'His skills will help ensure we remain the uk leader in journalism'

April 1, 2005

Award-winning producer Adrian Monck is to head City University's renowned department of journalism

Adrian Monck, executive producer of Sky News, has been appointed head of City University's department of journalism and publishing.

Mr Monck will take up the professorial appointment next month and will be in charge of an award-winning department that caters for 500 undergraduate and postgraduate students on ten courses.

The department has more than 3,000 graduates working in the media and has also offered publishing courses since 1997.

Mr Monck succeeds Rod Allen who has held the post since 1996. Mr Allen will continue to teach and research in the department after a sabbatical year.

Sue Robertson, dean of the School of Arts at City, welcomed Mr Monck's appointment: "Adrian's journalistic knowledge and experience will add an important further dimension to the extraordinary pool of professional expertise already in the department, and his leadership skills will help ensure we remain the UK leader in journalism and publishing education."

Mr Monck started his career at CBS, the television network, covering stories including the fall of the Soviet Union and the first Gulf War. He won Royal Television Society awards for his work in Dunblane and Bosnia and the New York Festival's Gold Medal for special reports and the Festival's overall prize.

He has worked on ITN's News at 10 and Channel 5 News, where he was managing editor. He is co-author of Crunch Time: A User's Guide to the Twenty-first Century with Australian journalist Mike Hanley.

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