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Tracy Powell

Tracy Powell

Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
Broadcasting and Journalism


Tracy is the Course Leader of the BA (Hons) Journalism degree. Tracy teaches journalism across digital, print and social media platforms; runs newsdays; and is a supervisor for undergraduate multimedia dissertation projects.

Career overview

Award-winning journalist Tracy started her 25-year industry career as a junior reporter in the regional press, working her way up through a number of newsroom roles before becoming Group Editor of the Mansfield and Ashfield Chad and Hucknall Dispatch newspapers in 2009. During her five years there she also added another three weekly titles to her responsibilities.

Since joining NTU as a journalism lecturer on the NCTJ accredited award-winning BA Journalism course in 2013, Tracy has been instrumental in improving the experience of students in what to expect in a newsroom of today, restructuring newsdays, and embedding a digital first mantra across the practical modules. She incorporates the use of social media and mobile journalism to her modules as well as teaching and extending the core skills of reporting, recording and writing, that all journalists need.

Reacting constantly to changes in trends within the journalism industry and recognising a wider range of employment opportunities for our graduates she has also embedded more teaching and learning around PR and Comms, with the development of a module which is now also accredited by the NCTJ.

Tracy is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a 2020 winner of the Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Award.