The PPB is the part of the Institute that deals with our trade union activities. It campaigns on matters that affect the day-to-day lives of working journalists and deals with legal battles on behalf of members.


Tim Crook

Chairman, Professional Practices Board

about
Tim Crook has been a journalist and broadcaster for four decades and during that time has campaigned for freedom of expression and journalism rights in the British legal system. He’s combined his career with teaching/training journalism and broadcasting in Higher Education and is currently Reader in Media & Communication at Goldsmiths, University of London and Visiting Professor of Broadcast Journalism at Birmingham City University. His book publications include UK Media Law Pocketbook and Comparative Media Law & Ethics.

Norman Bartlett

Board member

 

about
After service in the Royal Air Force, Norman Bartlett was employed in international marketing in the European electronics and defence fields.  He has been a full time researcher, writer and speaker on technical issues since 1971.  He is a Fellow of the Institute and served as President from 2011-13.  He was chairman of the Freelance division from 1997-2000 and was appointed Hon. Treasurer of the Institute in 2003-13.

Adela Earlington

Board member

about
Adéla Earlington has worked in community, commercial and national radio, and written articles for magazines and newspapers.

She has a BA (Hons) in media and communication from Birmingham City University.

Adela continued her interests in marketing, radio, journalism and photography, before achieving a Distinction Masters in Radio from Goldsmiths, University of London.

She is the first recipient of the Jay Merriman Mukoro scholarship.

Adela has worked in production and research for a portfolio of publishers and international production companies, including the BBC. She specialises in giving a voice to others, audio storytelling and broadcast journalism.

Jim Filbin

Board member

 

about
Jim entered journalism as a freelance in the early 1960s and gained his diploma by distance learning from the London School of Journalism. He went on to work as an agency reporter and independent freelance, writing news and features for publications as diverse as the Universe, Glasgow Guardian, Western Mail, Irish Weekly, Aberdeen Press and Journal, Sunderland Echo, BBC, Milngavie Herald, Sunday Times, Scotsman, Sunday Post and the former Scottish Daily News and Sunday Standard. He has also contributed to the Institute’s Journal magazine.

Jim has a historical political publication to his name; The Covenant: Lessons From Scotland’s Past, 1945-79.

Andrew Kelly

Board member

 

about
Andrew Kelly is an award winning journalist with 25+ years experience from trainee reporter to Board Executive of a major UK newspaper publisher – twice being awarded the Newspaper Society’s Best News Journalist of the year award.  Specialising in crime and investigative journalism. Extensive industry contacts at local and national newspaper level.

Alistair Riddell

Board member

about
Alistair recently graduated with distinction in the BJTC accredited MA Radio, at Goldsmiths. Currently freelancing for BBC Radio 4, talkRADIO, editing the Audioboom sports podcast and an Associate Lecturer in Media Law & Ethics at Goldsmiths. A background in journalism at student and community radio stations in Yorkshire led to Alistair moving to London to complete his Masters studies and begin freelancing as a radio journalist, researcher and producer.