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Stuart Turnbull

Lecturer, MA Publishing, BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism and Publishing
London College of Communication
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Stuart  Turnbull


Stuart Turnbull is a lecturer on the MA Publishing and BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism and Publishing courses at London College of Communication. He also lectures on the BA (Hons) Graphic Media Design, and BA (Hons) Public Relations degrees.

Stuart is a journalist, editor and art director with 24 years of experience working in London’s print publishing, digital and broadcasting industries. He has worked for the Guardian, Sunday Times, BBC, Channel 4 and magazines including i-D, Dazed, Hole & Corner, Numéro and Tank as well as contributing to Wonderland, Dazed Digital and eMusic.

Stuart began his writing career at Sleazenation magazine in the late-90s, becoming editor then editorial director. He then created the music magazine, X-Ray for Xfm (now Radio X) before founding the free London monthly, Good for Nothing.

He has also edited and art directed customer magazines for John Brown Media, the River Group, Redwood Publishing, Story Worldwide and Grey London. Stuart has appeared on BBC Radio 1, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 5 and Radio 6 but has yet to show his face properly on television (although he was once caught on Sky TV in a football crowd).

Stuart has done talks about magazines across Europe at places including the Turin Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Sonar festival in Barcelona, Royal College of Art and at creative institutions in Helsinki.

He continues to write and do editorial consultancy for various publications and creative agencies, as well as producing his own music, riding 1970s scooters, and working on independent films and experimental journalism projects.

He is currently External Examiner for the British & Irish Modern Music Institute.

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View the BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design course page.

View the BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism and Publishing course page.

View the BA (Hons) Public Relations course page.

View the MA Publishing course page.