Samantha Harman

Senior Lecturer in Journalism

Samantha is an award-winning editor of newspapers, magazines and websites. Samantha worked her way from trainee to editor within six years of being in the industry. She was the first female editor of the Bucks Free Press in its 160-year history - a title named Newspaper of the Year under her editorship - and to date, is the youngest ever editor of the Oxford Mail and Times. Her specialism in the newsroom has been digital transformation. She continues to edit Oxfordshire Living magazine and is a contributor to its sister titles and other national publications. Samantha has tutored several trainee journalists through the NQJ senior exams and is passionate about diversity in the media. She has also spear-headed a campaign around the safety of journalists and continues her research in this area at Brookes, collaborating with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.