senior Lecturer in Journalism at the University of Central Lancashire.

Andy’s started in TV as a video editor and director specialising in documentary production. Broadcast clients including Sky, Granada TV, BBC and Discovery Channel.

But his career has led him to focus on the shift to digital and online journalism helping both students and industry grapple with the challenges of working in a digital world.

He’s a well-known voice in journalism and has appeared on a number of industry lists including’s list of leading innovators in journalism. He was named one as a regional journalism hero by David Higgerson, Trinity Mirror’s digital publishing director .