Barnie Choudhury

Barnie Choudhury

Professor

Personal profile

Academic Background

Barnie Choudhury is an award-winning journalist and communications consultant. He was a BBC journalist for 24 years and won several industry awards for his reporting of diverse communities. Barnie is currently editor-at-large for Eastern Eye, Britain’s number one south Asian national newspaper. His specialisms are radio, television, online, investigations and data-driven human-interest journalism, and his work has changed public policy and created UK laws. Since the early 2000s, Barnie's helped to created laws and social policy. From 2020, parliamentarians have quoted Barnie's work six times during debates in the House of Commons and select committee hearings, and a Downing Street pandemic press conference. He is a social justice campaigner and diversity and inclusivity champion. In 2017, the University of Buckingham made him its inaugural professor of professional practice in communications. Barnie has contributed to several books, and he runs his own production company and consultancy business. You can listen to his recent documentary series on BBC Sounds here. Barnie started to teach journalism at UEA in January 2022.