Juliet Alexander is a former television presenter and producer who is now a media trainer and senior lecturer in journalism at a London University. She has over 25 years of media experience, having worked as a journalist for The Sunday Times ‘Insight’ team and The Guardian newspaper. She has worked as a Television reporter/presenter on a number of programmes including John Craven’s Newsround, Ebony, Songs of Praise and BBC World Service News. On radio she has presented and produced programmes such as Woman’s Hour, Law in Action and Black Britain.
Juliet has worked as a freelance media trainer with the TUCNEC (Trades Union Congress National Education Centre) for over 10 years. She has taught broadcast techniques and media skills to countless trade unionists, politicians, local councillors and charity spokespersons.
In the run up to elections in South Africa in 1994, she taught media skills to politicians and election techniques to black journalists. She has also taught members of Solidarity in Poland how to target the western press.
Juliet works with a number of charitable groups including Sickle Cell and Whizz Kids – the charity which provides state of the art wheelchairs for disabled teenagers and CAMFED (Campaign for Female Education), which encourages girls in rural Africa to stay in school. She works with mentoring groups, sits on a number of arts and education committees and is in demand as a guest speaker. Juliet did her ‘proficiency’ with the NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) and has a Masters degree in Documentary Research.