Dr. Richard Danbury

Journalism Professor and Academic Lawyer

Board Member

Dr. Richard Danbury teaches journalism and is an academic lawyer. He practiced — briefly — as a criminal barrister before joining the BBC, where he worked for about a decade specializing in interviews and investigations, winning awards for his work. He now runs an MA in investigative journalism at City, University of London, and has consulted internationally on the teaching of both media law and investigative journalism for a variety of NGOs. He is an expert at Columbia University’s Global Freedom of Expression project, has coordinated Channel 4’s investigative journalism training scheme, and has been the BBC’s Advanced Law trainer. He is a member of the Scott Trust Review Panel, the organization that deals with editorial complaints in relation to the Guardian’s content. His doctorate in media law is from Oxford University, and his post-doctoral research into copyright and news was at Cambridge.