Details of members who have put themselves forward for election to serve on the Board for 2013/14.
Janice Shillum Bhend
Janice Shillum Bhend MCIJ is an experienced writer, publisher, editor and media professional with a strong background in national magazines – including her own title, YES! which she published for five years. She has made many TV and radio appearances and contributed to several books.
Passionate about promoting good journalism, she co-wrote a new magazine course for the NCTJ and taught the next generation of journalists for seven years at degree and postgraduate level. She has a lifetime’s love for and an in-depth knowledge of the magazine industry.
Amanda Brodie – Chairman
Having worked in journalism for 30 years, Amanda has a wealth of experience in newspapers, starting as a reporter in London and later sub-editing for newspapers in Essex and Suffolk. A former assistant editor in a busy production department, her experience extends to paid-for and free weeklies, evening and regional daily papers, as well as business and lifestyle magazines. Until recently she worked on regional daily and evening newspapers in Suffolk. Amanda now works as a freelance, mostly for the National Council for the Training of Journalists, as an exam-marker and exam centre organiser.
Cleland Thom has been a journalist for 40 years and now runs the media training organisation CTJT.
Since 2003 he has trained more than 2,000 journalists across the UK, specialising in law, and has been legal adviser to the Manchester Evening News, The Local Radio Company, Real Radio, TNT magazine and GPSJ.
Campbell has been a journalist for 22 years and a CIoJ member since 1996. He completed his NCTJ training with Ayrshire Weekly Press, working as a reporter and feature writer before moving to the Glasgow Evening Times, latterly running a district office.
He freelances for the UK and Scottish national and regional press and broadcast networks, specialising in court, crime and investigations. He is a British delegate to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent and has worked for the United Nations in Cyprus, as well as the UK military and police services. Campbell is a Masters graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, where he also taught journalism.
Tim Crook has been a journalist and broadcaster for four decades and during that time has campaigned for freedom of expression and journalism rights in the British legal system. He’s combined his career with teaching/training journalism and broadcasting in Higher Education and is currently Reader in Media & Communication at Goldsmiths, University of London and Visiting Professor of Broadcast Journalism at Birmingham City University. His book publications include UK Media Law Pocketbook and Comparative Media Law & Ethics.