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UCLan lecturer dies

Veteran journalist and UCLan lecturer Robert Beers

Veteran journalist and UCLan lecturer Robert Beers

A veteran journalist and lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire has died.

Robert Beers, a renowned reporter and filmmaker, worked in the School of Journalism, Media and Communication at UCLan as course leader in MA International Journalism.

Originally from America, Mr Beers was an award-winning television correspondent and a documentary producer for US network and local television news for more than two decades.

He completed assignments in more than 60 countries and also served as a news consultant in the Americas, before working for The Guardian, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service.

He tutored postgraduate programmes, leading four MA modules and one BA module, at UCLan.

Mr Beers was also the author of ‘UK Television News’ in The Future of Journalism in the Advanced Democracies.

A post on the International Journalism at UCLan Facebook page said: “Robert was an inspiration to students who shared a passion for war-reporting and international journalism alike and will be missed by many.”

* Did you know Mr Beers? Send your tributes to neil.docking@lep.co.uk or post a comment below.

 

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