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Andy Ford

Andy Ford

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies

023 8201 3097 ext. 3097 Room no. JM203


Andy is a highly qualified journalist, with more than 20 years' industry experience working in national and regional newspapers, radio and television. After 11 years working for one of the south's leading news agencies, he joined ITV in 1999. In 2001, he turned freelance, working for Sky Sports, ITV and ITN.

Andy joined Solent in September 2009 as an associate lecturer. Now a permanent staff member, he is a key member of the team on BA (Hons) Sports Journalism. He specialises in teaching sports journalism for television, and professional practice. He is a qualified editor in Avid and Apple's Final Cut Pro. His industry links remain, and he is a regular reporter, field producer and occasional presenter on the Sky Sports angling programme 'Tight Lines'.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    Andy starting working for national newspapers, broadcasters and publishers in 1986 and he is still regularly working in the industry.
  2. Research interests

    Andy's research interests include film making, industry workflows, video editing, online journalism and mobile journalism (MOJO).
  3. Recent publications

    Andy is published regularly on Sky Sports in video format.