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Matt Walsh  BA (Hons), PG Dip, FHEA PhD

Matt Walsh

BA (Hons), PG Dip, FHEA PhD

Head of School

School of Journalism, Media and Culture

+44 29208 79916
Two Central Square, Room Room 1:38, Central Square, Cardiff, CF10 1FS
Media commentator
Available for postgraduate supervision


Hello, I am Matt Walsh.

I am head of the school of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University, where I teach undergraduate and postgraduate students.

I have a wide range of experience in the media, including many years in broadcast and digital news.

Do drop me a line if you would like to know more.






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My main research focus is looking at how politicians use digital media to communicate directly with voters and the impact this has on political journalism. This is the subject of my doctoral research.








I have taught broadcast and digital journalism for many years. I also teach modules on political communication in the digital age.


I am head of school at the School of Journalism, Media and Culture. Before joining Cardiff I spent six years at the University of Northampton where I was head of the department of journalism, media and performance studies.

Prior to moving into higher education, I worked as a journalist and executive producer in broadcast and digital media for more than 20 years.

In 1999 I joined ITN from the BBC as a reporter and rose to become Deputy Editor of the ITV News Channel.

I worked on stories such as the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq war and the 7/7 suicide bombings in London. I also executive produced ITV’s coverage of the 2004 American presidential election and the 2005 budget.

I moved to The Times in 2006 where I set-up its multimedia journalism department and launched podcasts and web video series with presenters including John Oliver, Clive James and Gordon Ramsay.

I have launched multiplatform broadcast and digital services and worked around the world as both a consultant and trainer.

I still continue to combine teaching with consultancy and industry work.

Academic positions

2019 - 2020: Senior lecturer, Cardiff University

2016 - 2019: Subject leader Journalism, Media and Performance Studies, University of Northampton

2014 - 2016: Senior lecturer, University of Northampton


Journalism (including broadcast and digital news)

Political communication



I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I am a member of the Standards Code Committee for the press regulator, IMPRESS.

I am a trustee of The Conversation UK.

I am a non-executive director of the Broadcast Journalism Training Council

Industry affiliations:

Awards judge 2014-19, ITV News Group

Awards judge Royal Television Society Journalism Awards 2016-24

Awards judge The Press Awards 2023-24

Awards judge Royal Television Society Student Media Awards 2018

Awards judge PSVI Film Competition 2019

External examiner:

Goldsmiths: MA Journalism 2022

Leeds Trinity University: BA Hons Broadcast Journalism (2018 to 2021)

University of Bedfordshire: BA Hons Broadcast Journalism and BA Hons Sports Journalism (2015 to 2019)

University of Lincoln: BA Hons Journalism (2015 to 2018)

Broadcast Journalism Training Council accreditation inspector. (2016 onwards)