Leslie Viney

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Position: Pathway Leader
Email: vineyl@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Creative and Liberal Arts
Programme/s: BA (Hons) Liberal Studies (Media & Communications) with Integrated Foundation BA (Hons) Liberal Studies (Public Relations) with Integrated Foundation

Professional Biography

Leslie Viney combines writing with teaching journalism at Regent's University London. She was London Correspondent for US News & World Report and contributed stories about Britain for the New York Times. She continues to write for British and American publications, does corporate communications for a variety of clients and edits non-fiction books.


  • M.S.  Social Research Methods, London Metropolitan University, London, in process
  • M.S.  Journalism, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, Il,
  • B.A. English Literature, (with teaching certification) University of Rochester, Rochester, NY,
  • University of Sussex, Brighton, England, (Junior Year Abroad)

Relevant Past Employment

  • Over 25 years' experience in journalism, PR and non-fiction books, working in-house and as an outside consultant, both in the US and the UK.
  • 2005-2012 – Course Leader Journalism, London Metropolitan University
  • 1989-1991 - London Correspondent USNews&World Report

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Association of Journalism Educators (AJE)
  • MeCCSA (Media, Communication and Cultural Studies)
  • ECREA (European Communication Research and Education)

Teaching & Course Development

  • BA and MA courses in Media & Communications, Public Relations, Journalism and Film Studies with specific course emphasis in journalism practice, media research, publication and design and strategic communications
  • Helped to develop the Creative Industries degree for the London School of Film, Media and Performance and the Events Management degree for the European Business School.

Research Interests

  • Comparative analysis of media coverage of the Middle East and the United States; offense in advertising; social media influence on students.

Conference Papers Given


‘I get my information from my professors’: Social media, news consumption and the triumph of traditional sources’, Social Media Insights, March 5th, Regent’s University, London, with Elif Toker-Turnalar and Zotanya Sujon

‘They’ve got the power: Facebook and Emerging adults’, Ten Years of Facebook, September 5-6, Partiumi Keresztény Egyetem, Romania

‘“I Get My Information From My Professors”: Social Media, News Consumption and the Triumph of Traditional Sources’ MeCCSA Annual Conference, January 8-10, Bournemouth University


‘Facebook and news as an information battleground’ Social Media: The Fourth International Transforming Audiences Conference, September 2-3, University of Westminster, London, UK.


‘They’ve got the power: Facebook, digital literacy and Regent’s University students’. Media Trends: Challenging Crossroads, April 8-10, Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland.

Consumer and trade magazines and newspaper articles; consumer health and advice booklets for drug companies

Last updated: 01 March 2018