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- Job title:
- Senior Lecturer (Media & Journalism)
- School of Arts & Media
- Research institute:
About Bethany Usher
Bethany spent seven years working in the newspaper industry after reading English Literature and Language at the University of Leeds. She quickly progressed from a trainee reporter on the Sunderland Echo to Crime Reporter, after gaining top marks in her NCE senior journalist exams.
Bethany then moved to Fleet Street and worked for two of Britain's leading Sunday newspapers. She worked her way up to Northern Editor and gained experience in multimedia journalism. Bethany has won four awards and was named Young Journalist of the Year in 2003.
Bethany's research interests include the rise of the cult of celebrity in the press from the 18th century to current day.