Professor Ian Reeves

Head of Centre
Professor Ian Reeves


Professor Ian Reeves is the Head of the Centre for Journalism and a director of KMTV, the local television channel for Kent which is based in studios at the University's Medway campus.

He is a former editor of Press Gazette, the magazine covering news and developments throughout the journalism industry. He oversaw the magazine’s move into web publishing and was responsible for developing the Student Journalism Awards, the Magazine Design and Journalism Awards, and the innovative Press Cadets project. He was also instrumental in establishing the National Newspaper Hall of Fame. Ian is a Periodical Publishers Association awards winner for his work on Press Gazette, and was nominated as weekly editor of the year in 2006 by the British Society of Magazine Editors.

In the 1990s he was editor of Central Press Features, which syndicated copy all over the world. A former engineer, he began his journalism career on magazines including The Engineer and Electronics Times. He continues to write about business and media issues, and has a particular interest in digital media publishing. He designed and built the Centre's live publishing web site at and the Centre's unique iPad app, available from the App Store. He is lead author of the 5th edition of the Newspapers Handbook(Routledge 2014), and co-editor of What Is Local? Grassroots journalism - its death and rebirth published by Abramis in 2012. 

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