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Amanda Ball

Amanda Ball

Principal Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities


Teaching media law, ethics and regulation and public administration on both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Follow Amanda on Twitter: @AmandaJBall

Career overview

Chairs the NCTJ's Public Affairs Board and is the NCTJ's Chief Examiner in Photography Law. Her main research interest and recent publications are in journalism education and training.

Research areas

  • Media Law adviser and consultant to APCOM (Association of Police Communicators)
  • Media Law adviser and trainer for the Metropolitan Police

External activity

  • Principal Examiner for National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)
  • Chair of NCTJ Public Affairs Exam Board 1994 – 2010
  • Member of NCTJ Media Law Board
  • NCTJ Chief Examiner in Press Photography Law
  • External Examiner for MA Journalism Programme at Leeds Trinity University College

Press expertise

Amanda is an experienced media commentator and has recently been interviewed by regional and national print and broadcast press on the Leveson Inquiry.

She can offer comment on defamation and privacy law; impact of laws of contempt (media); and reporting restrictions on the media.