Frances Yeoman

Liverpool Screen School

Fran Yeoman runs the journalism department at LJMU and teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level across our courses. She holds a British Academy grant for her research into news literacy, on which she has worked with stakeholders including Ofcom, DCMS and the News Literacy Network. Before joining LJMU, she spent over a decade on national newspapers, most recently as Assistant Editor of i, where she oversaw the paper’s news output. She previously worked for the Independent and The Times, as a news editor and reporter, and spent a year as a political reporter based at Westminster. She has reported from countries including Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Greece and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and co-authored a Rough Guide to South America. She holds a BA in Modern History and an M.St. in Historical Research from the University of Oxford, and completed her journalism training at the Press Association’s training centre.

Journal article

Morris K, Yeoman F. 2021. Teaching Future Journalists the News: The Role of Journalism Educators in the News Literacy Movement JOURNALISM PRACTICE, DOI Author Url

Yeoman F, Morris K. 2019. Mapping the HE news literacy landscape in the UK Journalism Education, 8 :69-78 Publisher Url Public Url

Internet publication

Yeoman F, Morris K. 2020. Why media education in schools needs to be about much more than 'fake news' Publisher Url

Davies R, Yeoman F. 2018. Philanthrophy Should Fund the Media for its Own Sake in Alliance Magazine

External committees:

Media Literacy Taskforce Steering Board, UK Government, Member, 2022

Research Grants Awarded:

British Academy/ Leverhulme, News Literacy: Understanding the UK Landscape, Kate Morris, Goldsmiths, Grant value (£): 9734, Duration of research project: 2 years. 2022

Conference presentation:

“Fast food companies teaching children about nutrition”? The place of media organisations in the drive for post-pandemic news literacy, Cardiff Future of Journalism Conference, Cardiff University/ online, Oral presentation. 2021

Mapping the HE News Literacy Landscape, World Journalism Education Congress, Paris, Oral presentation. 2019

Teaching qualification:

PG Cert HE. 2018


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Higher Education Academy. 2018